Electronics Designer Drafter - NWG 00008
Job TypeFull Time
CompanyNorth Wind Services LLC
Job Description
The Integrated Engineering and Design Group (IE&DG) in the National Security Engineering Division (NSED) located at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has two openings for a highly qualified Electronics Designer. The design/drafting group within IE&DG provides a “central drafting” function supporting a wide variety of customers and projects. Primary support would be in the Advanced Sources and Detectors (ASD) Scorpius Program. Secondary support would include Physical and Life Science, (PLS), Weapons and Complex Integration (WCI), Global Security (GS), accelerator technologies, high-energy physics, Energy, National Ignition Facility (NIF), and others. Under minimal supervision, the designer will provide intermediate-to-advanced electronics drafting and design support for apparatus, equipment, assemblies, components, facilities, utilities and systems. You will work from and contribute to design concepts. You will develop, interpret, and translate concepts into design layouts while solving moderately complex technical problems and exercising regular decision-making skills to establish techniques and procedures. Because of the vast and varying types of work we are involved with, this position will require the Electronics Designer to have the ability to be flexible, working with various groups/projects that require design assistance.

This position may require the successful candidate have the flexibility to work overtime, shift and or weekends to accomplish goals. The successful candidate will be required to pass various on-site training modules to pursue work assignments.
Essential Duties
- Provide general Electronics drafting and design support to lead designers, engineering, scientific, and technical staff to conceptualize, develop, and complete detailed designs for various electronics applications that address requirements and constraints; translate these solutions into schematic, fabrication, wiring, interconnect, chassis, cable, and assembly drawings utilizing knowledge of CAD tools
- Incorporate advanced knowledge of CAD modeling of design concepts using AutoCAD 2013 2D and 3D software
- Develop detailed fabrication, specifications, and documentation for all designs
- Perform basic calculations to support technical work using standard engineering formulas; analyze cost effectiveness of design, schedule, and materials
- Work independently on small projects and/or contribute to large team projects
- Interact productively with vendors, customers, and other associates outside the work unit.
- Maintain documentation in a configuration management system.
- Perform other duties as assigned

EssentialSkills, Knowledge, and Abilities

- Associate’s degree in Electronics Design/Drafting Technology; orrelevant degree containing significant science, mathematics, and electronicsengineering coursework with related experience; or Certificate in ElectronicsDesign/Drafting Technology with related experience; or an equivalent combinationof education and related experience.

- Intermediate knowledge and applied experience to generatemoderately complex schematic, fabrication, wiring, interconnect, chassis,cable, panel layouts, silkscreens, PWB layouts, associated mechanical detaildrawings, and assembly drawings

- Intermediate knowledge of drafting procedures, standards, andvendor products (electronic components)

-Demonstrated ability in the design, function, fabrication processes, andpackaging of electronics hardware/systems

- Ability to analyze and interpretcomplex design requirements, and to exercise creativity and judgment in solvingelectronic design problems

- Advanced experience with AutoCAD 2013 2D and 3D.

- Effective communication, interpersonal, andteamwork skills and abilities to work independently and as a member of amulti-disciplinary team.

DesiredSkills, Knowledge, and Abilities

- Applied experience with PTC Windchill PDM (ProductData Management) software.


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

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

AnticipatedClearance Level: Q (position will be cleared to this level). Applicantsselected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meeteligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter.  In addition, all L or Q cleared employees aresubject to random drug testing. Q-level clearance requiresU.S. citizenship.  If you hold multiplecitizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce yournon-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 or mail to hr@northwindgrp.com 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.

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.