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Alarms Deferred Maintenance Supervisor

Mid-Senior Level | Full-time
Craft and Skilled Trades | livermore, CA | 05/12/2023

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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 important for continued success of the Laboratory’s mission.

Pay Range

$54.75  - $67.98  Hourly

Please note that the pay range information is a general guideline only. Many factors are taken into consideration when setting starting pay including education, experience, the external labor market, and internal equity.

Job Description

We have an opening for an Alarms Deferred Maintenance Supervisor to supervise and coordinate a skilled trades crew engaged in the installation, repair, fabrication, operation, and maintenance of fire alarms and emergency voice alarm systems, emergency lights and sprinkler systems in support of the Laboratory’s Fire and Alarms Life Safety Systems and Infrastructure. You will provide advanced technical support, solve complex technical problems, and exercise advanced decision-making utilizing and adhering to established guidelines and procedures. This position is in the Emergency Management Department, Alarms Division. This position may require work at Site 300 located in Tracy, California.

You will 

  • Provide supervision and leadership to coordinate a skilled trades crew engaged in the installation, repair, fabrication, operation and maintenance of site-wide fire alarms and emergency voice alarm systems, emergency lights and sprinkler systems, including set work priorities and schedule work assignments, oversee Deferred Maintenance budget, train staff, resolve personnel issues, and complete performance appraisals.
  • Oversee and ensure major modifications, maintenance, repair, and regulatory compliance of specialized Life Safety Systems, computer-controlled interfaces, specialized detection systems, fire alarm and fan control panels, fire suppression systems, emergency and general use voice systems, criticality alarms systems and refrigerant/oxygen monitors, emergency lights and sprinkler systems, including Fire and Emergency Voice Alarm design controls, engineering planning and decision process.
  • Lead the set up and operation of intricate systems and electronic equipment such as fire alarm and emergency voice paging systems, emergency lights and sprinkler systems, refrigerant monitors, and data gathering panels in accordance with established program procedures.
  • Interpret specifications from complex technical blueprints, diagrams, specifications, software and system programs, schematics, and operation/product manuals, and utilize standard electrician and maintenance technician tools of the trade.
  • Provide in-depth analysis and evaluation of complex technical electronics data utilizing computer-based data acquisition and controls to report results, evaluate test procedures, determine circuit requirements, establish guidelines, and develop applications software.
  • Analyze data, prepare, and present project estimates, technical and supervisory reports, including review, interpret, write, and document Fire and Alarms Life Safety Systems test results to identify and resolve complex technical problems, report results, and recommend solutions.
  • Ensure regulatory compliance with federal, state, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) codes and standards, including ES&H, safety, security, program, and Laboratory policies and personnel procedures.
  • Interact with facility and program managers, senior management, inspectors, ES&H technicians, contractors, other crafts personnel, technical and administrative personnel, vendors, and act as point of contact for regulatory agencies.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.



  • Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. citizenship.
  • Extensive technical experience and in-depth knowledge of Installation of the Fire and Alarms Life Safety Systems, including low voltage, and/or industrial electronics, Emergency Voice Alarm analog and digital electronics technology, electronic controls and interlocks, multi-meters and other electronic test equipment associated with testing and troubleshooting electronic and/or electrical circuits.
  • Experience supervising a skilled trades crew, including workload scheduling, workforce utilization, budget oversight, interpretation and implementation of personnel policies and procedures, disciplinary actions, and performance appraisals.
  • Advanced knowledge and experience with application of Safety policies and regulations, work control process, NEC/NFPA codes and standards.
  • Ability to make independent decisions and analyze complex low voltage/or electronics data to resolve complex problems.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills, attention to detail, accuracy, and follow through, including demonstrated written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills necessary to interact effectively with all levels of management, technical, program and administrative personnel. 
  • Experience using personal computers and related software, such as Fire and Alarms micro-controller, Programmable Logic Controller (PLCs), Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point.
  • Valid California driver’s license required and ability to work a flexible schedule, call backs and overtime, 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 work in confined spaces.


Qualifications We Desire

  • Associate degree in electronics, computer maintenance, electro optics or equivalent combination of related technology education and experience.
  • Experience performing preventative and corrective maintenance on electronic systems.
  • Specific knowledge and equipment manufacturer certification such as: Siemens, Ansul, Kidde, Fenwal, Notifier and related tools training.
  • Knowledge of LLNL policies and procedures.
  • CA Electrical or Electrical Contractors License.


Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Position Information

This is a Career Indefinite position, open to Lab employees and external candidates.

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

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

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. Also, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing.  Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship. 

Pre-Employment Drug Test

External applicant(s) selected for this position must 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.

Beware of Fraudulent Job Postings. LLNL’s hiring practices:

  • Never requires job applicants to pay an application/training fee or submit personal documents like bank account details, passport number, Social Security number, tax forms or credit card information as part of the application process. 
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  • Only sends email communications to job applicants from domain “” or via their applicant tracking system, [email protected]. Occasionally LLNL uses third-party vendors that will contact you about job opportunities.  If a recruiter contacts you to apply, you will always be directed to our career page to apply through our career site.
  • Encourages all applicants to visit LLNL’s careers page at if they saw the job posting on another site prior to applying to ensure the job posting is accurate and valid.

Equal Employment Opportunity

We are an equal opportunity employer that is committed to providing all with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. 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.

We invite you to review the Equal Employment Opportunity posters which include EEO is the Law and Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision.

Reasonable Accommodation

Our goal is to create an accessible and inclusive experience for all candidates applying and interviewing at the Laboratory.  If you need a reasonable accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please use our online form to submit a request. 

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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