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Systems Maintenance Engineer

Mid-Senior Level | Full-time
Engineering | 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 an opening for a Systems Maintenance Engineer.  This position is responsible for establishing and implementing reliability-centered maintenance operations processes, procedures, and practices for LLNL’s common real property and installed equipment for non-reactor nuclear facilities and conventional facilities. This position will serve as the point of contact for maintenance of real property and installed equipment and will provide consultative advice using leading-edge principles, technologies, and best practices. This position will be responsible for providing a high level of direction for the broad and diverse operational functions of the maintenance organization and will frequently interact with LLNL multi-crafts personnel, Program Representatives, Area Facility Operations Managers, Facility Managers, Facility Points of Contact, peers, LLNL Senior Management and DOE/NNSA representatives.  This position will report to the Engineering Services Division Leader in the Infrastructure Engineering and Operations Department (IEOD).

In this role you will

  • Collaborate and provide day-to-day technical direction to a group of Infrastructure & Operations (I&O) technical personnel including shops/crafts personnel engaged in the planning, engineering, maintenance and operations of building systems for non-reactor nuclear facilities and conventional facilities.
  • Provide recommendations to resolve facility maintenance and reliability issues.
  • Develop, review and maintain Maintenance Plans for Building Systems in collaboration with Facilities Managers and Systems Engineers.
  • Perform or coordinate the performance of post-maintenance testing to verify that equipment systems and components fulfill their design function when returned to service.
  • Manage maintenance procedural documentation, including the evaluation of special processes and procedures, requirements for personnel training in the use of special equipment and materials used in the performance of maintenance tasks, and assessment of potential hazards to personnel and equipment.
  • Manage the Reliability-Centered Maintenance (RCM) program to monitor, determine trends, analyze parameters, properties, and performance characteristics or signatures of equipment in order to forecast equipment degradation.
  • Conduct Failure Mode, Effects, and Criticality Analysis (FMECA) using systematic methodology to determine and correct root causes of problems, unplanned events, and occurrences related to the maintenance and the reliability of equipment and building systems.
  • Perform design reviews of construction documents for new construction, modifications, and alterations for non-reactor nuclear and conventional facilities to ensure maintainability and reliability.
  • Review building commissioning plans for design intent, scope, verification, functional test procedures, schedules and training requirements.
  • Develop, monitor, and report on maintenance reinvestment projects for facilities.
  • Perform revisions to the LLNL Maintenance Management Program including programs for non-reactor nuclear facilities.
  • Collaborate with customers, programs, and departments to ensure a high quality of service.
  • Partner with Facility Management and other laboratory personnel regarding building systems integrity, outages, repairs, modifications and operating requirements.
  • Prepare technical reports and present formal presentations.
  • Perform all assignments in accordance with ES&H, security, and business practice requirements and policies.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. citizenship.
  • Bachelor’s degree in an applicable Engineering discipline or the equivalent combination of education and significant related experience and demonstrated ability to lead independent work.
  • Significant experience in maintenance planning and operations, or facility engineering and management of laboratory, non-reactor nuclear, or high technical facilities, including significant applicable experience using a Computerized Maintenance Management software system.
  • Advanced knowledge of interpreting multi-discipline construction drawings and related documents and performing formal design reviews with expertise in applicable design codes, standards, construction processes and products.
  • Significant experience interfacing with government agencies on facility related issues.
  • Technical, analytical and decision-making skills with the ability to organize and effectively coordinate multiple and frequently conflicting, concurrent tasks, with good follow-through and the ability to provide effective technical leadership in this environment.
  • Demonstrated strong commitment to customer service and exceptional interpersonal skills necessary to interact and work with customers, senior management, peers, technicians, and skilled craft personnel.
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively communicate with all levels of staff, write procedures and safety related documentation, perform engineering analyses and author safety reports, give technical presentations and provide advice to management.
  • Proven ability to work independently as a highly motivated, self-directed individual with the ability to analyze and solve complex problems.
  • Advanced proficiency with personal computers and discipline specific facility type software (such as AutoCAD, MS Project, Access) and using MS Office applications, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to lift and carry equipment up to 30 lbs. in a safe and controlled manner.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Demonstrated knowledge of building low voltage (600V and below) electrical systems.
  • Certification as a Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional.
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer in California or other State or Territory with the ability to receive professional reciprocity.

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

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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