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Date: Jun 17, 2022

Location: Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37831

Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Requisition Id 8464 


The Oak Ridge National Laboratory has an opening for an Electrician. In this role you will, under limited supervision, perform electrical functions as well as other tasks as directed by management.


Duties and Responsibilities:            

  • Troubleshoot, repair, maintain, replace and install automated equipment including electrical/electronic systems, circuits and equipment controls, sensors, valves and electrical motor drive controls as well as PLC installation.
  • Test electrical systems or continuity of circuits in electrical wiring, equipment or fixtures using testing devices to ensure compatibility and safety of system.
  • Inspect electrical systems, equipment, or components to identify hazards, defects, or the need for adjustment or repair and to ensure compliance with codes.
  • Diagnose and repair components, equipment and systems using diagnostic equipment motors and actuators with an understanding of medium voltage grids. The incumbent will diagnose malfunctioning apparatus such as transformers, meters and lighting fixtures as well as replace damaged or broken wire and cables.
  • Select appropriate materials to complete a job.
  • Other tasks as assigned by management
  • Abide by the principles of Safe Conduct of Research including being personally responsible for ensuring safe operations by raising safety concerns, using a questioning attitude, considering hazards for every task, and never stop learning.


Basic (or Required) Qualifications:           

  • Job requires completion of an approved electrical apprenticeship program
  • Minimum of five years of industrial journeyman level experience or an equivalent combination of education and relevant electrical experience.
  • Work will involve various physical requirements and certain working conditions and as such a post offer, pre-hire physical will be required.


Preferred Qualifications:    

  • Knowledge of drawings, materials, tools and methods involved in the construction or repair of buildings and other structures.
  • Knowledge of the NEC code book.
  • General knowledge of lock-out/tag-out and relating procedures.
  • Strong troubleshooting skills down to board level.
  • General computer skills (e.g. using menu and software driven test equipment).
  • Experience installing, maintaining, inspecting, diagnosing, and repairing electrical systems, equipment, apparatus, and electrical components of industrial machinery.
  • Experience adding, maintaining, and replacing circuit breakers, fuses, and wires.
  • Experience using electrical testing and measuring equipment including voltage and ampere measuring devices and other test equipment associated with the electrical trade.
  • Experience terminating and troubleshooting fiber optic cables.
  • Ability to bend and install conduit and other parts using hand tools and specifications.
  • Ability to evaluate area hazards and ensure they have been addressed and documented.


This position will remain open for a minimum of 5 days after which it will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or hired.

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ORNL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, are encouraged to apply.  UT-Battelle is an E-Verify employer.

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