Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Heavy Equipment Mechanic

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Trades & Facilities
Organization:  Facilities and Infrastructure
Posting Requirement:  External w/ US Citizenship
Job ID: 104709
Job Code: Heavy Equipment Mechanic (842.1)
Date Posted: January 07 2019

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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 Heavy Equipment Mechanics.  You will perform journey-level duties to repair and maintain a wide variety of mechanical/electrical plant support equipment such as engines, motors, pneumatics, hydraulic systems, air ventilation equipment, emergency generators, power gates, construction equipment, e.g. loaders, backhoes, aerial lifts, mobile cranes, and compressors. These positions are in the Facilities & Infrastructure Department and may require work at Site 300 in Tracy, California.

Essential Duties
- Responsible for site-wide operation and maintenance of a wide variety of mechanical and electrical equipment using standard tools of heavy equipment mechanic trade.
- Repair and maintain air ventilation systems, power gates, hydraulics systems, stationary and portable generators, compressors, engines and construction equipment.
- Maintain good working knowledge of all plant and programmatic equipment in assigned work areas.
- Perform tasks in accordance with ES&H regulations and procedures, fulfills all integrated safety, security and property management responsibilities as appropriate.
- Use all standard tools of heavy equipment mechanic trade.
- Complete maintenance tasks and make decisions that involve techniques and procedures that are well defined.
- Prepare standard reports and complete forms, work orders, training and timekeeping utilizing a computer and mobile devices.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

- High School Diploma, GED or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.  Completion of apprentice training program and/or equivalent journey-level work experience as a heavy equipment mechanic.
- Experience troubleshooting, repairing, and maintaining loaders, backhoes, aerial lifts, mobile cranes, stationary and portable generators, and compressors.
- Experience with hydraulic and pneumatic systems and industrial ventilation (HVAC) maintenance and repair.
- Basic skills in the application of ES&H laws and regulations.
- Effective customer service, interpersonal, and communication skills necessary to interact effectively with others.
- Proven ability to effectively write reports and complete forms.  Knowledge of computers and mobile devices for preparing reports, work orders and completing forms, training and timekeeping.
- Ability to work scheduled as well as emergency overtime work and weekends, travel to Site 300.
- Ability to obtain and maintain a valid California Driver’s License.

Desired Qualifications
- Experience with modern predictive and preventive maintenance techniques.
- Experience and knowledge of vibration analysis.

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 (coccidiomycosis).

The Laboratory performs a variety of work, including some that may fall under Davis Bacon Act requirements.  When work scope falls under this Act, the Laboratory complies with the prevailing wage requirements.

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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