Electro-Mechanical Design Drafter - NWS 145

North Wind Services LLC
United States


Job Description

North Wind Services, 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. NWS 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 NWS, 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 NWS, 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 NWS.

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 National Ignition Facility (NIF) and Photon Science Directorate has an opening for a highly qualified Electro-Mechanical Design engineer. Applicants must possess an enthusiasm for Electronics Engineering; one that is looking for a challenge to “think out of the box” and have the skills to forecast needed changes to continue high achievement and excellence. And a willingness to pursue professional growth in the field of Electro-Mechanical design. NIF is a state-of-the art, one-of-a-kind facility that requires fast-paced, highly skilled, and trained employees. NIF is seeking to enhance its core staff with people who can lead future design and engineering efforts as NIF continues its scientific journey through operations in its experimental facility. These mechanical, Electro-Mechanical, laser, optical systems require advanced technical skills to work on very sophisticated designs. Successful candidates must have demonstrated exceptionally high ability in past engineering projects and positions, being able to demonstrate knowledge and experience from conception to completion of large scale or complex projects. This requires a versatile, broad-based Electro-Mechanical Design Engineer capable of developing, individually or with other Electronics Engineers and Engineers of various disciplines to provide: 1) novel and innovative designs, 2) exacting specifications, 3) processes and procedures for the installation and commissioning of the hardware, 4) interactions with vendors and finally 5) integration of the hardware in a large, complex, and tightly secured facility. The successful candidate will work within the NIF and Photon Science Engineering Design group. This unique group requires the flexibility and openness to move within the design group to where their skills will be needed most. Because of the vast and varying types of experiments, this position will require the Electronics Design Engineer to have the ability to be flexible, working within various NIF departments that require design assistance. NIF will provide the successful candidate an opportunity to be part of an elite team in advancing forward into the future of lasers and advanced science and physics.

This position will specifically report to the NIF Electronic Engineering design group. NIF will provide the successful candidate an opportunity to be part of an elite team in advancing forward into the future of lasers with advanced science and physics.

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.

Essential Duties

- Provide Electro-Mechanical Design and drafting support at a system level to engineering, scientific, and technical staff utilizing knowledge of CAD tools where design parameters and specifications have been established

- Experience with AutoCAD

- Generate or drive Electro-Mechanical design solutions that address requirements and constraints, and translate these solutions into detailed interconnection, schematic, wiring, panel layouts, silkscreens, and associated mechanical detail and assembly drawings

- Provide supporting documentation for Electro-Mechanical design solutions that may include analysis, schedules, costing, processes, and procedures

- Perform calculations to support technical work using standard engineering formulas

- Provide advanced Electro-Mechanical technical advice and solutions in a team environment

- Provide supporting documentation for Electro-Mechanical design solutions that may include analysis, schedules, costing, processes, and procedures

- Provide graphics and related technical material in support of design reviews, procedures, and other documentation

- Review completed drawings and other documentation for adherence to LLNL drafting standards and specifications

- Maintain drawings and other technical records applying appropriate Configuration Management with a Product Lifecycle Management

Essential Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

- Associates Degree (AA/AS) or equivalent in Electro-Mechanical Design/Drafting Technology or Mechanical Design/Drafting or related field

- Working knowledge of developing design concepts with a broad background in its various sub-disciplines – mechanical, optical, and Electro-Mechanical

- Experience within the scope of conception, design, fabrication and materials, prototyping projects from start to finish.

- Must have the ability and attitude to develop a project from start to finish. (Should be able to provide examples from past jobs).

- Ability to analyze and interpret complex design requirements, and to exercise creativity and judgment in solving Electro-Mechanical design problems

- Ability to interpret and follow notes sketches, drawings, specifications, and procedures

- Experience working as a member of a project team with engineers, scientists, designers, technicians, and coordinators

- Ability to present concepts and ideas in a clear and coherent manner both verbal and written to peers and managers in presentation form and report form, to small and large groups as needed

- Ability to independently solve technical design problems and achieve results on schedule

- Demonstrated analytical skills in systems analysis and experience on experimental systems

- Skills in Microsoft software such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.

- Must be able to meet pre-employment requirements consisting of a physical, drug screen and background investigation under clearance requirements from the Department of Energy

Desired Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

- B.S. Degree in Electro-Mechanical/Electronics or Mechanical Engineering or related field

- Experience using PTC Windchill

- Experience using Creo Parametric software

- Experience using Creo Schematics software

- Experience with Mentor Graphics PADS/DxDesigner software

- Experience using GerbTool software

- Knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (ASME Y14.5)

- Experience in reviewing and verifying the accuracy of work performed by peers and other engineering disciplines as needed

Special Requirements

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

Pre-employment drug test: External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Subcontractor.

Anticipated Clearance Level: Q (position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.

North Wind offers a competitive pay and benefits package to include health, life, and disability insurance benefits, 401(k) with company match, generous paid leave, and tuition reimbursement for eligible employees. As a company, we are committed to employee wellness, professional development, and work-life balance. We value safety, reliability, and commitment to our people! For more information about our benefits or hiring philosophy, visit the North Wind Career Opportunities Page.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The nature of those accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis. If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact our Helpline 1-208-528-8714 for assistance.

North Wind is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, religion or other legally protected status. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.