Institutional Welding Safety Officer

Website Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Institutional Welding Safety Officer Job Highlights

Title Institutional Welding Safety Officer
Type Full Time
Experience Required
Function Engineering
Location Livermore, CA, United States
Company Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Company Profile

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration within the Department of Energy.

The laboratory’s mission is to strengthen national security by developing and applying cutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.

Job Profile

The company is looking for an Institutional Welding Safety Officer who will demonstrate an understanding of working in partnership with team peers, who engage, advocate, and contribute to building an inclusive culture, and provide expertise to solve challenging problems, within the Engineering Directorate in support of Environment, Safety and Health (ES&H).

The candidates will be a part of a team responsible for welding and other joining methods for actinide metals, in addition to other metals and alloys.

Additional technical activities include leading the design, procurement, installation, testing, and operation of welding systems and interfacing with both design engineers of weapon system components and production agencies while participating in product realization teams and quality processes with internal and external parties.

Educational Qualification

  • The applicants should have completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Welding Engineering, Metallurgy from a college/university or related technical discipline or equivalent combination of education (program) and prior relevant experience.

Work Experience

  • The candidates should have comprehensive and broad experience in complex to advanced design, fabrication, inspection, and testing of welded structures and pressure vessels including providing guidance on material and process selection.
  • Experience working in a multi-disciplinary, multi-organizational production environment and nuclear facility requiring safety and environmental compliance; ability to understand and abide by security requirements.
  • Extensive experience with the ASME, AWS, and Worker Safety and Health (10 CRF 851), pressure vessel system design and welding process safety requirements for welding equipment processes as well as training requirements and responsibilities of workers who work with or supervise activities involving or related to welding activities.

Desired Qualifications

  • Multiple certifications in Welding Engineering, Metallurgy, or related technical discipline.
  • Prior experience working in a DOE production facility setting.


  • Ensure with significant authority, administrative and technical compliance with the LLNL work control process including aiding in the approval of the selection of welding materials.
  • Establish interactions with relevant professional organizations and standards committees and represent the Laboratory in these venues in matters of welding safety having the high consequence of an error on the surrounding public and financial impact on the laboratory.
  • Organize, analyze, and present data from experiments and development activities on welding and other joining tasks. Propose new concepts and improve understanding of these materials under limited direction.
  • Provide complex to advanced welding engineering recommendations for material selection weldability, welding process selection while understanding the metallurgy of selected welding processes.
  • Provide creative solutions and oversee moderately complex to complex technical problems involving the welding and joining of transuranic materials by reviewing scientific and technical literature and experimental techniques.
  • Provide hands-on technical input to the welding of actinide metals. While characterizing weld and weld joints and the associated processes to provide appropriate technical guidance. Make recommendations for and analyze complex electron beam, laser, and similar plasma-based welding technologies.
  • Review procedures and techniques at production facilities, report findings, and observations to LLNL program management.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Advanced knowledge with significant experience in complex welding technologies which may include electron beam, laser, and similar plasma-based techniques.
  • Proficient skills and experience with non-standard welding processes and materials including proficiency with microstructural characterization and moderately complex to complex welding evaluation techniques.
  • Proven high level of leadership skills, knowledge, and ability. Recognized as a welding technical expert and known for performance among Laboratory welding units with demonstrated performance in the design, fabrication, inspection, and test of welded structures, components, and pressure vessels.
  • Recognized for communication and feedback skills in multiple areas to include qualified welding workers, welding subject matter experts (SMEs), and collaboration skills necessary to prepare technical/administrative documents, present at design reviews or training classes, mentor, explain, and advise different levels of personnel including construction managers, inspectors, responsible individuals (RIs), ES&H Team Specialists, technical staff, line management, Department of Energy management and other DOE/NNSA laboratories.


  • Collaborative, creative, inclusive, and fun team environment
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package
  • Flexible schedules (depending on project needs)

Other Requirements

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. Citizenship.

Employer’s Statement

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory 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.

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