Lawrence Berkeley National Lab's (LBNL) Facilities Division has an opening for a Fire Alarm Electrician to join their Site Utilities & Maintenance Team!
In this exciting role, you will be responsible for the installation and modification of fire alarm systems in building offices and research work areas. This includes operating, inspecting, maintaining, testing, servicing, troubleshooting, and initiating/coordinating repairs by other crafts as required to maintain the viability of equipment comprising by the Lab's fire alarm system, water-based, and other suppression systems, including but not limited to automatic and pre-action sprinklers, wet and dry chemical, foam generators, carbon dioxide, and halogenated fluorocarbon agents.
For this role, you must be available to report to and work on-call on a rotational basis with other Fire Alarm Electricians on weekends. You may work extended workday/week assignments with little to no notice and must be available to respond to emergency call-ins.
What You Will Do:
Perform predictive and preventative maintenance inspections, tests, and repairs as required by codes and standards as well as site-specific requirements.
Perform sustaining services to the facility, including, but not limited to troubleshooting and repairs of doors, smoke dampers, and other related mechanical equipment.
Test, operate, connect, install, calibrate, adjust, clean, service, replace and repair life safety and fire alarm components and systems comprising the initiating, indicating, signaling, and control components.
Coordinate both shop and field fabrications of complex electrical and/or control systems and related equipment.
Comply with Lab implementation of Department of Energy (DOE) health and safety policies and other applicable Federal, State, and local fire, health, safety, emergency-preparedness, pollution-prevention, and environmental protection policies.
Use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including but not limited to protective clothing, safety equipment when appropriate.
Perform all work safely and be particularly aware of potentially hazardous operations or conditions.
Ensure that all unique activities that involve potentially hazardous conditions are carried out in conformance with current Lab safety policies and procedures to ensure that risks are acceptable.
What is Required:
Must have a current NICET Level I certification for Fire Alarm and have the ability to achieve NICET Level II certification for Fire Alarm within a reasonable time.
Must have a minimum of 2 years of experience in field installations and field/shop maintenance and repairs.
A minimum of 3 years of experience troubleshooting, identifying, and correcting malfunctions on DC-controlled systems.
Operational familiarity with fire alarm equipment manufactured by Siemens as well as other manufacturers.
Knowledgeable in the usage of benders/cutters/threaders/anchor/fastener tools and the use of portable and fixed drills, saws, grinders, and sanders; use continuity testers, voltage indicators, DC clamp-on ammeters, and multi-meters to measure resistance, amperage, and voltage.
Knowledge of the standards and codes applicable to fire alarm and life safety systems and electrical safe work practices.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills including the ability to read, interpret, and apply prints, schematics, wiring diagrams, flow charts, logic diagrams, ladder diagrams, and narrative operational and functional procedure descriptions.
Ability to use computers effectively for record-keeping and communication including effectively using email, MS Word, and MS Excel.
Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to work in a diverse team environment and clearly communicate over the telephone and two-way radio.
Must have a valid California Driver's License.
Must be able to climb stairs, ladders, scaffolds, work at heights; work in confined spaces, around rotating equipment, under florescent lights; able to bend, stoop, kneel, crawl, manual dexterity in both hands; must use protective clothing, safety equipment, and respirators.
Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. to chest height (unassisted), and be able to distinguish colors.
Must be available to respond to emergencies during off-hours including weekends and holidays.
Must be able to perform work in a safe and efficient manner with minimal supervision.
Current California fire/life safety certification.
NICET Level II or III certification.
Operational familiarity with fire alarm equipment manufactured by Fenwal, Cerberus Pyrotronics, Notifier, Potter, and other commonly utilized fire alarm manufacturers' equipment.
Operational familiarity with System 3, MXL, XLS, Vesda, and Analaser Systems.
Knowledge of LBL facilities layout, key personnel, procedures governing stores issues, safety program, and facilities design requirements.
Knowledge of work order systems in Maximo and DataSplice.
This is a full-time career appointment, non-exempt (hourly paid) from overtime pay.
The salary for this position is $51.47 hourly.
This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes with predetermined salary 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.
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 (FAC) serves as a key strategic and operational partner in the planning of current and future maintenance and infrastructure to support the capacity of ongoing operational needs enabling scientific research at Berkeley Lab. We provide 24-hour high-quality support services to ensure the continuity of scientific research opportunities and operational innovation.
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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.
In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with excellence. Thirteen scientists associated with Berkeley Lab have won the Nobel Prize. Fifty-seven Lab scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Thirteen of our scientists have won the National Medal of Science, our nation's highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. Eighteen of our engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and three of our scientists have been elected into the Institute of Medicine. In addition, Berkeley Lab has trained thousands of university science and engineering students who are advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world. Berkeley Lab is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Located on a 200-acre site in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus that offers spectacular... views of the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley Lab employs approximately 4,200 scientists, engineers, support staff and students. Its budget for 2011 is $735 million, with an additional $101 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for a total of $836 million. A recent study estimates the Laboratory's overall economic impact through direct, indirect and induced spending on the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area to be nearly $700 million annually. The Lab was also responsible for creating 5,600 jobs locally and 12,000 nationally. The overall economic impact on the national economy is estimated at $1.6 billion a year. Technologies developed at Berkeley Lab have generated billions of dollars in revenues, and thousands of jobs. Savings as a result of Berkeley Lab developments in lighting and windows, and other energy-efficient technologies, have also been in the billions of dollars. Berkeley Lab was founded in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a UC Berkeley physicist who won the 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cyclotron, a circular particle accelerator that opened the door to high-energy physics. It was Lawrence's belief that scientific research is best done through teams of individuals with different fields of expertise, working together. His teamwork concept is a Berkeley Lab legacy that continues today.