NANA Regional Corporation Engineering Technician / Optical-Mechanical Technician in Livermore, California

Job Title Engineering Technician / Optical-Mechanical Technician

Auto req ID 17483BR

Full / Part Time Full-Time

Employment Type Regular

City Livermore

State California

Country United States

Job Introduction Akima Infrastructure Services, LLC (AIS), is actively seeking

individuals who can contribute to national security within the science,

technology, and engineering fields as part of our supplemental labor team at

vital federal research and development installations supporting the Department

of Energy. AIS has an established history of contributing to the success of

their customers mission. Available employment opportunities may range from

administrative and logistical support to advanced technical positions.

Qualified applicants must be a US citizen, at least 18 years of

age, and able to meet pre-employment requirements including any required

physicals, drug screen, and/or background investigation to satisfy clearance

requirements from the Department of Energy.

Successful candidates will be employees of AIS, a premier

government contractor charged with employing highly-motivated and

well-qualified personnel who can advance the missions of the Lawrence Livermore

National Laboratory in Livermore, CA. Though employed by AIS, the employee will

take day-to-day direction from technical personnel employed directly by the

research laboratories. Pay, benefits, Human Resource, and Employment Management

functions are provided by AIS.

This position is supporting the National Ignition Facility (NIF)

which is the world’s largest and most energetic laser facility ever built. NIF

is also the most precise and reproducible laser as well as the largest optical

instrument. The giant laser has nearly 40,000 optics, which precisely guide,

reflect, amplify, and focus 192 laser beams onto a fusion target about the size

of a pencil eraser.

The NIF Directorate is seeking several Optical/Mechanical

Technicians to support Optics Production. The qualified technician(s) must be

able to work in a low-level radiologically-contaminated, clean room environment

and handle large, high-value optics and optical assemblies. The technician will

perform duties under close supervision and report to the NIF Optics Production


Due to the vast and varying types of experiments, NIF is a 24/7

operational facility. This position may require the successful candidate to

have the flexibility to work overtime, shift and or weekends to accomplish

goals. This position may also require working alternate schedules such as

4/10’s or 12 hour shifts. The successful candidate will be required to pass

various on-site training modules to pursue work assignments.

Job Description

Essential Duties

  • Handlingof large (to 18” square, and up to 50 lbs.) valuable laser optics for the NIFusing mechanical lift or 2-person lifting techniques.

  • Processinglarge optics, including hand cleaning, automated cleaning, coating and etching.

  • Inspectinglarge optics.

  • Mountingoptics into mechanical hardware frames

  • Performingmetrology on optics, including interferometry, ellipsometry, spectroscopy,imaging, and operating defect metrology tools.

  • Working ina class 100 cleanroom.

  • Usingweb-based data management systems to track work, record metrology data, andreport problems.

  • Follow andadhere to written, operational, and safety procedures in the course ofcompleting job assignments.

  • Thisposition requires ability to work a second shift work schedule and rotatingday. Will support a 24/7 operation.

  • Performall assignments in accordance with ESH&Q, Security, and business practicerequirements and policies.

  • Workrequirements may involve climbing ladders and stairs, lifting up to 50 pounds,standing or walking for significant periods of time.

  • Shippingand receiving of optics and other materials.

Essential Skills, Knowledge, andAbilities

  • A.S., orequivalent experience, in Optical or Mechanical technologies

  • Experiencewith production technologies, including evaluating and testing processes.

  • Ability toperform work deliberately, carefully and safely.

-Demonstrated ability to work within deadlines to perform multiple tasks andcommunicate effectively with managers and customers.

  • Ability tofollow detailed procedures and accurately record process parameters.

  • Experiencewith database, data manipulation skills, personal computers and associatedsoftware.

  • Experienceworking in a multi-disciplinary team environment.

-Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills.

-Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks and changing priorities.

-Demonstrated interpersonal skills necessary to interact with a diverse group ofpersonalities and disciplines.

Special Requirements

Pre-PlacementMedical Exam: A job related pre-placement medical examination may be required.

Pre-employmentdrug test: External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required topass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.

AnticipatedClearance Level: P (position will becleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federalbackground investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access toclassified information or matter. Inaddition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing.

We wish tothank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for theposition; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.


We are EqualOpportunity Employers. Prospective employees will receive consideration withoutdiscrimination because of race, color, religion, creed, gender, nationalorigin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, orany other legally protected status.

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