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Berkeley Lab’s Facilities Division is looking for an High Voltage Electrician to join their Site Utilities and Maintenance Team!

 

In this exciting role, you will perform a variety of electrical functions on medium and high voltage systems including switching operations, inspection of equipment, preventative maintenance, troubleshooting, installation and repairs. Reporting to the Lead High Voltage Electrician, you will be responsible for monitoring and assessing the reliability of the medium and high voltage electrical system and may support the low voltage electricians as needed.  

 

What You Will Do:

  • Inspect, maintain, test, repair, operate, troubleshoot and replace 4160V, 12.47KV and 115 KV equipment. 
  • Perform a variety of electrical functions on medium and high voltage electrical distribution systems including troubleshooting, repairs, installations, maintenance, and services on medium and high voltage electrical distribution systems and associated equipment.
  • Participate in switching procedure development and perform system switching operations to isolate and place equipment in a safe condition.
  • Support planned and unplanned work during off hours, including holidays and weekends.
  • Maintain, operate, test, and repair a network of underground electric utility distribution system main power substations, interconnected circuits, and stand-by power systems >600 Volts. 
  • Plan the methods and procedures required to complete installation, maintenance, operations, testing, and repair work on electric utility distribution system substations, circuits, and stand-by power systems.
  • Perform electric utility distribution system switching operations to transfer system loads, isolate components, de-energize equipment, and install safety grounds.
  • Perform installation, maintenance, testing, and repair on electric utility distribution system load-sectionalizing switches, transformers, power circuit breakers, duct banks, wood poles, power cables, manholes, metal-clad switchgear, capacitor banks, protective relays, battery systems, metering, communication lines, and automatic transfer schemes.
  • Perform installation, maintenance, testing, and repair on permanently installed and portable stand-by power systems >600 Volts.
  • Perform underground cable pulling, splicing, and termination.
  • Perform overhead conductor, air switch, surge arrester, and fused-cutout installation.
  • Interpret prints, wiring schematics, wiring diagrams, flow charts and written descriptions of functions and project requirements.

 

What is Required:

  • Completion of a formal apprenticeship program in industrial electrical maintenance or equivalent training program in the electrical field and a minimum of 4 years journey-level industrial maintenance experience, including maintenance, testing, troubleshooting and repair of HV/MV switchgear and protective devices in an operating chemical, power, processing, industrial service or manufacturing plant.
  • Knowledge of applicable ANSI, IEEE, IEC, NETA-MTS, UL and other standards for electrical/mechanical equipment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including effective customer service skills
  • Experience using computers for record keeping and communication including the ability to quickly write presentable reports and memoranda.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to work in a diverse team environment and clearly communicate over telephone and two way radio.  
  • Must have a valid California Driver's license.
  • Must have the ability to bend, stoop, kneel, crawl, climb stairs, ladders, scaffolds, work at heights, in confined spaces, around rotating equipment, under florescent lights, use manual dexterity in both hands; lift 50 lbs. to chest height, wear protective clothing, and safety equipment.
  • Must be available to respond to emergencies during off hours including weekends and holidays. 

 

What We Prefer:

  • NETA MV Testing Technician ET Level III or equivalent.
  • MV Underground Distribution experience.
  • Experience with research equipment, energy management control systems, including variable frequency drives.
  • Possession of hard splicing and performed splice kits certification issued by a licensed school or approved training program.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience with medium and high voltage (>600V-115KV) with Medium Voltage metal-enclosed switchgear and associated transformer operation and electrical equipment maintenance.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience with NFPA 70E and OSHA 29 CFR 1910.269 with regards to Safe Work Practices in a Medium Voltage environment.

 

Notes:

  • This is a full-time career appointment, non-exempt (hourly paid) from overtime pay. 
  • The salary for this position is $57.91 hourly and is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes with predetermined salary rates.
  • Based on University of California Policy - SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program and U.S Federal Government requirements, Berkeley Lab requires that all members of our community obtain the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as they are eligible. As a condition of employment at Berkeley Lab, all Covered Individuals must Participate in the COVID-19 Vaccination Program by providing proof of Full Vaccination or submitting a request for Exception or Deferral. Visit covid.lbl.gov for more information.
  • 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 onsite 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.

 

The Facilities Division serves as a key strategic and operational partner charged with stewardship of the Laboratory’s infrastructure. We are continuously planning for future facilities needed to enable scientific research at Berkeley Lab as well as maintaining and improving our current infrastructure. We provide 24-hour high quality support services to ensure continuity of scientific research.

 

Working at Berkeley Lab has many rewards including a competitive compensation program, excellent health and welfare programs, a retirement program that is second to none, and outstanding development opportunities.  To view information about the many rewards that are offered at Berkeley Lab- Click Here.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Based on University of California Policy - SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program and U.S Federal Government requirements, Berkeley Lab requires that all members of our community obtain the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as they are eligible. As a condition of employment at Berkeley Lab, all Covered Individuals must Participate in the COVID-19 Vaccination Program by providing proof of Full Vaccination or submitting a request for Exception or Deferral. Visit covid.lbl.gov for more information.

Berkeley Lab is committed to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) and strives to continue building community with these shared values and commitments. Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We heartily welcome applications from women, minorities, veterans, and all who would contribute to the Lab's mission of leading scientific discovery, inclusion, and professionalism. In support of our diverse global community, all qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status.

Equal Opportunity and IDEA Information Links:
Know your rights, click here for the supplement: Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law and the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4.

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Berkeley Lab is committed to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) and strives to continue building community with these shared values and commitments.

Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We heartily welcome applications from women, minorities, veterans, and all who would contribute to the Lab’s mission of leading scientific discovery, inclusion, and professionalism. In support of our diverse global community, all qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status.

Equal Opportunity and IDEA Information Links:
Know your rights, click here for the supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law." and the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4.

 

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