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Maintenance Scheduler

Mid-Senior Level | Full-time
Environmental, Safety & Health | livermore, CA | 04/15/2024

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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

$113,790 - $170,904 Annually
$113,790 - $141,276 Annually for the 306.1 level
$137,640 - $170,904 Annually for the 306.2 level

Job Description

We are seeking a Maintenance Scheduler. As a Maintenance Scheduler you will work with supervisors and managers from across the Laboratory to provide advanced scheduling of complex programmatic and maintenance projects. The Scheduler ensures alignment of the workweek plan with business performance goals, priorities, and objectives. As part of the training curriculum the selected Scheduler will be trained and qualified as a Maintenance Work Planner. This position is in the Work Planning & Control (WP&C) Office within the Environment, Safety and Health (ES&H) Directorate and reports to the WP&C Maintenance and Construction Manager.

This position will be filled at either level based on knowledge and related experience as assessed by the hiring team. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if hired at the higher level. 

You will 

  • Review work requests and prepare job scope definitions and schedule. Collaborate with and lead planning teams.
  • Plan advanced facility and infrastructure-related work activities, including maintenance, repairs, replacements, minor modifications, construction and or subcontractor services.
  • Optimize resources to allow for emergent workload with minimum impact to schedule.
  • Determine critical and near critical path activity sequences based on a variety of factors and planning inputs.
  • Apply trend analysis in the master schedule to identify resource needs, work delays, and propose solutions.
  • Build project schedules using milestones, timelines, and applying schedule logic and constraints.
  • Lead meetings to negotiate and mediate timelines and schedule discrepancies between key stakeholders for a mutual desired outcome.
  • Manage the scheduling process from start to finish and report the progress using scheduling metrics, delay codes, and resource histograms.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Additional job responsibilities, at the 306.2 level 

  • Lead development of the T-week schedule to optimize resources, address operational priorities, and ensure alignment with financial, customer, reliability, safety, and performance goals.
  • Drive the management of maintenance backlogs, maintaining a balance between preventative, corrective, and elective maintenance work completion for effective continuous material condition improvements.
  • Optimize resources to allow for emergent workload with minimum impact to schedule.


  • Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. citizenship. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, engineering technology, project management, or an equivalent combination of education and related technical experience.
  • Experience working as a workweek manager, scheduler, project manager, work Planner and/or operational experience.
  • Significant knowledge of work scheduling theories and practices with experience in schedule set up, baselining, monitoring, and reporting.
  •  Advanced in Primavera P6 or other scheduling/planning tools (MS Project, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Ability to manage multiple competing priorities, and to apply project management principles to organize, coordinate, sequence, and accomplish work.
  • Advanced technical writing skills with experience developing technical documents such as work procedures, work instructions, specifications, Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) procedures, Interlock procedures. Experience drafting work packages, including Job Hazard Analyses (JHAs).
  • Excellent facilitation and leadership skills necessary to lead and facilitate multi-disciplinary teams of technical experts through technical discussions, including conflict resolution skills necessary to resolve differing opinions.

Additional qualifications at the 306.2 level 

  • Highly advanced experience working as a workweek manager, scheduler, project manager, and/or operational experience. 
  • Highly advanced experience leading change or implementing a new business process. 
  • Highly advanced ability to work independently to manage multiple competing priorities, and to apply project management principles to organize, coordinate, sequence, and accomplish work.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Prior experience in Work Management, which includes scheduling, coordination, work sequencing, and resource loading.
  • Advanced knowledge of technical work with extensive nuclear and/or explosive safety/safety basis requirements.
  • Experience applying various Human Performance Improvement tools for both individuals and work teams, (e.g. procedure use and adherence).

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?

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.

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