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Systems Maintenance Engineer

Mid-Senior Level | Full-time
Engineering | livermore, CA | 05/20/2024

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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

$142,050 - $182,388 Annual (TSS.3)

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’re looking for a Systems Maintenance Engineer.  You will be responsible for establishing and implementing Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) operations processes, procedures, and practices for LLNL’s common real property and installed equipment for non-reactor nuclear facilities and conventional facilities. You 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 is in the Infrastructure Engineering and Operations Department and may require working at Site 300 in Tracy, California.

You will 

  • Provide advanced knowledge, guidance, and technical expertise in asset maintenance and reliability to deliver operational efficiency.
  • Develop and implement an asset RCM program to optimize functional service life of equipment and systems, which includes the deployment of condition-based monitoring solutions and tools.
  • Conduct Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA) to determine interdependencies of facility utility systems and to assess asset criticality ranking.
  • Utilize drones to inspect equipment and systems in hard-to-reach areas; use infrared technologies to detect anomalies in equipment and systems.
  • Review and assess infrastructure and facility systems reliability issues and provide resolution; identify opportunities for process improvement with regards to maintainability, reliability, availability, and equipment costs reduction. Perform infrastructure engineering design reviews for new construction, modifications, and alterations for operability and maintainability.
  • Develop and maintain maintenance schedules based on equipment condition; and manage maintenance standards and processes, including the evaluation and assessment of potential hazards to personnel and equipment and training requirements.
  • Review building commissioning plans for design intent, scope, verification, functional test procedures, schedules, and training requirements.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure timely maintenance of equipment and systems, evaluate building systems’ integrity and operating requirements.
  • 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.
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills to effectively communicate with all levels of personnel, write procedures and/or safety related documentation, give technical presentations, and provide advice to management.
  • Advanced experience working independently as a highly motivated, self-directed individual, analyzing and solving complex problems.
  • Advanced proficiency with personal computers and discipline specific facility-type software (such as AutoCAD, MS Project, Access) and using MS Office applications, (i.e., Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).

Qualifications We Desire

  • Valid FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificate and professional experience operating drones.
  • 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, 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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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. 

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