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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Journeyman Electrician in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 309532

Directorate: Operational Systems Directorate (OSD)

Division: Facilities and Infrastructure Operations

Group: 300 Area Core Team (300A Work Team)

Weekly Salary: $1,686.83

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, and 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 instruction instructions, sketches, and prints.

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

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school graduate or equivalent required.

  • 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.

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

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience at the journeyman level.

  • Instrument technician experience, control panel & systems

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Graduate of a formal apprentice program or trade school.

  • 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

Other Information

Special/Hazardous Working Conditions or Environment:

  • 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.

  • 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.

Other Information

This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a federal security clearance.


  • U.S. Citizenship

  • Background Investigation: Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified matter in accordance 10 CFR 710, Appendix B.

  • Drug Testing: All Security Clearance (L or Q) positions will be considered by the Department of Energy to be Testing Designated Positions which means that they are subject to applicant, random, and for cause drug testing. In addition, applicants must be able to demonstrate non-use of illegal drugs, including marijuana, for the 12 consecutive months preceding completion of the requisite Questionnaire for National Security Positions (QNSP).

Note: Applicants will be considered ineligible for security clearance processing by the U.S. Department of Energy until non-use of illegal drugs, including marijuana, for 12 consecutive months can be demonstrated.

Directorate: Operational Systems

Job Category: Crafts/Ops/Laborers/Service Workers

Group: Distributed Services

Opening Date: 2019-07-02

Closing Date: 2019-08-01