Elevator Inspector

Date: Nov 20, 2023

Location: Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37830

Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Requisition Id 12081 



We are seeking an Elevator Inspector who will focus on scheduling inspection activities, as well as corrective and preventative maintenance.  This position resides in Quality Measurement Services in the Facilities and Operations Directorate, at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).  


As part of our team, the Elevator Inspector will have overall responsibility for technical operations of enforcing code for inspection of equipment to ensure safety and health. Under general supervision, will be responsible for inspection work of considerable difficulty and supervisory work of average difficulty; and performs related work as required.  Responsibilities require working with and technically supervising Bargaining Unit employees as an integral part of an inspection team. Inspected equipment includes, but is not limited to, elevators and vertical reciprocating conveyors. The Elevator Inspector teams with craft supervision, craft workers and other support personnel in task preparation and work planning to ensure that work is conducted in a safe, compliant, timely and efficient manner.  The Elevator Inspector would be responsible for scheduling inspection activities, corrective maintenance, and preventive maintenance.


As a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science national laboratory, ORNL has an extraordinary 80-year history of solving the nation’s biggest problems. We have a dedicated and creative staff of over 6,000 people! Our vision for diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) is to cultivate an environment and practices that foster diversity in ideas and in the people across the organization, as well as to ensure ORNL is recognized as a workplace of choice. These elements are critical for enabling the execution of ORNL’s broader mission to accelerate scientific discoveries and their translation into energy, environment, and security solutions for the nation.


Major Duties/Responsibilities: 

  • Verify that all required inspection steps are performed, documented, and reviewed for completeness.

  • Think and work independently yet share ideas and work toward team goals.

  • Respond to changing business needs and priorities as well as sharing recommendations for improvements

  • Ensures new and existing installations comply with safety standards.

  • Assures that the design, installation, and safe operation of lifting-and-conveying devices conform to State and National laws and ordinances

  • Examines hoist way, and interlock system for proper functioning.

  • Examines electrical and mechanical features of elevator installations for conformance to safety regulations.

  • Observes running and safety test of elevators.

  • Triggers smoke detectors to determine if proper emergency services (i.e., alarm, sprinkler) are activated.

  • Inspects machine room for appropriate maintenance of equipment and machinery.

  • Visually inspects cable for wear or decrease in circumference.

  • Read and interpret code requirements and enforce those requirements with firmness, consistency, tact and courtesy.

  • Prohibits operation of lifting-and-conveying device if necessary.

  • May participate in and/or supervise bargaining unit employees in performing the inspection of cranes, hoists, dock levelers, and portable automotive lifting devices.

  • Develop cost estimates, quotations, work plans, materials procurement & deliveries and assist in managing projects within established budgets and schedules.

  • Promote and maintain a business culture that focuses on meeting the needs and support of craft workers and customers.

  • Serve in an important interface role to ensure that customers are fully informed about project costs, schedules, status, delays, etc.

  • Ensure that work tasks are properly analyzed and graded according to ORNL work control procedures.

  • Work closely with their counterparts to support administrative functions, training needs, timekeeping, workforce instruction & direction, performance evaluation and feedback, efficiency improvements, productivity improvements, etc. in support of the division agenda.

  • Organize and maintain spare parts inventory on an on-going basis.

  • Coordinate with supervisors and crews to ensure that proper levels of inventory are maintained.

  • Coordinate with ORNL Receiving on delivery of materials and organize them in orderly fashion.

  • The Elevator Inspector is also expected to serve as a relief supervisor.

  • Deliver ORNL’s mission by aligning behaviors, priorities, and interactions with our core values of Impact, Integrity, Teamwork, Safety, and Service. Promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility by fostering a respectful workplace – in how we treat one another, work together, and measure success.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Current certification as a QEI in accordance with ASME QEI-1 with 7 years of experience in inspection/construction of passenger or freight elevators, escalators, and/or moving walks. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.

  • ASME QEI-1 certification must be maintained during employment.

  • A valid motor vehicle operators’ license.

  • Work will involve various physical requirements and certain working conditions and as such a post offer, pre-hire physical will be required.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Currently licensed by the State of Tennessee per Tennessee Code Annotated 68-121-110 or certified in another state whose license is accepted by the State of Tennessee.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Motivated self-starter with the ability to work independently and to participate creatively in collaborative teams across the laboratory.

  • Ability to function well in a fast-paced research environment, set priorities to accomplish multiple tasks within deadlines, and adapt to ever changing needs.


Special Requirements:

Q or L clearance: This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a clearance from the Department of Energy. As such, this position is a Workplace Substance Abuse (WSAP) testing designated position. WSAP positions require passing a pre-placement drug test and participation in an ongoing random drug testing program.


Benefits at ORNL:  

ORNL offers competitive pay and benefits programs to attract and retain talented people. The laboratory offers many employee benefits, including medical and retirement plans and flexible work hours, to help you and your family live happy and healthy. Employee amenities such as on-site fitness, banking, and cafeteria facilities are also provided for convenience.


Other benefits include the following: Prescription Drug Plan, Dental Plan, Vision Plan, 401(k) Retirement Plan, Contributory Pension Plan, Life Insurance, Disability Benefits, Generous Vacation and Holidays, Parental Leave, Legal Insurance with Identity Theft Protection, Employee Assistance Plan, Flexible Spending Accounts, Health Savings Accounts, Wellness Programs, Educational Assistance, Relocation Assistance, and Employee Discounts.


If you have difficulty using the online application system or need an accommodation to apply due to a disability, please email: ORNLRecruiting@ornl.gov or call 1.866.963.9545.


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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If you have trouble applying for a position, please email ORNLRecruiting@ornl.gov.

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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