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Industrial Hygiene Technician
at Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, TN

Industrial Hygiene Technician
at Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, TN

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Requisition Id 2348 

The Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is seeking Industrial Hygiene (IH) Technicians for the Health and Safety Field Services Group in the Safety Services Division. These technicians will perform IH sampling and related instrument maintenance and/or respirator fit testing, repair and issuance.


These positions support the laboratory in the following major areas:

  • Industrial hygiene sampling and monitoring – integrated sampling, direct read instruments, bulk and wipe sampling
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - training, fit testing, qualification, selection and use. Primarily respiratory protection.
  • Industrial hygiene instrument maintenance, calibration and issuance.


The desired candidates may perform duties in one or more of the functional areas listed above based on their qualifications and skill set.


Major Duties/Responsibilities:

Primary roles may one or more of the following duties:

  • Perform field sampling for a variety of chemical, physical, and biological agents.
  • Clearly and completely documenting all sampling activities.
  • Conduct maintenance and calibration of field industrial hygiene instruments.
  • Assist with Respiratory Protection Program fit testing, respirator maintenance, repair and issuing.
  • Provide Industrial Hygiene Technician support to the Emergency Management Response Organization.
  • Perform chemical management functions related to inventory reconciliation, data entry and receipt of chemical shipments.


Qualifications Required: 

  • Associates Degree in a technical field or an equivalent combination of education, experience, and specialized training are required.
  • Knowledge of OSHA standards, ANSI standards and other applicable industrial hygiene/industrial safety requirements.
  • Experience in a multi-discipline, multi-task and integrated/functional organizational environment.
  • Skilled in verbal and written communications including report writing/sampling documentation.


Qualificatons Desired:

  • Current Tennessee asbestos inspector credentials and asbestos sampling experience.
  • Familiarity with lead, beryllium and silica sampling methods.
  • Experience calibrating, maintaining, and using IH equipment.
  • Experience setting up sampling media in accordance with OSHA and NIOSH sampling methods.
  • Experience inspecting, repairing, and maintaining Honeywell and MSA respiratory equipment.
  • Working/operating knowledge of TSI Portacount and OHD Quantifit fit test equipment.
  • Experience with penetration testing of respiratory equipment.
  • Experience working with personal computer software including Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, Access, SharePoint and PowerPoint.
  • Experience working in a changing environment that requires interfacing with multiple research personnel and Facility support staff as a team player.
  • Ability to work occasional off-shift and weekends as work coverage demands.


Physical attributes of position:

  • Certain activities may require the use of protective equipment including respirators and protective suits and other equipment to protect the eyes, skin, legs and feet as necessary.
  • Work tasks may involve physical demands, including, but not limited to: standing, walking, lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling heavy items, climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching and reaching (high & low level).
  • Work may be in varied environmental conditions, including, but not limited to: outdoors (heat/cold), confined spaces, radiological areas, elevated surfaces, hazardous material storage or contaminated areas.
  • Operation of motor vehicles on site and over public roads.


Notice:  This position may require the ability to obtain and maintain a DOE “Q” security clearance and a Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) clearance based on Intelligence Community Directive (ICD) 704 requirements. As such, this position is a Workplace Substance Abuse Program (WSAP) testing designated position.  WSAP positions require passing a pre-placement drug test and participation in an on-going random drug testing program.  Additionally, all employees with a SCI are required to successfully complete an employee evaluation, including a Counterintelligence scope polygraph examination.



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.

We accept Word (.doc, .docx), Adobe (unsecured .pdf), Rich Text Format (.rtf), and HTML (.htm, .html) up to 5MB in size. Resumes from third party vendors will not be accepted; these resumes will be deleted and the candidates submitted will not be considered for employment.

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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