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Seasonal Laborer

Date: Jan 12, 2021

Location: Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37831

Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Requisition Id 4741 


The Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is seeking to hire laborers for seasonal work (April 1, 2021 - October 31, 2021) in support of the Logistical Services Division. Start and duration of employment will vary based on workload demands but will in no case extend beyond October 31, 2021.


Major Duties/Responsibilities

  • Mowing, cutting and trimming grass
  • Planting and pruning trees and shrubs
  • Cutting and clearing heavy brush
  • Carrying out other landscaping tasks as assigned
  • Cleaning grounds, walk-ways, and shops
  • Performing heavy manual work such as digging, running a jackhammer, and other small machines
  • Material handling such as moving heavy furniture and other objects
  • Maintaining roadways including but not limited to patching asphalt
  • Performing minor work in support of other trades
  • Completing other tasks as directed 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 Qualifications:

  • Requires a High School diploma or GED
  • One year of general labor experience such as roads and grounds maintenance, delivery of materials and supplies, supporting craft workers, material handling and other typical laborer skills and experience.  
  • Work will involve various physical requirements and as such a post offer, pre-hire physical will be required.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two years of general laborer experience in roads and grounds maintenance
  • Ability to perform basic trade skills and observe all safety rules and regulations
  • Formal training programs and industrial experience are a plus
  • Must follow oral or written instructions, therefore should be able to comprehend verbal and written instructions as well as read and write
  • The work frequently requires working with people and the ability to maintain a good working relationship with fellow employees


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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