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Mechanical Utilities Systems Shop Supervisor

Not Applicable | Full-time
Craft and Skilled Labor | tracy, CA | 07/13/2021

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Company Description

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 looking for individuals that demonstrate an understanding of working in partnership with team peers, who engage, advocate, and contribute to building an inclusive culture, and provide expertise to solve challenging problems.

Job Description

We have an opening for a Mechanical Utilities Supervisor. You will have technical and administrative responsibility for managing and directing the day-to-day work activities associated with the operation of multiple campus wide utilities, including a permitted domestic water system which consists of 20 miles of domestic water supply lines, a granulated carbon filter plant, and multiple small booster stations.  The position will also periodically involve managing multiple utilities which include an underground condenser water system and associated cooling towers/pumps/heat exchangers, a site wide compressed air system, natural gas distribution, a campus wide sewer collection system, and several miscellaneous mechanical services. The administrative functions with this position will include, establishing priorities, setting schedules, and coordinating work and serving as the administrative payroll supervisor responsible for performance management. This position is in the Mechanical Utilities Division within the Infrastructure Maintenance and Utilities Department.

In this role you will 

  • Direct, coordinate and supervise the work of the various skilled trades engaged in the installation, repair, alternation, operation, and maintenance of a permitted domestic water system as well as centralized mechanical utilities, utilities, and infrastructure.
  • Coordinate work with planners, schedulers, other shops, building and programmatic personnel; define scope of work, efforts required, and materials needed for work requests, schedule work assignments, solve problems and make decisions all while ensuring work is carried out safely and effectively as scheduled and in high quality.
  • Serve as a point of contact between the management team and team/shop workers and participate fully in management team decision-making and goal setting.
  • Establish goals and measurements for productivity in craft work processes and make appropriate adjustments.
  • Implement work control process by serving as a Responsible Individual RI/Work Supervisor responsible for day-to-day work activities of assigned matrix personnel ensuring that the work is performed in accordance with the Work Permit, Skill of the Craft and Competent Worker Qualifications.
  • Provide input in the investigation and completion of documents related to accidents/incidents, and performance management. The Shop Supervisor is responsible for performance management of skilled trades personnel, including constructive and timely feedback to employees, training and personnel actions including hiring, discipline, dismissal, salary adjustments, documentation and interviews and interpreting and applying policies and procedures. Solicit technical advice from subject matter experts, as necessary.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. Citizenship.
  • Extensive experience with domestic water treatment and distribution.
  • Technical, administrative, and leadership skills and experience including coordinating daily work of utility operations and crews.
  • Extensive experience leading domestic water treatment and distribution, plus wastewater collection and oxidation pond treatment operations.
  • Familiarity with SCADA systems and the management of automated equipment.
  • Ability to make independent decisions, solve problems, schedule workload, and be flexible in the thinking process.
  • Ability to interpret and implement personnel policies and procedures, disciplinary actions, and complete performance appraisals.
  • Must be highly team oriented toward management goals and initiatives.
  • Communication skills necessary to interact effectively in writing and verbally and to give effective direction, motivate, train, develop and provide guidance. Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with all levels of technical and administrative personnel.
  • Customer service skills, flexibility, and problem-solving skills to effectively adjust work activities and meet changing requirements.
  • Advanced knowledge and experience in the application of ES&H laws and regulations, including evaluating work hazards and establishing safety standards to assure the public, worker, and environment are protected from adverse consequences.
  • Proficiency using personal computers and related software programs and applications.
  • Ability to obtain grade 2 California certificates in both water treatment and distribution (T2/D2) as well as a California Waste Treatment Certification within one year.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a valid California driver’s license within a reasonable period of time.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Engineering degree from an ABET accredited college, with the ability to obtain a license in the State of California.
  • Military trained utility/equipment operator experience.
  • Experience leading a team, writing performance appraisals, executing disciplinary action, managing employee problems effectively and interpreting and implementing departmental and administrative personnel policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of the function and operation of the Infrastructure Maintenance and Utilities Department and Deployed Teams Departments and LLNL’s ES&H and security policies and procedures.

Additional Information

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

  • Included in 2020 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.

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).

Security Clearance

LLNL is a Department of Energy (DOE) and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Laboratory.  Most positions will require a DOE L or Q clearance (please reference Security Clearance requirement).  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.  An L or Q clearance requires U.S. citizenship.  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.  For additional information please see DOE Order 472.2.

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.

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

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.

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