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NATURE AND SCOPE OF JOB
The Security Organization's Physical and Technical Security Division (PTSD) has an opening for a customer-oriented Security Alarm Electrician. The selected candidate will be assigned to PTSD's Alarm and Access Control Group (AACG). AACG is responsible for selecting, implementing, operating and maintaining the intrusion detection and access control systems at LLNL. The selected candidate will work with AACG staff, application developers, field maintenance technicians, Security Organization personnel, third party vendors and customers. Under general supervision, will perform journey level electrician and electronics work on microprocessors, peripherals, and data communication systems associated with the Laboratory's security systems. Will work at Site 200 (Livermore) or Site 300 (Tracy). Employees assigned to work at Site 300 may be exposed to the organism that causes San Joaquin Valley Fever (coccidioidomycosis). Selected candidate will report directly to the AACG Lead Electrician.
- Perform journey-level electrical work including layout, fabrication, modification, maintenance and repair of industrial electronics controls, security systems, security sensors, access control equipment, programmable logic controllers and specialized detection systems.
- Troubleshoot and debug complex electronic, communication and system problems.
- Maintain access portals, x-ray machines, metal detectors, explosive detectors and similar equipment.
- Conduct operational and acceptance checks to ensure systems functionality.
- Troubleshoot and repair circuit assemblies to component level using oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, data acquisition recorders and similar test equipment, working from sketches, drawings, mechanical and electrical schematics, verbal or written instructions..
- Provide written and verbal reports, complete preventive maintenance requests, deficiency reports, and work orders using established procedures, working as a member of a team.
- Participate in system design modifications.
- Analyze systems performance and make recommendations for continued operation, work independently with systems engineers and designers.
- Perform all assignments in accordance with ES&H, security, and business practice requirements and regulations.
- Analyze work request for conformity with NFPA requirements and other Laboratory and PTSD Policies and Procedures.
- Perform effectively a variety of project assignments related to physical security and systems.
ESSENTIAL SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
- High school diploma, GED, or equivalent.
- Completion of apprenticeship program in the electrician trade or equivalent experience. Hold current California driver's license.
- Experience in the electrician trade with knowledge of National Electronic Code (NEC) and OSHA Safety regulations used to perform tasks in compliance with Environmental, Safety & Health (ES&H) regulations.
- Demonstrated knowledge of electronics and electrical power, security, complex distributed control systems and communications methods.
- Extensive experience in the troubleshooting, installation, use and maintenance of security systems and associated components.
- Experience in analog and digital troubleshooting, and using logical reasoning to perform repairs and operational checks of systems.
- Demonstrated ability to work with all the tools of the trade such as test equipment including oscilloscopes, multi-test meters, logic analyzers, and communications analyzers. Hand tools such as hammers, punches, drills, bandsaws, sawsalls, conduit benders (up to 2") and electrical construction tools.
- Demonstrated ability to work from verbal and written instructions, sketches, prints and schematics.
- Demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills necessary to use tact, diplomacy and discretion when dealing with customers.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively independently or as a team member.
- Experience working with personal computers and software, including MS Office, to create reports and spreadsheets.
- Demonstrated ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds, occasionally lift 50-85 pounds, in a safe and controlled manner.
- Demonstrated ability to work scheduled as well as emergency call back and overtime hours, and work at Site 200 or Site 300.
DESIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
- Experience with NFPA codes and standards, in particular NFPA 72.
- Demonstrated knowledge of electrical and mechanical SCADA systems.
- Demonstrated ability to write reports and complete forms that are concise and readable.
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Pre-Placement Medical Exam: A job related pre-placement medical examination may be require
Pre-Employment Drug Test: External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.
Anticipated Clearance Level: Active DOE Q clearance required at time of hire. (Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.
LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, disability, medical condition, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.