Why Work at BNL? Brookhaven National Laboratory (www.bnl.gov) delivers discovery science and transformative technology to power and secure the nation's future. Brookhaven Lab is a multidisciplinary laboratory with seven Nobel Prize-winning discoveries, 37 R&D 100 Awards, and more than 70 years of pioneering research. The Lab is primarily supported by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Science. Brookhaven Science Associates (BSA) operates and manages the Laboratory for DOE. BSA is a partnership between Battelle and The Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University.
The Facilities & Operations (F&O) Directorate's mission is to support the science and technology and environmental restoration missions of the Laboratory by providing a safe, environmentally sound, and reliable infrastructure, to provide high quality crafts and fabrication services to our customers as needed and to protect people, property, and national security.
The Energy & Utilities (EU) Division operates and maintains BNL's:
Electric Transmission & Distribution System
Central Steam Facility
Central Chilled Water Facility
Potable Water Treatment Facility
Wastewater Treatment Facility
Site Fire Alarm Systems
Building Electrical Systems
Site Energy Management Control System (EMCS)
Energy Metering Systems
These operation and maintenance activities are performed in a manner to ensure they are always safe, reliable, efficient, green and mission ready. The EU Division oversees BNL's energy management programs including sustainability, conservation and obtaining economical electric power and fuel supplies for BNL.
The Energy & Utilities Division, within the Facilities and Operations Directorate has an opportunity to fill the position of a Water and Sewerage Operating Engineer which is anchored at building 624 and reports directly to the Water and Sanitary Systems Supervisor. New employee will be assigned to the day shift M-F 8am-4:30pm. All operators work weekends, holidays, and overtime as required.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Under minimum supervision operates water and sewerage systems, related facilities, and auxiliary equipment.
Must obtain and maintain appropriate licensing or certification requirements
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Requires a High School diploma, GED, or higher
Experience working in a water treatment facility performing water testing, sample collection, and chemical additions
Experience troubleshooting and repairing water treatment machinery, pumps, and equipment as directed
Must maintain BNL training qualifications and NYSDOH licensing requirements
Must possess a valid NYS driver's license
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Requires a Grade IIB-GW NYSDOH Water System Operator license
Experience maintaining cooling towers
Additional Duties and Responsibilities:
Use individual initiative to identify and correct operational and minor maintenance problems at the Water Treatment Facility
Maintain a vigilant and observant watch of all aspects of the water and sewage systems at all times and perform rounds as required by supervisor
Take decisive action as deemed appropriate, to operate the water and sewage systems in BNL's best interest and in accordance with NYSDOH licensing requirements
Maintain the operations log of all plant activities, issues, and occurrences
Troubleshoot and repair, water and sewage treatment machinery, pumps, and equipment as directed
Perform daily water treatment testing, sample collection, and add chemical additions as needed
Provide informed communications effectively, accurately, and on a timely basis, with supervisor and other operators
Maintain cooling towers sampling log sheets
Perform work effectively, efficiently, and safely
Cooperate with and assist other staff
Identify potential hazards, environmental concerns, and unsafe conditions or practices in work or at work site, and implement or suggest controls to minimize risk
Respond to emergency situations, alarms, or occurrences in an appropriate manner
Must meet the medical requirements of the "Job Assessment Form"
Must have a telephone and must provide the number to BNL for callout and contact purposes
Must possess written and verbal skills.
Must be capable of following written instruction procedures, work orders, and similar documents.
Must possess the writing skills to sufficiently complete work orders and other required documents
Must be able to communicate verbally with customers, fellow workers, and supervisors
Must have had a verifiable "acceptable leave record" in prior employment
Must be able to complete all the requirements of the Job Training Assessment
Assist in maintaining a high level of housekeeping, inventory, and maintenance of tools.
Environmental, Health, and Safety Considerations:
Standing, bending, and lifting, up to 50-lbs.
Ability to work in confined spaces.
Ability to climb fixed and portable ladders and work at heights up to 30-feet.
Use of a respirator and other related safety equipment.
Work outdoors/cold environments.
Work in warm environments.
Use of powered and air operated hand tools.
Operates forklifts, mobile cranes, or other heavy equipment.
Work with machinery including benchtop grinders and similar.
Ability to wear proper PPE such as safety glasses, safety shoes, and hearing protection.
Act as a primary authorized employee for Complex Lock-out/Tag-out.
Ability to use powered hand tools.
Working in excavations.
The Lab's placement policy is to select the best qualified candidate for an available position. With respect to Bargaining Unit positions, candidates are considered in the following order: (1) present benefits-eligible employees within the department/division and/or appropriate bargaining unit, with preference for those within the immediate work group; (2) present benefits-eligible employees within the Laboratory; and (3) outside applicants.
At Brookhaven National Laboratory we believe that a comprehensive employee benefits program is an important and meaningful part of the compensation employees receive. Our benefits program includes, but is not limited to:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is an equal opportunity employer that values inclusion and diversity at our Lab. We are committed to ensuring that all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a veteran, disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.
BNL takes affirmative action in support of its policy and to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. We ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
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About Brookhaven National Laboratory
Brookhaven National Laboratory is a multipurpose research institution funded primarily by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Located on the center of Long Island, New York, Brookhaven Lab brings world-class facilities and expertise to the most exciting and important questions in basic and applied science—from the birth of our universe to the sustainable energy technology of tomorrow. We operate cutting-edge large-scale facilities for studies in physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, applied science, and a wide range of advanced technologies. The Laboratory's almost 3,000 scientists, engineers, and support staff are joined each year by more than 4,000 visiting researchers from around the world. Our award-winning history, including seven Nobel Prizes, stretches back to 1947, and we continue to unravel mysteries from the nanoscale to the cosmic scale, and everything in between. Brookhaven is operated and managed by Brookhaven Science Associates, which was founded by the Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University, and Battelle, a nonprofit applied science and technology organization.