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Utility Mechanic

Date: Mar 7, 2023

Location: Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37830

Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Requisition Id 10318 


The Oak Ridge National Laboratory has an opening for a Utility Mechanic. In this role you will, under limited supervision, carry out tasks relating to built-up type roofing, concrete, stucco, brick and block work.


Duties and Responsibilities:           

  • Pour, spread, level, smooth and finish concrete using rake, shovel or power tool, hand or power screed and float
  • Monitor how the wind, heat or cold affect the curing of concrete throughout the process
  • Level and patch concrete flooring
  • Wet saw and concrete cutting operations
  • Core drill concrete and asphalt
  • Pour and install radiation shielding concrete block
  • Block and brick installation and maintenance
  • Paver stone placement and repair
  • Apply coats of plaster or stucco to walls, ceilings or partitions of buildings
  • Layout, install and grout ceramic tile floors
  • Apply various types of floor and wall coatings including epoxy and other trowel applied materials
  • Repair and maintain low slope, steep slope, multiple layer built up, rubber membrane and sprayed on foam roofing
  • Interpret blueprints and drawings to determine specifications and to calculate materials required
  • Measure distance from reference points and mark guidelines to lay out work
  • Break or cut bricks, tiles or blocks to size, using trowel edge, hammer or power saw
  • Pressure wash buildings and sidewalks and clean masonry surfaces
  • Apply waterproof coatings to roof and masonry surfaces
  • Install and maintain fireproof penetration sealers
  • Operate mobile lift equipment to access areas above ground level
  • Other tasks as assigned by management
  • 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.


Basic (or Required) Qualifications:

  • A high school diploma or equivalent
  • A minimum of five years of verifiable field experience such as masonry and/or roofing
  • Work will involve various physical requirements and certain working conditions and as such a post offer, pre-hire physical will be required.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with the installation, repairing and maintaining built-up type roofing is highly desirable. 
  • Formal training programs and commercial or industrial experience.
  • Experience reading and following field drawings and blueprints.
  • Experience estimating labor and material for work projects.
  • Knowledge of materials, methods and tools involved in the construction or repair of buildings and other structures.
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services.
  • Ability to perform basic trade skills and comply with all safety rules, regulations and equipment.
  • Ability to maintain good working relationships with customers and fellow employees.
  • Ability to give attention to detail and thoroughly complete job tasks.
  • Ability to be reliable, responsible and dependable in fulfilling job obligations.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • General mathematic skills.
  • General computer skills.


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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