Lawrence Berkeley National Lab's (LBNL) Engineering Division has an opening for a Mechanical Engineering Machinist to join the team.
Under varying levels of supervision, you will provide technical support in the field of journey-level machining technology. Perform routine and specialized assignments. Apply intermediate-level knowledge, innovation, and creativity in mechanical and shop related theory and practice, performing general machining operations with the appropriate level of supervision. May be assigned/rotated to a matrix assignment to provide direct machining support to specific projects/programs.
This position will be hired at a level commensurate with the business needs; and skills, knowledge, and abilities of the successful candidate.
What You Will Do:
Apply substantial understanding and expertise in journey level machining technology, theory and practice to effectively and efficiently carry out assignments. Design and fabricate work-piece fixtures for one-of-a-kind or production machine tool fabrication of metallic or non-metallic parts. Provide design for manufacturability advice to technicians, designers, engineers and scientists.
Use both conventional and Computer Numerical Controlled machinery to program, set-up and perform mixed-complexity machining operations that include producing hardware components and assemblies bearing complex geometry, high precision, non-prismatic features, hidden features and difficult to machine materials.
Use computers, in conjunction with lab supported Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing software applications to:
Access, view, import, export, measure, manipulate and construct native electronic drawings and solid models as well as generic file formats such as dxf and iges.
Apply appropriate and efficient tool/cutter path to geometry, proper machining sequences, spindle speeds and federates.
Generate, edit and transfer appropriate machine tool controller-specific part program instructions.
Decode blueprints, sketches, parts lists, and assembly diagrams.
Understand and apply Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing standards, including:
Comparing Datum Reference Frames to Datum Features for correct decoding.
Understanding the symbols and terminology describing part feature form, orientation, size and location.
Perform all duties in compliance with applicable Environment, Health and Safety rules and regulations as described in LBL Pub-3000 and other related documents. Proactively promote and participate in matters relating to safety and environmentally sensitive work practices.
Participate in various formal ES&H training activities as required by specific duties and responsibilities.
Perform work with knowledge and understanding of shop and laboratory safety practices and policies including organization, housekeeping, hazardous material and waste handling, storage and disposal, Activity Hazard Documents (AHD's), Safety Data Sheets (SDS's), confined space entry, Occurrence Reporting, Quality Assurance/Conduct of Operations, and applicable Function, Project, and Facility Notebooks
What is Required:
Demonstrated technical understanding of machining and related mechanical process theory and work practices.
Minimum of 5 to 10 years of machining related experience.
Demonstrated understanding of technical shop mathematics.
Conventional and CNC machine tool experience, performing work on complex, precision hardware components and assemblies.
Experience with CAD and CAM applications.
Demonstrated knowledge, skill and work experience in performing set-ups, testing, troubleshooting, repair, calibration, operation and maintenance of sophisticated mechanical, shop related, and scientific apparatus, equipment and systems.
Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to select, set-up and use appropriate hand, power, and specialized machine tools.
Ability to read and correctly decode complex blueprints, sketches, parts lists, layout and assembly drawings and operation, calibration and repair manuals.
Good verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to climb stairs and ladders, work from heights and confined spaces, and lift 12 kg (25 lbs.).
Additional Desired Qualifications:
An AA or BS degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology, Manufacturing Engineering Technology or Industrial Engineering Technology and/or successful completion of a formal machinist apprenticeship-program, or the equivalent in formal industrial training is preferred.
General personal computer application skills with spreadsheets, databases and word processors.
This is a full-time career appointment, non-exempt (hourly paid) from overtime pay.
This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes.
Salary will be determined based on range by collective bargaining agreement.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
Based on University of California Policy - SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program and U.S Federal Government requirements, Berkeley Lab requires that all members of our community obtain the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as they are eligible. As a condition of employment at Berkeley Lab, all Covered Individuals must Participate in the COVID-19 Vaccination Program by providing proof of Full Vaccination or submitting a request for Exception or Deferral. Visit covid.lbl.gov for more information.
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