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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Power Operator in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 311651

Directorate: Operational Systems

Division: Facility & Infrastructure Operations

Group: Utility & Infrastructure Operations

Pay Grade: $940.45 weekly

Job Description

Operates and maintains building systems equipment, e.g., steam engines, air compressors, air dryers, chillers, condensers, vacuum pumps, generators, motors, water treatment systems, fans and boilers to provide utilities, such as light, heat, ventilation, or power, for building operation; monitors meters and gauges and adjusts controls of equipment to verified operating conditions. Records data, e.g. temperature of equipment, fuel consumption. Monitors and records system status information for maintenance and/or minor modification requirements. For purposes of job assignments, may perform any Power Operator Journeyman job functions for which the staff member, as determined by management, is qualified.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 2 years of related experience.

  • A High School education or equivalent.

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

  • This position requires the physical capabilities to work outside while traversing uneven terrain, to climb ladders, standing positions.

  • This is a bargaining unit position and will be under the Battelle/HAMTC Labor Contract. As a condition of employment, 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

  • Technical Institute graduate or relevant Associate degree.

  • TAB (Testing, Adjusting, and Balancing) of air and hydronic systems

  • Building Automation System/Direct Digital Controls operation

  • Maximo or other Computer Maintenance Management System software

  • Building Commissioning/Start-Up process

  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.

  • Prefer skills in utilizing electronic work request systems/tracking for tablets or Smartphones.

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

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 will require working around high noise, radiation, chemicals, asbestos, lasers, carcinogens and other industrial hazards.

  • Position requires the use of personnel protective equipment during routine work as well as worked planned for higher levels of risk including training and physical capabilities for use of respiratory protective equipment.

  • This position is subject to rotating shifts (i.e. days, nights, and weekends).

Directorate: Operational Systems

Job Category: Crafts/Ops/Laborers/Service Workers

Group: Utility & Infrastructure Ops

Opening Date: 2021-02-15

Closing Date: 2021-02-28