Optical Material Coordinator - PLS - NWS 00330

Job Posted 6/7/2022
North Wind Services LLC
LIVERMORE, CA 94551
United States
Category Government
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.


The Optics Coordinator group within the National Ignition Facility (NIF) has an opening for an Optical Material Coordinator. Under limited supervision, the successful candidate will process incoming material, including material requiring special handling. Responsibilities include receiving, optical inspection, specification, and some metrology for a variety of commercial and NIF-designed small and large optics, along with a variety of ancillary glass items, optics-metrology equipment, and optics-processing hardware (and at times, general mechanical and/or electrical hardware) which includes segregating, data entry, staging and delivery, and using safe handling practices while performing these functions with accuracy and timeliness to meet departmental objectives. The successful candidate will interact daily with immediate supervisor, coworkers, customers, general LLNL personnel and offsite vendors as appropriate to position activities.  The successful candidate will report to a Component Engineer/Manager


Due to the vast and varying types of experiments, NIF is a 24/7 operational facility. This position may require the successful candidate have the flexibility to work overtime to accomplish goals. The successful candidate will be required to pass various on-site training modules to pursue work assignments.


Essential Duties


- Provide general coordination and support to scientific, engineering, and technical personnel through optics order receiving and inspection.


- Handle optics for verification of their physical dimensions.


- Perform visual inspection on optics with various sizes and shapes.


- Use optic inspection instruments to characterize and document out of conformances.


- Provide regular detailed status updates and reports to supervisor and customers/requesters.


- Anticipate and reconcile supply problems, including technical factors affecting critical milestones.


- Interact with requestors, LLNL Procurement, Production Control, NIF warehouse, & LLNL Receiving.


- Pack and unpack, receive optics in LLNL’s tracking system, stage, transport, deliver parts around the LLNL site.


- Perform receiving and reconciliation of optics orders and create non-conformance reports for out-of-spec items.


- Maintain a highly organize optics storage and warehouse areas.


- Work with the Optical Component Engineers assisting with miscellaneous projects.


- Secure loads on trucks using tie-down equipment such as rope, chains, and strapping.


- Perform all assignments in accordance with ES&H, Security, and business practice requirements and policies.


- Perform other duties as assigned.


Essential Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities


- Working knowledge of inventory/inspection checklists, spreadsheets, and various tracking documents.


- Moderate problem solving and decision-making skills necessary to independently identify appropriate material handling procedural actions and solutions.


- Organizational skills, detail oriented, with experience prioritizing multiple and moderately complex tasks with frequent interruptions and distractions, often with short deadlines.


- Experience working independently as well as functioning as a team player in a multi-discipline team environment where team members include scientists, engineers, technicians, and coordinators.


- Ability to maintain effective working relationships with clients, co-workers, external vendors, and Laboratory service units.


- Experience with database, data manipulation skills, personal computers, and associated software.


- Effective verbal and written communication skills to interact tactfully and effectively with a diverse group of personalities and disciplines at various levels throughout the Laboratory.


- Must possess and maintain a valid California Driver’s License.


- Ability to operate a ½ and ¾ ton pickup.


- Ability to lift up to 25 lbs.


Desired Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities


- Associate's degree (AA/AS) in optical, mechanical, or manufacturing technology; or equivalent combination of education and related training and work experience.


- Understanding of optical materials, optical finishing, coating, metrology.


- Experience in optical metrology, inspection, certifications.


- Familiar with MRP systems and working with Configuration Management requirements.


- Knowledge of NIF cleanliness requirements, optical cleaning methods, and contamination control methods.


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.


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.

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