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Journeyman Electrician (Mid-Career/Experienced)

Livermore, CA

Job ID: 689864

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Posting Duration:

This posting will be open for application submissions for a minimum of seven (7) calendar days, including the ‘posting date’. Sandia reserves the right to extend the posting date at any time.

NNSA Requirements for MedPEDs:

If you have a Medical Portable Electronic Device (MedPED), such as a pacemaker, defibrillator, drug-releasing pump, hearing aids, or diagnostic equipment and other equipment for measuring, monitoring, and recording body functions such as heartbeat and brain waves, if employed by Sandia National Laboratories you may be required to comply with NNSA security requirements for MedPEDs.

If you have a MedPED and you are selected for an on-site interview at Sandia National Laboratories, there may be additional steps necessary to ensure compliance with NNSA security requirements prior to the interview date.

What Your Job Will Be Like:

We are looking for a highly motivated and hardworking Electrician (job title: General Maintenance Technologist) to perform preventive and/or corrective maintenance at our multi-building office and research facility in Livermore, California. Work includes performing preventive and corrective maintenance to ensure safe and efficient operations of building systems, troubleshooting and repair, upgrades, and new construction as necessary.

Successful candidate will possess good customer service skills, good communication skills (oral and written), and able to keep accurate records/documentation, and must be able to diagnose electrical problems by studying diagrams, O&M manuals, specifications, and conducting diagnostic tests.

On any given day, you may be called upon to:

  • Analyze schematics/wiring diagrams and blueprints on electrical systems

  • Perform troubleshooting and repair of existing systems, upgrades, and new construction as necessary

  • Perform scheduled and planned maintenance on building infrastructure systems

  • Complete maintenance reports/documentation daily

Qualifications We Require:

  • High school diploma plus five or more years of directly related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Familiarity with the National Electrical Code (NEC) and Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace (NFPA 70E)

  • Selected applicants must have a valid driver's license and maintain a valid driver’s license during employment

  • Selected applicants will be required to pass a Job Placement Assessment before beginning the job to ensure that they can perform the essential physical requirements, with or without accommodations

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. Department of Energy Q-level security clearance

Qualifications We Desire:

  • State electrician certified (CA preferred)

  • High level problem-solving skills, extensive experience working with industrial electrical systems, and good communication skills

  • Able to work independently and as part of a crew

  • Reliable and punctual with a positive attitude

  • Good customer service skills, communication skills (oral and written), able to keep accurate records, and effective time management

  • Solid working knowledge of commercial and industrial electrical systems and equipment

About Our Team:

The Facilities Maintenance Department operates and maintains existing buildings, systems, infrastructure and utilities. This includes preventive, predictive, and corrective maintenance of electrical high and low voltage distribution, fire protection systems, interior and exterior lighting, plumbing, heating, ventilating, and air conditioning. We strive to accomplish these activities to meet mission requirements in an efficient, flexible, safe, and cost-effective manner.

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting-edge work in a broad array of areas. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs:

  • Challenging work with amazing impact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide

  • Extraordinary co-workers

  • Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world

  • Career advancement and enrichment opportunities

  • Flexible work arrangements for many positions include 9/80 (work 80 hours every two weeks, with every other Friday off) and 4/10 (work 4 ten-hour days each week) compressed workweeks, part-time work, and telecommuting (a mix of onsite work and working from home)

  • Generous vacations, strong medical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance*

World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers. Learn more about Sandia at:*These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance:

Sandia is required by DOE to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment need to be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted.

Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law.

Job ID: 689864

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  • Worklife Balance
  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Exceptional 401K Savings Plan
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Wellness Programs
  • On-site Amenities
  • Vacation Buy Plan
  • Telecommuting Arrangements*

*with management approval

Life in California

  • Close proximity to first-tier universities, Silicon Valley companies, and other top research laboratories and facilitiesM
  • Access to California’s finest public and private schoolsM
  • VineyardsM
  • BeachesM
  • State ParksM
  • Sports – Nearby major league franchisesM
  • Art havenM
  • Proximity to SF Bay AreaM

Learn more about Life in Livermore, California

Sandia invites you to review the Equal Employment Opportunity posters which include EEO is the Law, EEO is the Law Poster Supplement, and Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision.

Sandia is a drug-free workplace. As a national laboratory funded by a U.S. government agency, we are subject to federal laws regarding illegal drug use. Illegal use of a controlled substance, including marijuana even in places where it does not violate state law, may impact your ability to obtain and/or maintain a Department of Energy security clearance, and may result in the withdrawal of an employment offer or termination of employment.

Sandia is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and providing reasonable accommodation in its application process for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you have difficulty using our online system due to a disability and need special assistance or accommodation, please send an email with your request to the Job Accommodation Specialist in (NM) . Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.