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Posted Date 11/03/2023
Description Lawrence Berkeley National Lab's (LBNL) Facilities Division has an opening in our Crane & Rigging Department for an experienced Riggerto join the team.

As a member of LBNL's Crane & Rigging Department, you will be an integral part of our highly specialized rigging team, supporting the lab's ongoing scientific experiments, as well as day to day operations. You will learn to rig, lift, move, and set high value/high consequential assets throughout the lab, as well as support all other crafts, using forklifts, gantry cranes, and other specialized equipment.

What You Will Do:
  • Provide a wide range of rigging support.
  • Provide rigging support including, but not limited to, multi-ton shielding blocks, high value/high consequential scientific equipment, portable structures, optical tables, motors, fans, blowers, and electrical ground carts.
  • Assist in the assembly and disassembly of equipment used in scientific experiments, radiation shielding, personnel enclosures.
  • Support the fabrication and testing of equipment including, but not limited to, experimental and research apparatus, speciality rigging equipment, and prefab vendor supplied equipment for laboratory expansion.
  • Operate pendant and radio controlled bridge cranes.
  • Operate forklifts and other specialized lifting and machinery moving equipment.
  • Through lab supported training programs, obtain and maintain forklift, rigging, and signal person certifications.
  • Perform all work in a safe manner; promote health and safety in the workplace; protect the environment. Understand all aspects of injury reporting in order to support Division-reporting responsibilities. Attend safety/technical/general meetings.
What is Required:
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in crane and rigging with an emphasis on rigging in an industrial and/or scientific research environment OR completion of apprenticeship program or comparable industrial or military training which demonstrates journey level rigging, knowledge, skills and abilities within an industrial/commercial construction environment.
  • Must have a valid California Driver's License.
  • Knowledge of basic lift plans, working around equipment such as forklifts, mobile cranes, stationary auto-start equipment i.e. electric motors, fans, gears, pumps, blowers, cooling towers.
  • Experience working in an industrial and/or scientific research environment.
  • Knowledgeable Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) requirements typical for job sites.
  • Ability and knowledge to follow instructions, work safely, and make independent decisions with minimum supervision.
  • Attend and pass LBNL sponsored forklift, rigging and signal person certification programs.
  • Ability to climb stairs, ladders, scaffolds, work at heights, in confined spaces, around rotating equipment, under florescent lights.
  • Able to bend, stoop, kneel, crawl, have manual dexterity in both hands; able to wear and use protective clothing, safety equipment; lift 50 lbs. to chest height.
  • Able to use and communicate clearly over telephone and two-way radio. Have basic computer skills; use a keyboard, familiar with Word, Gmail, and Calendar Apps.
  • Ability to obtain DMV Class A License with the following endorsements, Tanker and Hazardous Material.
Desired Qualifications:
  • Familiar with the operation and maintenance of complex tools, machines and equipment such as: Stair Climber, Pallet Jack, Gantry Crane, Tuggers, Tri-Glide, ChainFall, Come-A-Long, Torque Wrench, Power Tools, Hand Tools, Burke Bar, Shackles, Slings, Spreader Bar, Dunnage and Wedges.
  • Experience in operating radio control operated bridge cranes.
  • Experience forklift operator.
  • Understand how to give and receive basic hand signals, and radio commands.
  • This is a full-time career appointment, non-exempt (hourly paid) eligible for overtime pay.
  • This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes.
  • The hourly wage for this position is predetermined based on collective bargaining agreements set rates. The salary for this position is set at $53.43/hour.
  • This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
  • Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA, and will include driving to remote LBNL locations.
Berkeley Lab is committed to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) and strives to continue building community with these shared values and commitments. Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We heartily welcome applications from women, minorities, veterans, and all who would contribute to the Lab's mission of leading scientific discovery, inclusion, and professionalism. In support of our diverse global community, all qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status.

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