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 Manager.

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

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

  • Processing large optics, including hand cleaning, automated cleaning, coating and etching.

  • Inspecting large optics.

  • Mounting optics into mechanical hardware frames

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

  • Working in a class 100 cleanroom.

  • Using web-based data management systems to track work, record metrology data, and report problems.

  • Follow and adhere to written, operational, and safety procedures in the course of completing job assignments.

  • This position requires ability to work a second shift work schedule and rotating day. Will support a 24/7 operation.

  • Perform all assignments in accordance with ESH&Q, Security, and business practice requirements and policies.

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

  • Shipping and receiving of optics and other materials.

Essential Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

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

  • Experience with production technologies, including evaluating and testing processes.

  • Ability to perform work deliberately, carefully and safely.

  • Demonstrated ability to work within deadlines to perform multiple tasks and communicate effectively with managers and customers.

  • Ability to follow detailed procedures and accurately record process parameters.

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

  • Experience working 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 of personalities and disciplines.

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: P (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.

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.


We are Equal Opportunity Employers. Prospective employees will receive consideration without discrimination because of race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

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