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Maintenance Mechanic

Company: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Location: Livermore
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Company Description

Join us and make YOUR mark on the World!

Are you interested in joining some of the brightest talent in the world to strengthen the United States' security? Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where our employees apply their expertise to create solutions for BIG ideas that make our world a better place.

We are looking for individuals that demonstrate an understanding of working in partnership with team peers, who engage, advocate, and contribute to building an inclusive culture, and provide expertise to solve challenging problems.

Job Description

We have an opening for a Maintenance Mechanic. You will operate and maintain a wide variety of mechanical and electrical equipment, such as pumps, valves, and flow controls associated with the heating, air conditioning, water supply, sewage treatment, and related operating systems and utilities of LLNL's plant and research facilities. You will interact with coworkers, supervisors, building clients, and other crafts personnel. This position is in the Infrastructure Engineering and Operations Department, and may require work at Site 300 in Tracy, CA.

In this role you will

  • Operate and maintain a wide variety of site-wide mechanical and electrical equipment using materials, power tools, and hand tools applicable to the trade.
  • Work from drawings and verbal/written instructions to keep plant and research systems operating.
  • Maintain and operate equipment in conjunction with underground utilities distribution systems, which include natural gas systems, centralized compressed air system, sewer collection system, and water (city, low conductivity, and demineralized).
  • Maintain, operate, and repair water pumps, vacuum pumps, LN2 dewars, air compressors, valves, and other plant equipment.
  • Operate specialized mechanical systems and devices (e.g., operate high-pressure steam boiler), take corrective measures in the event of malfunctions within specified time according to State codes.
  • Prepare standard reports, permit requirements, deficiency forms, and preventive maintenance work requests utilizing written or computer format.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. Citizenship.
  • High School diploma or apprentice training completion, or equivalent combination of education and related work experience.
  • Basic skills, knowledge, and abilities in maintenance mechanic tasks including journey-level machine shop experience.
  • 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 grinders, torque wrenches, micrometers, pneumatic tools, presses, and shears. Working knowledge of related trades such as HVAC, plumbing, electrical, and millwright.
  • 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.
  • Effective customer service and communication skills necessary to interact with clients in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Ability to obtain California State Certificate Backflow Tester and/or State of California Water Distribution Operator License.
  • Ability to work scheduled shift work (day, swing, owl), emergency overtime work, and various shifts including weekends. Ability to obtain and maintain a valid California Driver's License and ability to travel to Site 300 in Tracy, California, and ability to become medically qualified to wear respiratory and protection equipment.

Additional Information

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

  • Included in 2020 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!
  • Work for a premier innovative national Laboratory
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package
  • Flexible schedules (*depending on project needs)
  • Collaborative, creative, inclusive, and fun team environment

Learn more about our company, selection process, position types and security clearances by visiting our Career site.

Security Clearance

LLNL is a Department of Energy (DOE) and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Laboratory. Most positions will require a DOE L or Q clearance (please reference Security Clearance requirement). 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. An L or Q 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. For additional information please see DOE Order 472.2.

Davis Bacon

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.

Equal Employment Opportunity

LLNL is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer that values and hires a diverse workforce. 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, pregnancy, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.

If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please submit a request via our online form.

Site 300

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. Employees assigned to work at Site 300 may be exposed to the organism that causes San Joaquin Valley Fever (coccidioidomycosis).

California Privacy Notice

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) grants privacy rights to all California residents. The law also entitles job applicants, employees, and non-employee workers to be notified of what personal information LLNL collects and for what purpose. The Employee Privacy Notice can be accessed here.

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