Lawrence Berkeley National Lab's (LBNL) Facilities Division is offering an exciting opportunity to work with world leaders in science, and be a part of a team that will advance science and influence the world.
The Plumber/Fitter Lead will be responsible for overseeing assigned personal, inspect work to make sure standards have been met, perform daily safety briefs, and adhering to a weekly schedule. Administer Laboratory policies, procedures, and safety requirements. You will provide supervisor with input for performance appraisals and development of skills. You will interpret and translate job requirements into specific assignments. You will independently identify and solve problems; develop, evaluate and implement alternative solutions.
You will be expected to walk jobs with Planners and Interact with Facilities Area Managers (FAMs) to provide a high level of technical expertise. You will work from engineered/designed blueprints as well as verbal instructions and sketches received from scientific staff and work planning and control.
Berkeley Lab is located above UC Berkeley, on 202 acres that house over two million square feet of state-of-the-art scientific centers and support facilities. The Lab's mission encompasses many scientific fields, and its buildings include supercomputing facilities, genetic sequencing labs, laser labs, microscope facilities, and office complexes. Thirteen Nobel Prizes have been associated with Berkeley Lab.
Perform journey-level plumbing, pipefitting tasks, and fire sprinkler installation.
High level of technical expertise, ability to answer or find answers to questions.
Work from engineered/designed blueprints as well as verbal instructions and sketches received from scientific staff and work planning and control.
Use manual and power operated tools to cut, bend, thread, join, place and anchor building and research piping and tubing systems, solder and braze metal tubing systems. Install, service and repair valves, plumbing fixtures and research apparatus. Install Regulators.
Modify and repair sanitary waste and storm drain piping systems.
Regularly use hand-held manual and power operated portable tools; wrenches, screwdrivers, drills, saws, cutters, benders, flaring and threading tools, large floor-mounted drills, grinders.
Use protective clothing, safety equipment and respirators.
Comply with LBNL implementation of DOE health and safety policies and other applicable Federal, State, and local fire, health, safety, emergency-preparedness, pollution-prevention, and environmental protection policies. Has knowledge of Pub. 3000 and the RPM Manual.
Perform all work safely and be particularly aware of potentially hazardous operations or conditions.
Immediately stop work in the event of danger to people or property and notify the appropriate supervisor and, when appropriate, the building manager and when appropriate the Environmental Safety Hazards Control Department.
Report promptly and correct when appropriate any hazardous conditions that are discovered.
Proceed with work only after having ensured that appropriate safety procedures have been implemented.
Working knowledge of the regulations associated with asbestos abatement (EPA & Cal OSHA); knowledge of the Uniform Building Code (UBC) and Fire Codes as related to commercial and industrial buildings; understanding of biological and chemical hazards in the area of construction safety.
Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ensure that all unique activities that involve potentially hazardous conditions are carried out in conformance with a current Operational Safety Procedure (OSP) to ensure that risks are acceptable.
Ensure that personal exposure to toxic chemicals, ionizing radiation, and contaminants is maintained within prescribed standards and is as low as reasonably achievable.
Minimize the volume and toxicity of all LBNL-generated wastes and maintain chemical inventories as low as reasonably achievable.
Prefer completion of an apprenticeship or comparable industrial or military training.
Must have a thorough knowledge of plumbing codes, able to establish actual job requirements by discussing apparent needs with the client, lead persons, supervisors and designers, examining and defining structure and function of existing systems and proposing appropriate materials, work methods and system layout for review and approval.
Must sight identify ratings, chemical handling and mechanical function characteristics. Must be able to measure and make arithmetical, algebraic and geometrical calculations to compute total lengths, volumes and angular configurations as necessary to layout piping/tubing configurations and fixture placements. Isometric sketching highly desirable.
Able to climb stairs, ladders, scaffolds work at height; work in confined spaces, around rotating equipment, under florescent lights; able to bend, stoop, kneel, crawl, have manual dexterity in both hands, lift 60 lbs. to chest height. Able to communicate clearly over telephone and two way radio. Must have a valid California Driver's License.
Demonstrated ability to use computers effectively for record-keeping and communication; ability to quickly write presentable reports and memoranda on computer.
Internally posted until November 30, 2020.
The position will be exclusively available to current Berkeley Lab employees and those in layoff status with preferential rehire rights from Berkeley Lab until the date listed above. Current Berkeley Lab employees interested in a lateral transfer or promotional opportunity should apply online to be considered.
This is a full-time career appointment, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes.
Salary will be predetermined based on collective bargaining agreements set 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.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at Berkeley Lab. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our faculty positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity and inclusion.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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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.
Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provisionunder 41 CFR 60-1.4. Click here to view the poster and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law." Berkeley Lab is committed toInclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) and strives to hire individuals who share these same values and commitments.
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About Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
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.