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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Journeyman Electrician in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 312662

Directorate: Operational Systems

Division: F&IO

Group: North Campus OPS Team

Wages: $1,865.45/Weekly

Job Description

Perform all types of electrical work, such as layout of construction wiring, installation, and maintenance and repair of complicated electrical equipment, including switchgear, generating, substation, distribution, control equipment, processor-based equipment, computer hardware, etc. Take electrical clearances and perform switching operations on high voltage electrical circuits. Perform wiring and expert trouble shooting on complicated equipment utilizing a wide variety of testing devices requiring expert skill and knowledge to use and interpret. Repair and maintain portable radiation survey instruments, meters, potentiometers, bridges, etc. Fabrication and assembly of tubes, thermocouples, and/or rewind motors and generators. Install, calibrate and maintain highly complex instruments, control systems and related equipment used in the Laboratory to generate, accumulate, and record scientific data from experimental operations and processes. Assemble instrument components into complex workable systems as designed to accomplish stated results. Work from sketches, prints, or oral instructions. May direct the work of others and perform any related work and any assigned work of lesser skill.

  • Must be able to safely and effectively utilize all tools, materials, and equipment common to the trade.

  • Must have working knowledge of PLCs (Programmable Logic Controllers) and building automation/fire alarm controllers (e.g., Allerton, Metasys, Notifier).

  • Must have familiarity with the set up and configuration of instrument devices (such as pressure, temperature, differential pressure) and control devices (electrical and pneumatic) preferred.

  • Must have the ability to work from written or verbal instructions, sketches, and prints.

  • Must have good judgment and attitude providing service to customers and staff.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school graduate or equivalent required

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience at the journeyman level

  • Must have a valid state-issued driver's license

  • Ability to qualify as a full journeyman with the appropriate union affiliated with HAMTC

  • This is a bargaining unit position and will be under the Battelle/HAMTC Labor Contract. As a condition of employment, unless otherwise exempted, the staff member will be required to join the appropriate union affiliated with the Hanford Metal Trades Council (HAMTC) after 30 days of continuous service and pay union dues or pay agency fees to such union in lieu of joining.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Graduate of a formal apprentice program

  • Current Washington State Journeyman Electrician License in good standing. (This must be reflected in the resume submitted)

  • Preference will be given to 01 license, but other levels will be considered.

  • Facility and Equipment Maintenance experience

Equal Employment Opportunity

Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. All BMI staff must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States. BMI is an E-Verify employer. Learn more at

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Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from having any affiliation with the foreign government of a country DOE has identified as a “country of risk” without explicit approval by DOE and Battelle. If you are offered a position at PNNL and currently have any affiliation with the government of one of these countries you will be required to disclose this information and recuse yourself of that affiliation or receive approval from DOE and Battelle prior to your first day of employment.

Other Information

  • Position may be subjected to working around radiation, chemicals, asbestos, lasers, carcinogens, and other material in a laboratory environment.

  • Position could be required to work in outdoor environments on a year-round basis.

Directorate: Operational Systems

Job Category: Crafts/Ops/Laborers/Service Workers

Group: North Campus Operations

Opening Date: 2021-09-09

Closing Date: 2021-09-18