Lawrence Berkeley National Lab's (LBNL) Facilities Division has an opening for a Mechanical System Engineer to join the team.
In this exciting role, you will manage mechanical systems by proactively addressing opportunities to improve reliability, and providing troubleshooting focused on critical mechanical equipment. You will collaborate within a multidisciplinary team dedicated to providing safe and reliable facilities and infrastructure in support of World Class Science.
The expectation is this function will set a target for Best in Class results by introducing new technologies to deepen our understanding of mechanical system safety, efficiency, resilience, and reliability. You will conduct risk assessments and reliability studies for mechanical equipment, identify gaps, develop project scopes and set the priorities for addressing opportunities to ensure the performance of the facility's mechanical systems.
What You Will Do:
Act as primary mechanical engineer responsible for the reliability of mechanical equipment and the management of those assets within a defined region on the LBNL campus.
Provide day to day support for mechanical systems and advises contractors and in-house crafts in troubleshooting system malfunctions; conducts equipment failure investigations and root-cause analysis to determine and mitigate common failure modes for critical equipment.
Manage equipment Preventive Maintenance Improvement Program, reviews testing/maintenance reports, identifies and elevates issues and concerns, provides recommendations for improving preventive maintenance, optimizes PM frequencies based on findings, and develops PM plans for new equipment.
Identify and tracks risks/vulnerabilities by carrying out studies to improve safety, reliability, functionality, efficiency, and sustainability. Proactively develop projects/solutions to resolve vulnerabilities and mitigate risks. Identify bad actors and prioritizes improvements to eliminate them.
Maintain equipment metrics and trends, and communicate KPIs to stakeholders. Lead quarterly meetings with other discipline engineers to review incidents, risks, and opportunities to gain alignment on priorities and strategies.
Interact with the CMMS system to track preventive/corrective maintenance work orders, regulatory compliance, and asset history.
Provide guidance to maintenance and operations departments when needed to address complex repairs and system restorations.
Support turnarounds, planned and unplanned outages, major mechanical equipment overhauls, routine and non-routine repairs.
Document and maintain up-to-date record of mechanical system configuration. Ensure mechanical drawings and schedules are maintained and up to date.
Support new equipment installations and system modifications by providing engineering analysis and evaluation using relevant knowledge of the history and operation of equipment.
Responsible owner for Mechanical Specifications, including soliciting and reviewing feedback on issues and recommendations and ensuring periodic updates are completed and communicated.
What is Required:
Requires a minimum of 5 years of experience in the design, operation and maintenance of mechanical systems with a Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering or related field; or 3 years of experience and a Master's degree; or equivalent experience.
Experience with mechanical system troubleshooting, testing and preventive maintenance programs, and risk assessments.
Demonstrated experience in managing the reliability and sustainability of HVAC and other mechanical systems for office buildings, data centers and research laboratories.
Demonstrated experience in the application of mechanical codes, regulations and standards such as the California Building Standards Code (Part 4 - Mechanical Code, Part 5 - Plumbing Code, Part6 - Energy Code, Part 11 - Green Building Standards), and other safety-related standards.
Expert verbal and written communication and collaboration skills necessary to effectively present and advise line management and science program customers.
Experience working as part of a team in a diverse work environment within all levels of the organization.
Proven ability to work effectively on multiple projects with varying priorities while meeting tight deadlines.
Working knowledge of AutoCAD.
A minimum of 8 years of experience in the design, operation, and maintenance of mechanical systems with a Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering or related field; or 6 years of experience and a Master's degree; or equivalent experience.
Advanced knowledge of design and operation of office & laboratory facilities.
Advanced operational knowledge of chilled water plants, heating hot water boilers, compressed air (CA) plants and CA distribution systems.
Advanced knowledge of applicable DOE Orders and Federal Standards.
This is a full-time, career appointment, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
This position will be hired at a level commensurate with the business needs and the skills, knowledge, and abilities of the successful candidate.
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.
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