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Fire and Alarms Life Safety Systems Electrician I

Entry Level | Full-time
Craft and Skilled Labor | livermore, CA | 10/19/2021

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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 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.

Job Description

We have an opening for a Fire and Alarms Life Safety Systems Electrician I.  You will perform journey level electrical work on a variety of specialized Fire and Alarms Life Safety Systems, including maintenance, construction, installation, inspection, test, and repairs on electrical circuits under 600 volts in support of fire alarm and emergency voice alarm systems, and indoor and outdoor emergency lighting.  This position is in the Alarms Division of the Emergency Management Department and will require working at Site 300 in Tracy, California.

In this role you will 

  • Perform journey level electrical work on a variety of specialized Fire and Alarms Life Safety Systems, including lockout/tagout to isolate components and de-energize equipment, bend conduit, pull wire, electrical tie-ins, wiring of computers and alarms systems, construction, installation and demo, maintenance, inspections, test, and repair of fire alarm and emergency voice alarm systems, and emergency lighting.
  • Provide maintenance and repair of specialized detection systems, including fire alarm and fan control panels, fire suppression systems, emergency and general use voice systems, criticality alarms, refrigerant, oxygen, and tritium sensors.
  • Troubleshoot and perform inspections and testing on electrical circuits to restore systems to operational condition.
  • Read and interpret blueprints, drawings, electrical diagrams, as-built, specifications, software and system programs, schematics, operation and product manuals.
  • Provide technical guidance to other crafts personnel and assume small crew task leadership on work projects in support of program scope and function.
  • Provide effective and timely customer service to clients and team members, ensure customer needs and issues are resolved in an effective and timely manner, and interact with program facility contacts, customers, and clients.
  • Prepare standard reports, including equipment inventory, monthly vehicle maintenance and mileage reports.
  • Ensure all assignments are performed in accordance with ES&H, security, quality standards, Work Planning and Control, related NFPA codes and standards, and Laboratory business practice policies and procedures.
  • 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 and completion of apprenticeship program in the electrician trade or equivalent experience performing electrical work.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to maintain, install, troubleshoot, inspect, test, and repair fire alarm and emergency voice alarm systems, and emergency lighting.
  • Basic journey level skills, knowledge and abilities in the electrician trade including the ability to read and work from blueprints, drawings, electrical diagrams, specifications, software and systems programs, schematics, operation and product manuals.
  • Proficiency in the use of related hand tools and portable power tools of the trade and experience using multi-meters and other specialized electronic test equipment associated with testing and troubleshooting electronic circuits, and emergency lighting.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of National Electrical Codes (NEC) NFPA 70, 70E, 72, and 101 Life Safety Code, and ES&H laws and regulations.
  • Effective written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills necessary to interact and work independently and effectively with other crafts personnel, team members, managers, administrative staff, and provide essential customer service to clients.
  • Basic knowledge of personal computers and associated software to complete forms, reports, and logs, send and receive e-mails, perform computer-based training, and timekeeping entry.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a valid California Driver’s License.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, overtime, on-call and shift or weekends in all buildings and areas of Site 200 and 300 to accomplish goals, ability to lift up to 50 pounds, be medically qualified to wear protective equipment, and ability to work in confined spaces.


Qualifications We Desire

  • Experience working with and demonstrated knowledge of Fire Alarm Systems (MXL, XLS, Desigo, and System 3) and Emergency Voice Paging Alarm Systems (MXLV, EVA, VoiceCom, and Wheelock).

Additional Information

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

  • Included in 2021 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

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.

Security Clearance

LLNL is a Department of Energy (DOE) and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Laboratory.  Some positions will require a DOE L or Q clearance (please reference Security Clearance requirement above).  If you are selected and a clearance is required, 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.  For additional information please see DOE Order 472.2.

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.

Pre-Placement Medical Exam

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

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.

LLNS is committed to offering reasonable accommodations during the application and recruiting processes due to a disability.  If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, 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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