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Berkeley Lab’s Facilities Division has an opening for a Berkeley Lab’s Facilities Division has an opening for a Principal Plant Maintenance Technician.  In this role, you will install, repair and maintain equipment and systems critical to Lab operations and perform varied tasks essential to day to day operation of the plant facilities systems.


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.


What is Required:

  • A minimum of 4 years of work experience in the field of mechanical maintenance, plant operations, installation, or fabrication or successful completion of a recognized 4 year apprenticeship program in plant maintenance or successful completion of an accredited 2 year program with two years of work experience or the equivalent combination of documentable military or industrial training and work experience.

  • Must have a valid California Driver's License.

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

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

  • Ability to read piping diagrams and blueprints.

  • 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 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.

    • Distinguish colors adequately to utilize color-coding


What We Prefer:

  • Completion of the Laboratory’s Qualified Electrical Worker (QEW) program or the 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, M-F, non-exempt from overtime pay (hourly paid), career appointment.

  • Salary: $39.65 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.

  • Work Schedule: Dependent on operational need and may include day shift (7AM-3PM), swing shift (3PM -11PM) or owl shift (11PM-7AM).  The first 6 months will operate on the day shift taking required Lab and Craft specific training and working with a Journeyman regarding operations and safety culture.

  • 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.


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: 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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