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 Maintenance Mechanic Shop Lead. You will lead and perform day-to-day journey-level Maintenance Mechanic duties of plant and research facilities. Interact with coworkers, supervisors, building clients, environmental safety and health technicians, and other craft personnel. This position is in the Central Facilities and Infrastructure Department and may require work at Site 300 in Tracy, CA.
- Perform day-to-day duties of a journey-level maintenance mechanic and assist crew supervisor in establishing priorities, setting schedules, coordinating work, training new employees and apprentices, safety training and preparing reports.
- Make routine commitments related to assignments using technical authority and exercise significant authority with regard to safety.
- Respond and make decisions for the daily response to building equipment and utility alarms and emergency situations.
- Provide technical direction to Maintenance Mechanics and operate and maintain a wide variety of mechanical and electrical equipment/systems.
- Keep plant and research equipment and systems operating, including natural gas systems, compressed air and water (city, low conductivity and demineralized) working from drawings, verbal or written instructions.
- Repair water pumps, vacuum pumps, LN2 dewars, air compressors, valves, and other plant equipment.
- Build and operate specialized mechanical systems and devices. Monitor, operate high pressure steam boilers, take corrective measures in the event of malfunctions within specified time according to State codes.
- Analyze basic to complex data and prepare standard reports, follow permit requirements, complete deficiency forms and preventive maintenance work requests.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Pre-Placement Medical Exam:
- High School diploma or apprentice training completion, or equivalent combination of education and related work experience. Significant experience and advanced and specialized skills in the maintenance mechanic trade.
- Experience in plant electrical and mechanical maintenance and/or plant maintenance surveillance, and/or stationary engineer.
- Technical leadership experience and effective skills and ability to make independent decisions, solve problems, schedule workload and effectively utilize manpower.
- Journey-level experience operating and maintaining a wide variety of mechanical and electrical equipment such as pumps, valves, and flow controls associated with heating, air conditioning, water supply, sewage treatment and related operating systems and utilities.
- Demonstrated advanced customer service and communication skills and the ability to work independently or as a team member interacting effectively with others.
- Written communication skills necessary to complete forms and write reports that are concise and readable. Computer skills to complete forms, correspondence, and work orders.
- Experience applying ES&H codes, laws and regulations, program and facility specific training.
- Ability to obtain and maintain a valid California Driver’s License and demonstrated ability to work scheduled shift work (day, swing, owl) as well as emergency overtime work and weekends.
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.
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. 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.
Relisted position. Originally listed on 4/16/18. Previous candidates need not reapply. This is a Career Indefinite position. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for this position. Employees assigned to Site 300 may be exposed to the organism that causes San Joaquin Valley Fever (coccidiomycosis).
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 $1.8 billion, employing approximately 6,500 employees.
Site 300 is an experimental test site operated by LLNL. Situated on 7,000 acres in rural foothills approximately six miles southwest of downtown Tracy and 15 miles southeast of Livermore, Site 300 hosts approximately 200 employees with expertise in such fields as engineering, chemistry, biology, and environmental restoration.
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.