Brookhaven National Laboratory is a multipurpose research institution funded primarily by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science. Located on the center of Long Island, New York, Brookhaven Lab brings world-class facilities and expertise to the most exciting and important questions in basic and applied sciencefrom the birth of our universe to the sustainable energy technology of tomorrow. We operate cutting-edge large-scale facilities for studies in physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, applied science, and a wide range of advanced technologies. The Laboratory's almost 3,000 scientists, engineers, and support staff are joined each year by more than 4,000 visiting researchers from around the world. Our award-winning history, including seven Nobel Prizes, stretches back to 1947, and we continue to unravel mysteries from the nanoscale to the cosmic scale, and everything in between. Brookhaven is operated and managed by Brookhaven Science Associates, which was founded by the Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University, and Battelle, a nonprofit applied science and technology organization.
The Facilities & Operations (F&O) Directorate's mission is to support the science and technology and environmental restoration missions of the laboratory by providing a safe, environmentally sound, and reliable infrastructure; to provide high quality crafts and fabrication services to our customers as needed and to protect people, property, and national security.
The Energy & Utilities (EU) Division operates and maintains BNL's:
Electric Distribution System;
Central Steam Facility;
Central Chilled Water Facility;
Potable Water Treatment Facility;
Wastewater Treatment Facility ;
Site Fire Alarm Systems;
Site Energy Management Control System (EMCS);
and Energy Metering Systems
These operation and maintenance activities are performed in a manner to ensure they are always safe, reliable, efficient, green and mission-ready. The EU Division oversees BNL's energy management programs including sustainability, conservation and obtaining economical electric power and fuel supplies for BNL.
The Energy & Utilities Division, within the Facilities and Operations Directorate has an opportunity to fill the position of the Central Chilled Water Facility Supervisor which is anchored at building 600 and reports directly to the Utilities Complex Manager. The Central Chilled Water Facility Supervisor is a first-line supervisor responsible for the operations and maintenance of the entire central chilled water production and distribution as well as compressed air production and distribution at building 600 and the satellite chilled water facility at building 555. BNL's chilled water facilities and distribution system are critical to site operations, supplying comfort and specialized chilled water to over two million square feet of state-of-the art research facilities.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Under minimum supervision the chilled water plant supervisor is responsible for the reliable, safe and efficient operation and maintenance of all plant equipment and systems such as chillers, absorber, cooling towers, pumps, instrumentation, air compressors, storage tank, control systems, chemical treatment systems, and specialized equipment.
Oversees, directs, and coordinates work of CCWF operations personnel including work assignments, and scheduling of staff during the non-day shifts, weekends, and holidays with the aid of the site shift supervisor. Current CCWF staffing is eight (8) rotating shift operators and two (2) dayworkers.
Addresses employee personnel issues and assists in efforts to resolve union grievances.
Maintains records and prepares reports of activity, events, and employee attendance. Signs and approves daily and weekly time cards of the CCWF personnel.
Processes all work orders via the Maximo work order system, including printing, assigning, reviewing, coordinating, and completing work orders in a timely fashion.
Coordinates work schedules and maintenance including other required BNL crafts such as plumbers, welders, carpenters, etc.
Acts as the primary contact with the Modernization Project Office (MPO) or other directorates on special construction projects or installations related to the chilled water system or building renovations.
Responds and/or directs staff to respond to all emergencies, alarms, and unusual conditions. In the event of emergency situations such as equipment malfunction or power outage, takes appropriate action to prevent damage.
Performs contractor oversight, contract administration, and serves as the work control coordinator for outside service and maintenance contractors.
Generates purchase requisitions for parts and equipment as needed.
Approves invoices for payment.
Participate in budget planning and long term capital improvement project planning.
Supervises the repair or maintenance of equipment in a safe and conscientious manner following safety rules, procedures, and actively participating in safety programs, such as confined space, lock-out/tag-out, fall protection, etc.
Maintains a high level of housekeeping.
Maintains tools, equipment, and spare parts inventories for all CCWF facilities.
Participates in Tier 1 inspections.
Monitors employee training and attendance records.
Takes ownership of equipment assets such as vehicles, radios, computers, test equipment, office equipment, etc.
Processes monthly vehicle log sheets.
Provides technical assistance to all CCWF operators and assigned personnel.
Maintains records, electronic logs, and paper log books, of rounds and inspections performed.
Recognizes abnormal operating conditions and take corrective action.
Assists in maintaining a high level of housekeeping, inventory, and maintenance of tools and equipment in all utility plants.
Coordinates with the Site Shift Supervisor(s) on a daily basis pertaining to daily plant operations, maintenance, and shift turnover of CCWF plant operators.
Works with BNL chemical treatment contractor to maintain proper chemical treatment program and chemical inventories.
Participates in quarterly meetings with FCM, chemical treatment contractor, and water treatment system consulting engineer pertaining to site wide maintenance of cooling towers.
Serves as a member on the chilled water planning committee.
Serves as building Local Emergency Coordinator
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Seven (7) years related experience in a broad technical field which includes demonstrated technical leadership in a supervisory capacity
Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline, or a bachelor's degree in a technical field with five (5) years HVAC/chiller plant operations
(5) Years' experience with the supervision, training, work planning, and work coordination with bargaining unit personnel
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to read and understand underground utility maps
Ability to read and understand process & instrument diagrams
Must have basic understanding of process control systems
Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
Experience in the operation and maintenance of chillers, absorbers, cooling towers, air handlers, pumps, air compressors, electrical systems, and control systems
Must be capable of covering an incidental shift with minimal notice in the emergency situation that a Site Shift Supervisor is unavailable
Must have a valid NYS Driver's license
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Experience and familiarity with the following codes, standards, equipment, and systems:
Various types of refrigerants, handling methods, and monitoring systems
40 CFR Part 82 Protection of Stratospheric Ozone
ASHRAE 15-2016 Safety Standard for Refrigeration Systems
ASHRAE 34 Designation and Safety Classification of Refrigerants
International Mechanical Code (IMC) along with the NYS Supplement
ASHRAE 188-2015 Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water Systems
NFPA 70 National Electrical Code
NFPA 70E- Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace
BNL's collective bargaining agreement with IBEW 2230.
Use of private car may be required at certain times
Domestic travel may be required on occasion for training purposes
Coordinates with the Site Shift Supervisor (SSS) on a daily basis pertaining to daily plant operations, maintenance, and shift turnover of CCWF plant operators. The SSS works an assigned 4-day rotating shift basis, 2nd and 3rd shifts during weekdays, and 12-hour shifts on weekends. The SSS covers all holidays and any non-normal working days at BNL, and will oversee chilled water plant operations during these periods.
Environmental, Safety, and Health, Considerations:
Standing, bending, and lifting, up to 50 lbs.
Ability to work in confined spaces
Ability to climb fixed and portable ladders and work at heights up to 30 feet.
Use of a respirator and other related safety equipment
Work outdoors/cold environments
May need to enter areas with static magnetic fields or ODH areas
Ability to act as a primary authorized employee for Lock-out/Tag-out.
Ability to wear proper PPE such as safety glasses, safety shoes, and hearing protection.
All employees are expected to work safely. Each employee has environment, safety, and health, responsibilities. The employee is required to participate in achieving compliance in our ES&H policies including, but not limited to, emergency preparedness and response, efficiently servicing and maintaining a variety of process systems equipment and overall plant infrastructure.
At Brookhaven National Laboratory we believe that a comprehensive employee benefits program is an important and meaningful part of the compensation employees receive. Our benefits program program includes, but is not limited to:
On site Child Development Center, Swimming Pool, Weight Room, Tennis Courts, and many other employee perks and benefits
Brookhaven National Laboratory is a multipurpose research institution funded primarily by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Located on the center of Long Island, New York, Brookhaven Lab brings world-class facilities and expertise to the most exciting and important questions in basic and applied science—from the birth of our universe to the sustainable energy technology of tomorro...w. We operate cutting-edge large-scale facilities for studies in physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, applied science, and a wide range of advanced technologies. The Laboratory's almost 3,000 scientists, engineers, and support staff are joined each year by more than 4,000 visiting researchers from around the world. Our award-winning history, including seven Nobel Prizes, stretches back to 1947, and we continue to unravel mysteries from the nanoscale to the cosmic scale, and everything in between. Brookhaven is operated and managed by Brookhaven Science Associates, which was founded by the Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University, and Battelle, a nonprofit applied science and technology organization.