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Radio Communications Technologist

Company: Oak Ridge Associated Universities
Location: Livermore
Posted on: November 14, 2023

Job Description:

Radio Communications Technologist

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Science & Engineering


Full Time


Radio Communications Technologist - Mid/Senior Company Description Join us and make YOUR mark on the World! Are you interested in joining some of the brightest talent in the world to strengthen the United States' security? Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where our employees apply their expertise to create solutions for BIG ideas that make our world a better place. We are committed to a diverse and equitable workforce with an inclusive culture that values and celebrates the diversity of our people, talents, ideas, experiences, and perspectives. This is essential to innovation and creativity for continued success of the Laboratory's mission. Job Description We have an opening for an Electronics Technologist/Senior Electronics Technologist in the Radio Services Group to provide Land Mobile Radio (LMR) communications support. You will work under general supervision as part of a dynamic and diverse team to provide electronics support to test, troubleshoot, repair, evaluate, operate, and maintain radio communications equipment and systems for programs and projects throughout the Livermore site, Site 300 in Tracy, and other off-site locations, including working at heights on communication towers and at remote microwave and communication sites throughout the Bay Area. Overtime and occasional travel will be required. This position is in the National Security Engineering Division (NSED), within the Engineering Directorate. This position will be filled at either level based on knowledge and related experience as assessed by the hiring team. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if hired at the higher level.

  • Provide general electronic technical support of radio communications and wireless applications throughout the Laboratory and Site 300.
  • Will work at heights, such as with scissor-lifts, man-lifts, on building roofs, and on communication towers to 300 feet.
  • Work from sketches, drawings, electronic schematics, verbal or written instructions, and do moderately complex troubleshooting to the sub-system or component level.
  • Identify proper test requirements, execute test procedures, document and present test results independently, under general supervision.
  • Maintain computer systems, servers, routers, networks and switches.
  • Interact regularly with co-workers, immediate supervisor, and other laboratory staff, including high-level technical support personnel, professionals and contacts external to the Laboratory.
  • Provide customer support using good communication skills and effectively interface with other members of a small service-oriented group to fulfill the customer's needs.
  • Perform other duties as assigned Additional job responsibilities, at the 531.3 level
    • Make regular recommendations to establish or modify guidelines, techniques, and procedures to choose appropriate work methods and when necessary, to set work priorities for work that may involve complex tasks.
    • Solve complex technical problems and provide design support for radio communications systems.
    • Acquire and analyze complex data using computer databases. Qualifications
      • Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. citizenship.
      • Associate degree in Electronics, Engineering Technology, Radio Frequency (RF) Technology or related field, or the equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.
      • Experience working at heights, such as with scissor-lifts, man-lifts, on building roofs, and on communications towers to 300 feet.
      • Experience with and detailed knowledge of Motorola P25 Digital Trunked Radio Technology, ASTRO25 release 7.X versions, infrastructure and subscribers.
      • Experience in testing, fabrication and troubleshooting digital and analog RF communications equipment and systems, antenna networks and cables, communications control systems and wiring, and performing standard EIA communications tests.
      • Proficiency using TDR's, multimeters, power meters, spectrum analyzers and other specialized diagnostic tools.
      • Ability to work from verbal and written instructions, sketches, drawings, prints, and electronic schematics.
      • Ability to work scheduled, as well as unscheduled emergency overtime, occasional travel and ongoing 24/7 on-call rotation.
      • Effective written, verbal, and presentation communication skills. Additional qualifications at the 531.3 level
        • Advanced understanding and experience in complex design, testing, fabrication and troubleshooting, and performing data analysis for digital and analog RF communications equipment and systems, antenna networks and cables, communications control systems and wiring, and performing standard EIA communications tests.
        • Advanced knowledge and experience with Computer Networking Technologies, T1, DS3, LAN's, fiber, BERT procedures, TCP/IP, packet, UDP, etc.
        • Experience working effectively with minimum supervision including making independent, fundamental decisions to support a variety of complex technical problems. Qualifications We Desire
          • Current or prior certification in Tower Climber / Rescue and/or operation of a man-lift, and scissor-lift.
          • Motorola training on ASTRO25 Trunked Radio Systems, Key Management, OTAR, GTR8000, MCC7500.
          • F.C.C. General Radiotelephone License or equivalent. Additional Information All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines. Position Information This is a Career Indefinite position. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for this position. Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?
            • Included in 2022 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!
            • Work for a premier innovative national Laboratory
            • Comprehensive Benefits Package
            • Flexible schedules (*depending on project needs)
            • Collaborative, creative, inclusive, and fun team environment Learn more about our company, selection process, position types and security clearances by visiting our Career site. COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate LLNL demonstrates its commitment to public safety by requiring that all new Laboratory employees be immunized against COVID-19 unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to all new hires including those who will be working on site, as well as those who will be teleworking. Security Clearance This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance. If you are selected, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you 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. For additional information, please see DOE Order 472.2. 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 Contractor. Pre-Placement Medical Exam A job related pre-placement medical examination may be required. Equal Employment Opportunity LLNL is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer that values and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please submit a request via our online form. California Privacy Notice The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) grants privacy rights to all California residents. The law also entitles job applicants, employees, and non-employee workers to be notified of what personal information LLNL collects and for what purpose. The Employee Privacy Notice can be accessed here.

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