Facilities Crafts Supervisor

Job title: Facilities Crafts Supervisor

Company: Berkeley Lab

Job description: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab’s ( ) Facilities Division has an opening for a Facilities Crafts Supervisor to join the team.

In this exciting role, you will provide direct supervision to a unit or group of employees, assigning tasks, checking work at frequent intervals, and maintaining schedules. You will administer Laboratory policies that directly affect subordinate employees. You will adhere to all safety requirements. Handle personnel actions such to include entire employee lifecycle; recruitment, hiring, training, performance appraisals, employee development, promotions, and discipline of assigned employees, responsible for organizing and effectively utilizing staff, equipment, material, time and cost in the execution of carpentry, painting, laborer, and groundskeeping work activities in support of department objectives for the LBNL Facilities Division.

What You Will Do:

  • Supervise day-to-day work performance of the Carpenter, Painter, Laborer, and Groundskeeping shops to ensure that work is performed safely and in accordance with approved work control documents.
  • Coordinate with other Facility Area Managers (FAMs) and Work Planning and Control (WPC) personnel in a constructive, collegial manner that promotes teamwork and optimal outcomes for the Department.
  • Participate in planning walks for assigned work to (1) ensure scope is understood and (2) assist in identifying work methods, task and area-related hazards, required permits, materials and tools needed, and resource estimates.
  • Assign workers to perform scheduled work scope and ensure assignments are prioritized and aligned with customer needs communicated through the Facility Area Manager.
  • Evaluate and document training and qualification requirements for assigned workers to enable effective and efficient conduct of maintenance, including safety training, vendor training, and process training.
  • Perform pre-job briefings prior to the start of all work to ensure scope, methods, and hazards/mitigations are understood by the assigned worker(s) (May be delegated to a qualified work lead).
  • Provide front-line supervision in the field 60% of the time to ensure that work is being performed as expected and in compliance with DOE contract and safety regulations.
  • Interface daily with other Maintenance Supervisors; Environment, Health, and Safety personnel, engineering, and other LBNL personnel as necessary to ensure adequate support and coordination to execute work.
  • Conduct periodic customer meetings to review progress and discuss needs. Resolves problems of coordination and material needs.
  • Seek to understand and deliver quality services based on customer specifications, values and needs.
  • Prior to work execution, validate that safeguards are established to protect employees from the unexpected startup or release of energy from machinery and equipment, including the release of hazardous energy during service, repairs, and replacement maintenance activities.
  • Set expectations and reinforce each worker’s “Stop Work” Authority per LBNL Policy.
  • Provide leadership for Laboratory and Division process improvements and other initiatives; serve as a change agent ensuring both upward and downward communications to facilitate success.
  • Communicate and reinforce clear performance expectations for assigned personnel; provide routine feedback as well as coaching for assigned workers, conduct performance appraisals, and administer discipline.
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures to clearly describe and improve work processes.

What is Required:

  • A bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 5 years of facility management experience or Facility Management certification from an accredited organization and 5 years of facilities management experience in a complex industrial plant, campus, or laboratory setting with multiple buildings.
  • General supervisory or management experience in facilities management, project management, construction, or a related field.
  • Demonstrated experience organizing, assigning, monitoring, and directing the work of staff and managing day-to-day projects.
  • Experience employing project management principles and systems including: scoping, estimating, planning, budgeting, controlling, implementing, and change management.
  • Demonstrated experience utilizing a Computerized Maintenance Management System is required.
  • Skilled in performing work in a safe manner; promote health and safety in the workplace; protect the environment.
  • Skilled in attending and constructively participating in safety/technical/general meetings.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience and the ability to organize, plan, assign, monitor, and direct the work of crewmembers and manage day-to-day projects.
  • Maintain comprehensive knowledge of bargaining unit contract(s) applicable to assigned personnel and manage work within the bounds of the contract; communicate information to assigned workers on working conditions, professional development, career opportunities, and compensation.
  • Knowledge of work types typical of the skilled craft shops and safe methods for work execution, including but not limited to fabrication, use of hazardous chemicals, scaffold, forklift operations, concrete placement, general cleanup, and grounds maintenance.
  • Knowledge of relevant codes and safety regulations pertaining to construction activities.
  • Working Knowledge of OSHA requirements, technical safety.
  • Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to use computers effectively for record-keeping and communication; ability to quickly write presentable reports and memoranda on computer.
  • Ability to communicate clearly over telephone and two-way radio; and must have a valid California Drivers license.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Understand all aspects of injury reporting in order to support Division-reporting responsibilities.
  • Working knowledge of Maximo, DataSplice & Akwire software.
  • Knowledgeable of Pub 3000 safety manual.
  • MAXIMO experience is preferred.


  • This is a full-time, career appointment, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
  • 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.
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at Berkeley Lab. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our faculty positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity and inclusion.
  • Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.

Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4. Click to view the poster and supplement: “Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law.”

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups presently considering scientific research careers.

Expected salary:

Location: California

Job date: Fri, 12 Mar 2021 03:20:16 GMT

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