Alarms Plumber/Pipefitter Lead

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Trades & Facilities
Organization:  Infrastructure & Operations
Posting Requirement:  External w/ US Citizenship
Job ID: 107760
Job Code: Plumber/Fitter, Lead (826.4)
Date Posted: November 18 2020

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Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where we apply science and technology to make the world a safer place; now one of 2020 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!

We have an opening for an Alarms Plumber/Pipefitter Lead. You will perform the day-to-day duties of a journey level plumber/pipefitter and assist the crew supervisor in leading employees’ work activities and administration functions. This position is in the Emergency Management Department, Alarms Division.
Essential Duties
- Lead and coordinate the daily work of the journey-level plumber/pipefitter crew, engage in the installation, repair, fabrication, operation and maintenance of fire sprinkler systems, fire risers and related components.
- Provide advanced skilled technical assistance with moderately complex new fire sprinkler installations, maintenance, and repairs of specialized detection systems to include sprinkler line piping, sprinkler heads, fire risers, water pressure gauges, and deluge systems.
- Perform testing and troubleshooting to restore systems to operational condition.
- Perform required preventive maintenance, accurate documentation, and standard reports in accordance with Laboratory fire alarm preventive maintenance system protocol.
- Interact and communicate regularly with Laboratory fire and alarms personnel, clients, and team members to meet program goals.
- Assist in fire and emergency voice alarm system maintenance processes.
- Perform tasks in accordance with ES&H (Environmental, Safety, and Health) regulations and procedures, fulfilling all integrated safety, security, and property management responsibilities, as appropriate.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- High School Diploma, GED or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Significant experience in the plumber/pipefitter trade including experience performing journey level tasks of Plumber/Pipefitter I.
- Advanced and specialized journey level skills, knowledge and abilities in the plumber and/or pipefitter trades.
- Technical, administrative and leadership skills with experience in independent decision making, problem solving and workload scheduling.
- Demonstrated proficiency in the use of all hand tools and portable power tools of the trade.
- Effective customer service, interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills necessary to interact effectively with others and to complete required forms.
- Knowledge of and experience applying ES&H laws and regulations.
- Proficiency using personal computers for timekeeping and standard reporting.
- Ability to obtain and maintain a valid California Class B Driver's License, work a flexible schedule, overtime, and shift or weekends in all buildings and areas of Site 200 and 300, including ability to lift up to 50 pounds, be medically qualified to wear protective equipment, and ability to work in confined spaces.
Desired Qualifications
- Advance knowledge of Fire Sprinkler Systems and related components with an advanced understanding of electrical theory and principles.
- Ability to be certified in National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 13 and 25, interpret and apply NFPA 13 and 25 Code Book regulations.

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.  For additional information, please see DOE Order 472.2

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).

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 $2.3 billion, employing approximately 6,900 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.