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Fire and Alarm Life Safety Systems Electrician II

Not Applicable | Full-time
Craft and Skilled Labor | livermore, CA | 02/05/2022

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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 multiple openings for Fire and Alarm Life Safety Systems Electricians.  You will perform journey level electrical work on a variety of specialized fire and alarm monitoring systems, including maintenance, construction, installation, inspection, test, and repair on electrical circuits in support of fire alarm and emergency voice alarm systems, and indoor and outdoor emergency lighting.  This position is in the Alarms Division within the Emergency Management Department and may require working at Site 300 in Tracy, California.

In this role you will

  • Perform journey level electrical hot work and electronics on a variety of specialized fire and alarm life safety systems, including lockout/tagout to isolate components and de-energize equipment, installation, construction, demo, maintenance, inspections, test and repair of fire alarm and emergency voice alarm systems, and emergency lighting.
  • Plan, layout, fabricate, modify, troubleshoot, maintain, inspect, test and repair of complex electrical circuits and system controls to commission and restore life safety systems and components to operational condition, including specialized detection systems, fire alarm and fan control panels, fire suppression systems, emergency and general use voice systems, criticality alarms, refrigerant, oxygen, and tritium sensors.
  • Interpret written reports, blueprints, schematics, drawings, electrical diagrams, as-built, specifications, software and system programs, operation and product manuals.
  • Provide technical guidance and train other crafts personnel, including assuming small crew task leadership on safety and work projects in support of program scope and function.
  • Provide effective and timely customer service to clients and team members, interact with program facility contacts, customers, clients, other crafts and administrative personnel.
  • Analyze data, system performance and work requests, maintain systems and recommend improvements using established maintenance procedures, and ensure continued system operation and compliance with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) requirements.
  • Prepare standard reports, equipment inventory, work orders, vehicle maintenance, mileage, inspection, and maintenance reports.
  • Ensure all assignments are performed in accordance with ES&H, security, quality standards, Work Planning and Control, program requirements, and Laboratory policies and procedures.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 


  • Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. Citizenship.
  • High school diploma, GED, or equivalent and completion of California State Certified apprenticeship program in the electrician trade or equivalent experience; with a valid State of California General Electrician License and a valid California Class C Driver’s License.  
  • Knowledge and ability to modify, construct, install, maintain, troubleshoot, inspect, test, and repair complex specialized fire alarm life safety systems, electronic circuits, emergency voice alarm systems, and emergency lighting.
  • Journey level skills and knowledge in the electrical trade, including knowledge of National Electrical Codes (NEC) NFPA 70, 70E, 72, and 101 Life Safety Code, high voltage, and ES&H laws and regulations.
  • Ability to analyze, interpret, and work from complex blueprints, drawings, electrical diagrams, specifications, software and systems programs, schematics, operation and product manuals.
  • Proficiency in the use of all tools of the trade, multi-meters and other specialized electronic test equipment associated with testing and troubleshooting life safety systems, electronic circuits, emergency voice alarm systems, and emergency lighting.
  • Proven customer service and interpersonal skills necessary to work independently and interact effectively with all levels of management, team members, ES&H, technicians, other crafts and administrative personnel.
  • Proficient written and verbal communication skills, including knowledge of personal computers and associated software to prepare and complete forms, reports, and logs, send and receive e-mails, perform computer-based training, and timekeeping entry.
  • Ability to work scheduled and emergency overtime and on-call, lift up to 50 lbs. in a safe and controlled manner, and work in confined spaces

Qualifications We Desire

  • Experience working as a journey level electrician in the field of fire and alarm safety systems installation, maintenance, and repair.
  • Experience working with and knowledge of Fire Alarm Systems MXL, XLS, Desigo, System 3, and Emergency Voice Paging Alarm Systems MXLV, EVA, VoiceCom, and Wheelock.

Additional Information

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.

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

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).

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

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

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.

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.

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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