Print/Digital Media Technician

Location: Livermore, CA
Category: Technicians/IT
Organization: Business
Posting Requirement: External w/ US Citizenship
Job ID: 102587
Job Code: Information Media Tech (584.2) / Sr Information Media Tech (584.3)
Date Posted: August 07 2017

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Science and Technology on a Mission!

For more than 60 years, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has applied science and technology to make the world a safer place.

We have an opening for a Print/Digital Media Technician. You will provide technical support, workload coordination, and serve as the primary customer contact for a variety of digital duplicating, document bindery, and publication processing operations within a printing services organization in a multi-program national security laboratory. You will be part of a key team providing multi-media support to a diverse group of customers. This position is in the Technical Information Department.
 
This position will be filled at either the Print/Digital Media Technician (584.2) or Sr. Print/Digital Media Technician (584.3) level depending on your qualifications. Additional responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if you are selected at the higher level.
 
Essential Duties
- Provide general technical support applying well-understood knowledge in the use and operation of printing/digital media equipment and related computer hardware/software.
- Understand and operate printing/digital media equipment to perform routine/advanced operational duties meeting customer deliverables.
- Provide general technical support in developing/preparing digital files to a variety of wide-format plotters.
- Operate traditional bindery equipment including folder, staplers, punches, drills, cutters and shrink-wrap.
- Provide general technical support of mounting and laminating of large format posters.
- May assist with repair and calibration of laboratory print equipment utilizing common well-understood troubleshooting methods.
- Scan a wide variety of materials, which includes, paper, negative or positive film, radiograph film and prints, both standard and large format.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
In Addition at the 584.3 Level
- Provide advanced technical support independently applying appropriate standards and process knowledge in the use and operation of printing/digital media equipment and related computer hardware/software; prepare PDF files for print ready for a variety of output devices.
- Understand and operate, including repair and calibration, printing/digital media equipment to produce complex printed or scanned documents, mounted digital output, drawings, and graphics.
- Document project costs, order supplies, monitor vendor rates keeping costs in line and material rates accurate; provide production quality control and may analyze moderately complex data, prepare standard reports, conduct research on new equipment, and/or supplies.
 
Qualifications
- Associates Degree in digital media or related field, with significant experience in digital media or printing, or equivalent combination of education and related experience.
- Intermediate computer and software skills in Adobe Acrobat, InDesign, and Photoshop for production and/or document management activities.
- Intermediate mechanical aptitude of printing equipment operation and maintenance supporting digital data, film handling, printing and scanning practices and techniques, in preparing digital media or graphics.
- Intermediate knowledge of publishing software practices, techniques, standards and procedures supporting digital media and printing activities used in digital document touchup, media processing and preservation.
- Intermediate knowledge of photographic equipment; and digital still and motion picture cameras.
- Experience processing multiple work activities and requests in a multi-faceted operation/customer service area.
- Proven ability to work both independently and within a demanding team environment meeting customer deliverables.
- Written and verbal communication skills necessary to effectively interact with diverse customers.
In Addition at the 584.3 Level
- Extensive experience in digital media or printing, or equivalent combination of education and related experience.
- Advanced mechanical aptitude in print equipment technologies, operation, maintenance and calibration supporting digital data, film handling, printing and scanning practices and techniques, in preparing digital media or graphics.
- Demonstrated ability to work under minimal supervision/direct and technical oversight; may direct others as well as set work priorities.

Pre-Employment Drug Test:  External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.
 

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.  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.

 

Note:   This is a Career Indefinite position. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for this position.

About Us

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE).  LLNL's mission is strengthening 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.  The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $1.5 billion, employing approximately 6,000 employees.

LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. 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, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.