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Deputy Manager-Production Division

Job ID 2415 Date posted 11/17/2020

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.

Organizational Overview

Responsible for the supervision of the mechanical group consisting of the refrigeration & a/c engineer and plumbing trades of the Facilities & Operations Directorate’s Production Division.  Plans, coordinates, directs and reviews the work of assigned staff.  Direction of work includes assignment, scheduling, technical assist, material purchasing.  Works closely with the other groups within the F&O Directorate which includes the Integrated Facility Management division on work planning, tracking and completion of work orders; Facility Operations for work order management; and Energy & Utilities in support of the Laboratory’s infrastructure. Supply technical assistance and information to the staff, other supervisors and the Laboratory customers. Position also entails supporting the division manager in the oversight of the architectural and civil groups daily operations.

Position Description

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Serves in a dual role by managing the mechanical group consisting of the refrigeration & a/c engineers and plumbing services and assisting the Production Division manager in the operations of the architectural and civil groups to build, support and maintain the Laboratory’s infrastructure.

As a seasoned engineer leads the work of the mechanical group by providing leadership, direction, technical support, and guidance in support of the Laboratory’s science and operations mission.

Develops safe and program compliant approaches to performing work in the shops. Identifies and leads improvement initiatives for productivity, efficiency and customer service. Develops solutions in cooperation multiple groups within the F&O directorate, support groups and the collective bargaining union.

Requires significant experience and training applicable to leadership of shop operations and facilities maintenance which includes at least 5 years of demonstrated experience in a managerial capacity in mechanical and multi-trade operations. Considerable skill in supervising professional staff, large numbers of the collective bargaining unit trades, dealing with senior management, strong leadership and customer focus, excellent oral and written communication, decision-making, budgeting, as well as interpersonal and coordination skills.

Position Requirements

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Requires a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Minimum ten (10) years of progressive responsibility in mechanical and multi-trade environment
  • Excellent communication, teamwork, and project management skills
  • Prepare purchase orders for material, parts and equipment
  • Manage multi-discipline teams
  • Perform quality control of work completed by staff
  • Supervise and manage professional and collective bargaining unit staff
  • Resolve labor relation issues, grievances, and participate in arbitration proceedings
  • Assess collective bargaining unit members trade knowledge, training, and qualifications against work being performed
  • Apply conduct of operations or operational principles, maintenance management systems, procedures, and ES&H standards
  • Prepare, review, revise, train to job plans and policies & procedures to ensure staff is knowledgeable and competent in the performance of their work to ensure the repeatable performance
  • Conduct planning meetings to effectively allocate resources, and coordinate activities to ensure program expectations are met
  • Conduct system and job site walk-downs to monitor progress
  • Identify potential problems and implement corrective actions and long-term solutions
  • Must possess valid driver’s license

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge and experience of architectural and civil trades
  • Knowledge of facilities management and maintenance
  • Knowledge of work planning and control
  • Knowledge of Conduct of Operations, ES&H standards
  • Analytical problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Excellent skills in oral and written communication as well as project management skills
  • Develop and implement clear, measurable safety performance and improvement objectives and goals
  • Expect and demonstrate openness to change and display a passion for continuous improvement

Environmental, Health & Safety Requirements:

  • Ability to speak
  • Alertness
  • Arm/hand dexterity
  • Continuous walking/standing
  • Moderate lifting
  • Mental sharpness
  • Physical coordination & balance
  • Vision, good distance
  • Vision, good near
  • Vision, normal color
  • Vision, Depth perception
  • Computer/keyboard
  • Ability to wear respirator
  • Access areas with static magnetic fields >5 gauss
  • Climb fixed vertical and portable ladders >4 ft height, work at heights up to 30 ft
  • Ability to enter Confined Space
  • Ability to operate forklift and administer Job Performance Measure
  • Perform ancillary hoisting and rigging activities
  • Work with hazardous chemicals
  • Work in airborne dusts or fibers
  • Metal fumes/welding fumes, airborne metal dusts
  • Work around moving machinery
  • Work outdoors
  • Radioisotopes
  • UV Radiation
  • Use of Personal Protective Equipment
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:
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Care Plans
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Paid Time-off and Leave Programs (vacation, holidays, sick leave, paid parental leave)
  • Lab-funded Retirement Plan
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Flexible Work Arrangements
  • Tuition Assistance, Training and Professional Development Programs
  • Employee Fitness/Wellness & Recreation:  Gym/Basketball Courts, Weight Room, Fitness Classes, Indoor Pool, Tennis Courts, Sports Clubs/Activities (Basketball, Ping Pong, Softball, Tennis)

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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