Sr. Fire Alarms Engineering Technician

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA 94550

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Job Description

We have an opening for a Sr. Fire Alarm Engineering Technician. You will provide advanced technical support to functions in the installation, maintenance, design, modify, test, repair, programming and data entry of data gathering panels, control systems, fire alarms systems, emergency voice alarm systems, Alarms Life Safety Systems and related computer controlled supported infrastructure. You will solve complex technical problems and exercise regular decision making using established trouble shooting techniques, guidelines, and procedures. This position is in the Emergency Management Department, Alarms Division, Life Safety Systems Engineering Group.

Essential Duties

- Design, modify, install, program and repair specialized computer-controlled interfaces, Life Safety Systems, specialized detection systems including fire alarm and fan control panels, fire suppression systems, emergency and general use voice systems, criticality alarms systems and refrigerant/oxygen monitors.
- Utilize multimeter, digital scopes, digital/logic analyzers, frequency meters and other testing equipment to identify and resolve complex technical issues.
- Set up and operate intricate systems and electronic equipment such as data gathering panels, computer-controlled interfaces, fire alarm, emergency voice paging systems and refrigerant monitors in support of the repair and maintenance of LLNLs Life Safety Systems and Infrastructure Systems in accordance with approved procedures.
- Interpret specifications from complex computer-controlled interfaces, data gathering panels, Fire and Emergency Voice alarm blueprints, diagrams, specifications, software and systems programs, schematics and operation/product manuals.
- Review, interpret, write, and document computer-controlled interfaces, data gathering panels, and Fire and Emergency Voice alarm test results to identify and resolve complex technical problems, report results, and/or recommend solutions.
- Develop or evaluate test procedures, determine circuit requirements, and develop applications software.
- Collect data and provide in-depth analysis and evaluation of complex technical electronics data utilizing computer based data acquisition and controls to report results.
- Assist in the Fire and Emergency Voice alarm design controls, engineering planning and decision process.
- Perform other duties as assigned.


- Associate degree in electronics, computer maintenance, electro-optic or other relevant field or equivalent combination of related technology education and experience.
- Advanced skills and technical knowledge and understanding of computer-controlled interfaces, data gathering panels, Fire and Emergency Voice alarm analog and digital electronics technology with Fire and Emergency Voice alarm electronic controls and interlocks.
- Ability to read and interpret computer-controlled interfaces, data gathering panels and other related or unrelated alarm sub systems blueprints and electronic schematics, diagrams, specifications, and software and systems programs operation/product manuals.
- Advanced skills and significant experience in the use of multimeters, digital scopes, digital/logic analyzers, frequency meters and other test equipment associated with testing and troubleshooting electronic circuits.
- Significant experience analyzing complex technical electronics data to resolve complex technical problems.
- Possess effective organizational, attention to detail, accuracy, and follow through skills, including written and verbal communication, and interpersonal skills necessary to interact effectively with all levels of management, technical, and administrative personnel.
- Intermediate computer skills and experience using software, such as Programmable Logic Controller (PLCs), Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point.
- Ability to work a flexible schedule, overtime, and shift or weekends in all buildings and areas of Site 200 and 300 to accomplish goals. Ability to lift up to 50 pounds, medically qualified to wear protective equipment, and ability to work in confined spaces; possess a valid California Drivers License.

Desired Qualifications

- Experience performing preventative and corrective maintenance on electronic systems.
- Familiarity with the LLNL Site 200 or Site 300 Fire and Alarms Life Safety Systems; knowledge of Integrated Safety Management (ISM), LLNL and EMD policies and procedures.

Pre-Placement Medical Exam: A job related pre-placement medical examination may be required.

Pre-Employment Drug Test: External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

Security Clearance: This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance.

If you are selected, wewill initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if youmeet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.

Note: Relisted position. Originally listed on 6/11/19. Previous candidates need not reapply. This is a Career Indefinite position. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for this position.

Employees assigned to work at Site 300 may be exposed to the organism that causes San Joaquin Valley Fever (coccidioidomycosis).

About Us

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE). LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applyingcutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance. The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $2.1 billion, employing approximately 6,800 employees.

LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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