Berkeley Lab's Facilities Division has an opening for a Senior Laborer. Reporting to the Labor Shop Supervisor, this position will perform a variety of construction and maintenance work requiring training and extensive experience, such as operating heavy vehicular equipment for excavation, grading and material movement.
What You Will Do:
Operate construction excavation equipment such as D-4 cats, dump trucks, front-end loaders, backhoes and bobcats with attachments.
Operate air compressors and pneumatic hammers for chipping concrete and rock for
demolitions and excavations.
Place and finish concrete for retaining walls, slabs, walkways, floor drains, curbs for general construction projects, remodels and complex structures in support of
Prepare and lay asphalt, concrete for walkways, driveways, roads and curbs.
Install, repair and modify chain link fences and gates.
Excavate trenches and holes with shovels and hand tools as required to locate existing underground utility lines.
Independently select materials, equipment and work methods per established shop guidelines, policies and procedures.
Comply with Department of Energy (DOE) health and safety policies and other applicable federal, state, local fire, emergency preparedness, pollution prevention, and environmental protection policies.
Consistently apply current Operational Safety Procedures (OSP) to ensure that risks are acceptable for all unique activities involving potentially hazardous conditions.
Additional Responsibilities as needed:
Operate concrete core drill and concrete saw for coring and cutting slabs and walls.
What is Required:
Combination of directly related formal and field training/work experience in the operation of general construction earth moving equipment.
Thorough knowledge of the methods, materials, tools, and equipment used in the laborer field; applicable state and federal health and safety code requirements.
Experience with maintaining the exterior of a large and complex hillside facility's roads, walkways, storm drains, slide repairs.
Experience in the appropriate job site organizations: Storage of materials, minimizing disruptions to others' work, safe and efficient care-taking of tools and equipment.
Working knowledge of OSHA requirements and job safety practices.
Demonstrated ability to read, write and comprehend written and verbal instructions.
Ability to clearly communicate both in writing and verbally with supervisor regarding work assignments/safety issues.
Demonstrated ability to use computers effectively for record keeping, communication and online training.
Must possess a valid (Class C) California driver's license.
Must be able to work assignments that may include overtime on weekdays, weekends and holidays
Ability to climb stairs, ladders, scaffolds and work at various heights.
Ability to bend, stoop, kneel, crawl.
Work in confined spaces, around rotating equipment, or under fluorescent lights.
Have manual dexterity in both hands.
Ability to lift 60 lbs. to chest height.
Ability to distinguish colors.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Knowledge of Lawrence Berkeley Lab (LBL) facilities layout, key personnel, procedures governing stores issues, safety program and facilities design requirements; All will be required after employment.
Experienced in hillside stabilization techniques.
Familiar with codes standards.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on August 29, 2019.
This is a full-time career appointment, non-exempt (hourly paid) from overtime pay.
This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes.
Salary will be predetermined based on collective bargaining agreement step rates.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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About Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with excellence. Thirteen scientists associated with Berkeley Lab have won the Nobel Prize. Fifty-seven Lab scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Thirteen of our scientists have won the National Medal of Science, our nation's highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. Eighteen of our engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and three of our scientists have been elected into the Institute of Medicine. In addition, Berkeley Lab has trained thousands of university science and engineering students who are advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world. Berkeley Lab is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Located on a 200-acre site in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus that offers spectacular... views of the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley Lab employs approximately 4,200 scientists, engineers, support staff and students. Its budget for 2011 is $735 million, with an additional $101 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for a total of $836 million. A recent study estimates the Laboratory's overall economic impact through direct, indirect and induced spending on the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area to be nearly $700 million annually. The Lab was also responsible for creating 5,600 jobs locally and 12,000 nationally. The overall economic impact on the national economy is estimated at $1.6 billion a year. Technologies developed at Berkeley Lab have generated billions of dollars in revenues, and thousands of jobs. Savings as a result of Berkeley Lab developments in lighting and windows, and other energy-efficient technologies, have also been in the billions of dollars. Berkeley Lab was founded in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a UC Berkeley physicist who won the 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cyclotron, a circular particle accelerator that opened the door to high-energy physics. It was Lawrence's belief that scientific research is best done through teams of individuals with different fields of expertise, working together. His teamwork concept is a Berkeley Lab legacy that continues today.