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Cyclotron Road

Cyclotron Road

California, USA
Posted on Monday, June 10, 2024

Berkeley Lab seeks a skilled Electrician to join our dynamic team! As a vital member reporting to the Electrical Supervisor or designated lead person, you'll embark on a journey-level role supporting various divisions within the matrixed environment at LBNL. This position is the backbone of our electrical infrastructure, installing, testing, operating, and maintaining a plethora of laboratory electrical equipment. This role will delve into troubleshooting, repairs, and proactive maintenance to ensure seamless operations. From the intricate electrical distribution systems to the essential building utility support systems, you'll be the guardian of our technological vitality. You'll also have the opportunity to flex your creativity by contributing to the installation and modification of office and research work areas. Join us in shaping the future of scientific innovation.

What You Will Do:

Low Voltage Electrician (<600V)

  • Troubleshoot and repair complex control systems, including building energy management systems and variable frequency drives.
  • Install, test, operate, modify, repair, and replace various electrical components such as circuit breakers, lighting fixtures, motors, switches, and wiring devices.
  • Fabricate component parts and assemblies, terminate cables, and place cableways and enclosures.
  • Interpret prints, wiring schematics, and diagrams to meet project requirements.
  • Adhere to National Electric Code and LBL specifications for compliant installations and NFPA 70E for safety.
  • Ensure compliance with DOE health and safety policies and other relevant regulations.
  • Immediately halt work in case of danger and notify management.
  • Available for extended workdays, weekends, and emergency callbacks as needed.
  • Assist High Voltage Electricians as required for planned or emergency work.

What is Required:

  • Completion of formal apprenticeship or equivalent training in industrial electrical maintenance and at least four years of journey-level experience.
  • Valid California Driver’s license.
  • State Certified Electrician or ability to obtain CA certification within 12 months.
  • Proficiency in field installation and maintenance of electrical equipment, including motors, variable frequency drives (VFDs), and motor control systems.
  • Skilled in using a variety of portable and fixed tools.
  • Demonstrated safety awareness and compliance with NFPA 70E and OSHA standards.
  • Working knowledge of National Electrical Code and relevant construction codes.
  • Familiarity with ANSI, IEEE, IEC, NETA-MTS, UL, and other electrical/mechanical standards.
  • Expertise in using portable tools and understanding raceway and conductor specifications.
  • Ability to interpret wiring diagrams and effectively communicate technical information.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills for teamwork and customer service.
  • Proficient in using metering devices for electrical measurements.
  • Computer literacy for record keeping and report writing.
  • Physical capabilities for climbing, working at heights, and lifting up to 50lbs.
  • Availability for emergency response during weekends and holidays.
  • Capacity to work safely and efficiently with minimal supervision.

Desired Qualifications:

  • NFPA CESW Certified.
  • Skilled in maintaining and installing building automation systems, boilers, boiler controls, and lighting controls.
  • Experience with research equipment.
  • Previous roles include service technician for energy management and lighting control systems in LEED buildings.


  • This is a full-time career appointment, non-exempt (hourly paid).
  • This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes.
  • The hourly rate for this position is $63.18 per hour. This is 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.
  • Work will be primarily performed at: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.

About Berkeley Lab:

Berkeley Lab is a U.S. Department of Energy national laboratory managed by the University of California and designated a Federally Funded Research and Development Center. Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, we have a close relationship with UC Berkeley, as well as robust partnerships with other academic institutions and industries, including those in Silicon Valley. The Laboratory conducts world-class research that supports clean energy, a healthy planet, and solution-inspired discovery science. Berkeley Lab is defined by our deeply felt sense of stewardship, which we describe as a commitment to taking care of the Laboratory's research, people, and resources that are entrusted to us. Our values of team science, innovation, service, trust, and respect knit us together as a community. We practice these values and prioritize our principles of inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability (IDEA) to build highly effective teams that produce world-class science and technology and where all individuals, regardless of their backgrounds, disciplines, and experiences, can thrive. The Laboratory has a dynamic workforce of about 4,000 employees and an annual operating budget of approximately $1.4 billion.

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.

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