Plant Maintenance Technician

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Skilled Crafts
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FA-Facilities
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86568 Requisition #

Berkeley Lab’s Facilities Division has an opening for a Plant Maintenance Technician. You will install, repair and maintain equipment and systems critical to Laboratory operations and the pursuit of world-class science.  The incumbent will perform varied tasks essential to day to day operation of the plant facilities systems, complete preventive maintenance, make small and complex equipment repairs, monitor and respond to control systems alarms and performs emergency repairs and equipment replacement when needed.

What You Will Do:

  • Operate, maintain, & make mechanical, non-electrical repairs to low and high pressure boilers, pneumatic actuated devices, air handlers, vacuum systems, pressurized gas and hydronic water systems, pumps, blowers, compressors, cooling towers, and DI/RO Water Systems.

  • Operate Facilities Monitoring & Control System (FMCS). Monitor and respond to alarms and abnormal site conditions.

  • Perform various preventative and corrective maintenance tasks on a wide variety of fixed and portable equipment, including but not limited to Boilers, Air Compressors, Engine Driven Generators, Air Handling Units, Exhaust Systems, Cooling Towers, Fix Treatment Units, Pressure Control Valves, High Pressure Gas Manifolds, Large and Small Pumps and underground utilities.

  • Respond to mechanical and system emergencies to identify safety hazards, prevent damage to property and assess needs.

  • Utilize test and safety equipment as required to perform assigned tasks efficiently and safely.

  • Inspect, test, evaluate, and maintain the operation of critical equipment and systems in order to provide a safe and reliable facility infrastructure to the research community.

  • Implement lock out, tag out (LOTO) and complex LOTO procedures.

  • Comply with LBNL implementation of health and safety policies and other applicable Federal, State, and local fire, health, safety, and environmental-protection policies.

Additional Responsibilities as needed:

  • In direct support of research processes perform fabrication, installation, and maintenance of highly sophisticated experimental equipment from engineering specifications, drawings, sketches, or verbal instruction.

  • Support the maintenance and operation of above ground storage tanks (AST) and underground storage tanks (UST).

What Is Required:

  • Knowledge of various machinery and mechanical equipment including engines, motors, hydraulic systems, emergency generators, pumps, air compressors, roll up doors and power gates.

  • Must have four years of work experience in the field of mechanical maintenance, plant operations, installation, or fabrication; or completion of a recognized four year apprenticeship program in plant maintenance or completion of an accredited two-year program with two years of work experience; or an equivalent combination of documentable military or industrial training and work experience.

  • Ability to diagnosis and effect appropriate corrective actions without detailed instruction.

  • Ability to read piping diagrams and blueprints.

  • Able to climb stairs, ladders, scaffolds, work at heights, in confined spaces, around rotating equipment, under fluorescent and other artificial lighting, able to bend, stoop, kneel, and crawl.  Must have manual dexterity in both hands as well as ability to lift 60lbs. to chest height, and distinguish colors adequately to utilize color-coding.

  • Ability to use computers effectively for record keeping and communication.  Ability to write intelligible and presentable reports.

  • Able to communicate clearly over telephone and two way radio.

  • Must have a valid California Driver's License.

Additional Desired Qualifications:

  • Completion of the Laboratory’s Qualified Electrical Worker program or ability to become QEW 1 qualified within 12 months.

  • Experience working with underground utilities such as water, wastewater and natural gas.

The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.

Notes:

  • This is a full-time career appointment.

  • There are multiple openings for this position. Shift will depend on position filled

  • Shift By Days:
    Monday - Friday
    Sunday -  Thursday
    Tuesday - Saturday

    Shifts by Time:
    7:00 am - 3:30 pm
    3:00 pm - 11:30 pm

    11:00 pm - 7:30 am
  • Full-time, non-exempt (hourly paid) from overtime pay.

  • This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes.

  • Salary will be predetermined based on collective bargaining agreements set rates.

  • 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 primarily performed at: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.

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.

Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4.  Click here to view the poster and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law."


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Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4. Click here to view the poster and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law."

 

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The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory provides accommodation to otherwise qualified internal and external applicants who are disabled or become disabled and need assistance with the application process. Internal and external applicants that need such assistance may contact the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to request accommodation by telephone at 510-486-7635, by email to eeoaa@lbl.gov or by U.S. mail at EEO/AA Office, One Cyclotron Road, MS90R-2121, Berkeley, CA 94720. These methods of contact have been put in place ONLY to be used by those internal and external applicants requesting accommodation.