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Reliability Technician

Date: Jan 10, 2023

Location: Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37830

Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Requisition Id 9815 


ORNL is investing in our nuclear facilities to ensure the directorate goals are met and strategies are executed. To support this mission we are hiring a Reliability Technician.  

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Validate predictive maintenance routes and inspections on mechanical and electrical equipment are performed correctly.
  • Collect and Analyze vibration analysis data for machinery defects and communicate findings to reliability engineering.
  • Populate reliability software databases with equipment master data and build inspection routes.
  • Work with engineering, maintenance, and work control personnel to develop work orders for the repair of issues found during routes and analysis.
  • Assist and coach maintenance personnel in laser alignment, ultrasonic lubrication, and other precision maintenance as the subject matter expert.
  • Assist Reliability Engineering with other activities as needed.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Associates degree in an engineering or science discipline and a minimum of 7 years of relevant experience. A high school diploma may be considered with a minimum of 9 years of relevant experience.
  • Experience in DOE nuclear facilities or similarly complex facility maintenance operations
  • Demonstrated computer literacy, including Microsoft Office proficiency.
  • Experience in predictive maintenance technologies. i.e., Vibration and Ultrasonic Analysis


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active DOE Q security clearance
  • ISO Cat II Vibration Analysis Certification
  • Experience working with computer-based maintenance management systems
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Certified Maintenance and Reliability Technician (CMRT) Certification


*This position is a full-time staff position.

Special Requirements:

Physical Requirements: Work involves various physical requirements and working conditions. As such, a pre-hire physical will be required after offer.


About the Isotope Science and Engineering Directorate (ISED):
Established in 2020, the Isotope Science and Engineering Directorate is strengthening Oak Ridge National Laboratory's leadership in isotope production and enrichment technology innovation. ISED is guiding the Lab's pursuit of the fundamental science and technology that broadens the application of isotopes for energy, environmental, medical, and national security purposes. These efforts are made possible through the High Flux Isotope Reactor, the Radiochemical Engineering Development Center, ORNL's other nuclear facilities, and an assemblage of world-leading scientists and engineers.  Please visit for more information about ISED.

Benefits at ORNL:
UT-Battelle offers a quality benefits package, including a matching 401(k), contributory pension plan, paid vacation, and medical/dental plan options.  Onsite amenities include a credit union, medical clinic, cafeteria, and fitness facilities.


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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