1+ months

Boiler & Pressure System Mechanic II

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA 94550

We have an opening for a Boiler & Pressure Systems Mechanic II. You will install, operate, maintain, and repair a combination of packaged boilers and pressure systems associated with building heating HVAC (heating hot water and low-pressure steam), process steam, related operating systems, and utilities of LLNL plant and research facilities.

You will work independently and interact as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.  This position is in the Infrastructure Maintenance and Utilities Department.

In this role you will 

  • Perform journey-level boiler technician work including troubleshooting, installation, operations/operator, and maintenance and repair of hot water boilers, low-pressure steam boilers, thermal fluid systems, medium pressure steam generating equipment (including ASME Section l steam boilers), Low NOx burners, and related systems and components; to include combustion tuning, Burner Management System programming, and steam boiler water treatment testing.
  • Install, operate, maintain, and repair a wide variety of mechanical and electrical equipment using materials, power tools, hand tools, and specialty tools applicable to the trade.
  • Provide effective customer service and communication necessary to interact effectively with a multi-disciplinary team, including peers, supervisors, customers, ES&H (Environmental, Safety, and Health) technicians, and other crafts personnel.
  • Analyze complex data and prepare logs (boiler and water treatment), standard reports, permit requirements, deficiency forms, and preventive maintenance work requests.
  • Use a computer and hand-held electronic device for completing daily work orders, time reporting and web-based training.
  • Work scheduled and emergency overtime.
  • Perform all assignments in accordance with ES&H, security, and business practice requirements and policies.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. Citizenship.
  • High School Diploma, GED or equivalent.
  • Completion of an apprenticeship training program and/or significant equivalent journey- to advanced- level experience working with a combination of commercial packaged hot water and steam boilers as well as low and high-pressure steam systems.  
  • Intermediate to advanced skills, knowledge and experience related to troubleshooting, operating and maintaining steam boilers, hot water boilers, thermal fluid heaters, and related systems, (e.g. expansion tanks, pumps, valves, water treatment, PLC based burner management systems, and electrical components) including basic electrical knowledge for AC circuits and DC circuits.
  • Experience using hand tools, power tools and instruments of the trade such as Combustion Analyzer, Manometer, electrical metering, and circuit testing equipment.
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills necessary to interact with a diverse workforce and customer base and customer service skills and ability to work independently as well as in a multidisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrated basic computer skills with hand-held electronic devices necessary to complete work orders, time reporting and web-based training.
  • Maintain a valid California driver's license and ability to obtain and maintain Class C driver's license, become medically qualified to wear respiratory and personal protection equipment, work scheduled, on-call, and emergency overtime, and travel to Site 300 in Tracy, California.
  • Ability to become medically qualified to wear respiratory and other protective equipment and perform moderate work while wearing full-face or half-mask respirators. 
  • Demonstrated ability to obtain and maintain required training and certifications including Competent Worker or equivalent qualifications.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience using water treatment testing equipment.
  • Certification as High Pressure Installer/Inspector for instruments, specialty gases, and cryogenics.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Position Information

This is a Career Indefinite position. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for this position.

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Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

  • Included in 2022 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!
  • Work for a premier innovative national Laboratory
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package
  • Flexible schedules (*depending on project needs)
  • Collaborative, creative, inclusive, and fun team environment

Learn more about our company, selection process, position types and security clearances by visiting our Career site

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Site 300

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. Employees assigned to work at Site 300 may be exposed to the organism that causes San Joaquin Valley Fever (coccidioidomycosis).

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COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate

LLNL demonstrates its commitment to public safety by requiring that all new Laboratory employees be immunized against COVID-19 unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to all new hires including those who will be working on site, as well as those who will be teleworking.

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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.  For additional information, please see DOE Order 472.2

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Davis Bacon Act

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.

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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.

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Pre-Placement Medical Exam

A job related pre-placement medical examination may be required.

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Equal Employment Opportunity

LLNL is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer that values and hires a diverse workforce. 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, pregnancy, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.

If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please submit a request via our online form

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California Privacy Notice

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) grants privacy rights to all California residents. The law also entitles job applicants, employees, and non-employee workers to be notified of what personal information LLNL collects and for what purpose. The Employee Privacy Notice can be accessed here.


Join us and make YOUR mark on the World!

Are you interested in joining some of the brightest talent in the world to strengthen the United States' security? Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where our employees apply their expertise to create solutions for BIG ideas that make our world a better place.

We are committed to a diverse and equitable workforce with an inclusive culture that values and celebrates the diversity of our people, talents, ideas, experiences, and perspectives. This is essential to innovation and creativity for continued success of the Laboratory's mission.

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We have an opening for a Boiler & Pressure Systems Mechanic II. You will install, operate, maintain, and repair a combination of packaged boilers and pressure systems associated with building heating HVAC (heating hot water and low-pressure steam), process steam, related operating systems, and utilities of LLNL plant and research facilities.

You will work independently and interact as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.  This position is in the Infrastructure Maintenance and Utilities Department.

In this role you will 

  • Perform journey-level boiler technician work including troubleshooting, installation, operations/operator, and maintenance and repair of hot water boilers, low-pressure steam boilers, thermal fluid systems, medium pressure steam generating equipment (including ASME Section l steam boilers), Low NOx burners, and related systems and components; to include combustion tuning, Burner Management System programming, and steam boiler water treatment testing.
  • Install, operate, maintain, and repair a wide variety of mechanical and electrical equipment using materials, power tools, hand tools, and specialty tools applicable to the trade.
  • Provide effective customer service and communication necessary to interact effectively with a multi-disciplinary team, including peers, supervisors, customers, ES&H (Environmental, Safety, and Health) technicians, and other crafts personnel.
  • Analyze complex data and prepare logs (boiler and water treatment), standard reports, permit requirements, deficiency forms, and preventive maintenance work requests.
  • Use a computer and hand-held electronic device for completing daily work orders, time reporting and web-based training.
  • Work scheduled and emergency overtime.
  • Perform all assignments in accordance with ES&H, security, and business practice requirements and policies.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
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  • Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. Citizenship.
  • High School Diploma, GED or equivalent.
  • Completion of an apprenticeship training program and/or significant equivalent journey- to advanced- level experience working with a combination of commercial packaged hot water and steam boilers as well as low and high-pressure steam systems.  
  • Intermediate to advanced skills, knowledge and experience related to troubleshooting, operating and maintaining steam boilers, hot water boilers, thermal fluid heaters, and related systems, (e.g. expansion tanks, pumps, valves, water treatment, PLC based burner management systems, and electrical components) including basic electrical knowledge for AC circuits and DC circuits.
  • Experience using hand tools, power tools and instruments of the trade such as Combustion Analyzer, Manometer, electrical metering, and circuit testing equipment.
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills necessary to interact with a diverse workforce and customer base and customer service skills and ability to work independently as well as in a multidisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrated basic computer skills with hand-held electronic devices necessary to complete work orders, time reporting and web-based training.
  • Maintain a valid California driver's license and ability to obtain and maintain Class C driver's license, become medically qualified to wear respiratory and personal protection equipment, work scheduled, on-call, and emergency overtime, and travel to Site 300 in Tracy, California.
  • Ability to become medically qualified to wear respiratory and other protective equipment and perform moderate work while wearing full-face or half-mask respirators. 
  • Demonstrated ability to obtain and maintain required training and certifications including Competent Worker or equivalent qualifications.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience using water treatment testing equipment.
  • Certification as High Pressure Installer/Inspector for instruments, specialty gases, and cryogenics.

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Posted: 2022-05-26 Expires: 2022-07-28

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