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Sheet Metal Worker

Date: Mar 9, 2023

Location: Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37830

Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Requisition Id 9634 

We have an opening for a Sheet Metal Worker in support of the Facilities Management Division. In this role you will, under limited supervision, fabricate, install and repair products that aid in the facility maintenance or research operations of the laboratory.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design, sketch, read and interpret templates, blueprints, drawings, sketches and verbal instructions
  • Determine project requirements, such as scope, assembly sequences, required methods or materials
  • Lay out, measure, and mark dimensions and reference lines on material
  • Fabricate, install and maintain heating, ventilation and air-conditioning duct systems as well as roofs, siding, rain gutters, downspouts, exhaust equipment, hoods, outdoor signs, machine guards and many other products made from various sheet metals
  • Trim, file, grind, deburr, buff or smooth surfaces, seams, or joints of assembled parts, using hand tools or portable power tools
  • Fasten seams or joints together with welds, bolts, cement, rivets, solder, caulks, metal drive clips or bonds to assemble components into products or to repair sheet metal items
  • Operate shop equipment to roll, bend, shear and punch metals
  • Coordinate with peers, Facility Managers, Supervisors and Engineers to complete jobs
  • Work with Welders and other crafts to carry-out assignments
  • Abiding 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.
  • Other work as assigned by management


Basic (or Required) Qualifications:

  • We require the completion of an apprenticeship program for Sheet Metal Workers and 5 years of experience in the sheet metal field, or an equivalent combination of formal training and work 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:

  • Completion of a formal training program and industrial experience.
  • Experience using laser cutting machinery.
  • Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses and maintenance.
  • Good mechanical, mathematical and reading skills.
  • General computer skills.
  • Ability to perform basic trade skills related to the use of tools and creation of material lists.
  • Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to choose the most appropriate action.
  • Ability to give attention to detail and thoroughly complete work tasks.


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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