Lawrence Berkeley National Lab's (LBNL) Facilities Division has an opening for an Air Conditioning Mechanic to join their Site Utilities & Maintenance Team!
In this role, you will be responsible for the efficient performance of a wide range of service/installation activities related to Heating, Boilers, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVAC/R).
What You Will Do:
Perform a wide range of service/installation activities related to Heating, Boilers, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVAC/R).
Repair, troubleshoot, install, and provide preventive maintenance.
Modify, fabricate and provide design consultation on centrifugal, reciprocating, screw, and magnetic chillers.
Comply with all health and safety policies including applicable Federal, State, and local fire, health, safety, emergency-preparedness, pollution-prevention, and environmental protection policies.
Perform all work safely and be particularly aware of potentially hazardous operations or conditions.
What is Required:
Completion of a formal apprenticeship or technical training in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVAC/R) technology, along with formal training in pneumatic / electronic/electrical controls, building automation systems, and refrigerant recovery equipment.
Experience troubleshooting, repairing, installing, and providing preventive maintenance on HVAC/R equipment.
Experience using a variety of craft techniques, including welding, brazing, and pipe fitting.
Must be CFR certified as a universal technician by an EPA-approved institute.
Must be able to climb stairs, ladders, scaffolds; work at heights; work in confined spaces, around rotating equipment, under fluorescent lights; able to bend, stoop, kneel, crawl; manual dexterity in both hands; able to lift 60 lbs. to chest height; distinguish colors and use color codes.
Strong verbal and written communication skills including the ability to work in a diverse team environment and clearly communicate over the telephone and two-way radio.
Must have a valid California Driver's License.
This is a full-time career appointment, non-exempt (hourly paid) from overtime pay.
The salary for this position is $53.12 hourly.
This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes with predetermined salary 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.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
Learn About Us:
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.
The Facilities Division (FAC) serves as a key strategic and operational partner in the planning of current and future maintenance and infrastructure to support the capacity of ongoing operational needs enabling scientific research at Berkeley Lab. We provide 24-hour high quality support services to ensure the continuity of scientific research opportunities and operational innovation.
Working at Berkeley Lab has many rewards including a competitive compensation program, excellent health and welfare programs, a retirement program that is second to none, and outstanding development opportunities. To view information about the many rewards that are offered at Berkeley Lab- Click Here.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
Based on University of California Policy - SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program and U.S Federal Government requirements, Berkeley Lab requires that all members of our community obtain the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as they are eligible. As a condition of employment at Berkeley Lab, all Covered Individuals must Participate in the COVID-19 Vaccination Program by providing proof that vaccination requirements have been met or submitting a request for Exception or Deferral. Visit covid.lbl.gov for more information.
Berkeley Lab is committed to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) and strives to continue building community with these shared values and commitments. Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We heartily welcome applications from women, minorities, veterans, and all who would contribute to the Lab's mission of leading scientific discovery, inclusion, and professionalism. In support of our diverse global community, all qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status.
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.