Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - San Francisco Bay Area, CA4.2

Full-time$41 an hour
Berkeley Lab’s Facilities Division has an opening for a Rigger. In this role, you will assemble rigging to lift and move research or construction equipment/machinery. This position may load, unload, and assist in the relocation of equipment/machinery via operation of 15 ton forklift or smaller.

What You Will Do:
Provide a wide range of crane and rigging support service lab-wide including off-site facilities.

Perform work, using pendant, radio and cab operated bridge crane controls of 30-ton capacity or smaller.

Perform work, using forklifts of 15-ton or smaller.

Through periodic training, maintain forklift and crane certifications, per OSHA Regulations and LBNL Standards.

Provide general rigging support including, but not limited to, concrete blocks, magnets, high value and delicate research equipment, temporary buildings, containers, computer and building equipment.

Assist in the assembly and disassembly of accelerators and associated equipment, experimental equipment, experimental set-up, radiation shielding and personnel enclosure.

Assist in fabrication and testing of equipment including, but not limited to, experimental and research apparatus, new rigging equipment, lifting fixtures, and building equipment.

What is Required:
Completion of apprenticeship or comparable industrial or military training and demonstrated journey level rigging knowledge, skills and abilities in industrial and commercial construction or the equivalent combination of education/training and experience.

Experience independently inspecting work site conditions, discussing/analyzing needs with clients, defining the best approach to actual requirements.

Experience using pendant, radio and cab operated bridge crane controls of 30-ton capacity or smaller.

Experienced forklift operator, up to 15-ton capacity.

Experience in the appropriate job site organization.

Experience independently inspecting work site conditions, discussing/analyzing needs with clients, defining the best approach to actual requirements.

Experience in the appropriate job site organization.

Must have a valid California Driver’s License.

Ability to obtain DMV Class A License with the following endorsements, Tanker and Hazardous Material, within the first 12 months of employment.

Familiarity with the operation and maintenance of complex tools and machines.

Broad basic knowledge of rigging and equipment installation acquired through training, experience and certification.

Must be able to perform the following physical duties:
Climb stairs, ladders, scaffolds.

Work at heights.

Work in confined spaces, around rotating equipment, under fluorescent lights and other artificial lighting.

Able to bend, stoop, kneel, crawl, has manual dexterity in both hands.

Use personal protective equipment, clothing, respirators, and other safety gear.

Lift 60 lbs. to chest height.

Communicate clearly over telephone and two-way radio.

What We Desire:
Millwright experience.

Knowledge of LBL facilities layout, key personnel, procedures governing stores issues, safety program and facilities design requirements. All will be required after employment.

The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.

This is a full time, M-F, non-exempt from overtime pay (hourly paid), career appointment.

Salary: $41.27 Hourly. This position is represented by the Alameda County Building and Construction Trades Council (KB union) collective bargaining agreement and has a fixed hourly salary.

This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.

Work will be performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.

Learn About Us:
Berkeley Lab (LBNL) addresses the world’s most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab’s scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science.

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