Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Maintenance Mechanic (Mechanic Utilities Operator)

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Trades & Facilities
Organization:  Facilities and Infrastructure
Posting Requirement:  External w/ US Citizenship
Job ID: 104236
Job Code: Maintenance Mechanic (862.1)
Date Posted: September 14 2018

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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 multiple openings for maintenance mechanic / mechanical utilities operators. You will operate and maintain a wide variety of sitewide mechanical utilities equipment and systems, site wide at LLNL's Livermore and Tracy, CA sites. You will interact with coworkers, supervisors, building clients, and other crafts personnel.  This position is in the Central Facilities and Infrastructure Department.

Essential Duties
- Provide site-wide operation and maintenance of mechanical and electrical systems pertaining to LLNL water and sewage treatment systems.
- Maintain and operate plant equipment in conjunction with site wide under-ground utilities distribution systems, which include; natural gas, sewer collection system, centralized compressed air system, domestic water, low conductivity condenser water, and de-ionized water.
- Analyze daily water quality, temperature, pressure and flow records.
- Work from drawings, procedures and verbal/written instructions to keep plant and research systems operating.
- Maintain, operate, and repair pumps, heat exchangers, chemical addition pumps, valves, cooling tower components, sewage collection equipment, domestic water distribution and treatment, and all manner of mechanical system components.
- Use all standard tools of the water shop maintenance mechanic tasks.
- Prepare standard reports, permit requirements, deficiency forms, and preventive maintenance work requests utilizing written or computer format.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

- High school diploma or apprentice training completion or equivalent combination of education and related work experience.  Ability to obtain State of California Water Distribution Operator License.
- Experience with multiple mechanical systems, similar to ship board systems, centralized campus systems, or refinery operations.
- Experience in plant electrical and mechanical maintenance and/or plant maintenance surveillance, and/or mechanical utilities, and/or stationary engineer.
- Basic knowledge and experience operating and maintaining a wide variety of mechanical and electrical equipment such as pumps, valves, and flow controls associated with heating, air conditioners, water supply, sewage treatment, and related operating systems and utilities.  Experience using hand tools and power tools of the trade such as grinder, torque wrenches, micrometers, pneumatic tools, presses, and shears.
- Basic knowledge of the Safe Drinking Water Act, American Water Work Association (AWWA), Department of Transportation (DOT) and American Gas Association (AGA) regulations pertaining to natural gas systems.  Basic skills in the application of ES&H laws and regulations.
- Basic written and computer skills necessary to complete work orders, time reporting and training.
- Demonstrated customer service and communication skills necessary to effectively interact with clients in a multi-disciplinary team.
- Demonstrated ability to work scheduled shift work (day, swing, owl) as well as emergency overtime work and weekends.  Ability to obtain and maintain a valid California Driver’s License and ability to travel and work at Site 300 in Tracy, California.

Desired Qualifications
- Certified backflow license. State of Certification as a Water Treatment, Water Distribution, and/or Waste.
- Water Treatment Operator experience.
- Navy / Coast Guard / Merchant Marine ship board systems training.

Pre-Placement Medical Exam:  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 includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

Security Clearance:  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.

Note:   This is a Career Indefinite position. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for this position.  Employees assigned to work at Site 300 may be exposed to the organism that causes San Joaquin Valley Fever (coccidioidomycosis).

About Us

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.
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