Machinist - 508752

Tennessee Valley Authority Decatur , IL 62523

Posted 5 months ago


Machinist - 508752

Organization: TVA Nuclear

Department: Mechanical Maintenance

Location: Decatur, Alabama

Relocation: Will not be offered

Posting Open: 7/22/2019

Posting Close: 7/29/2019 at 11:59pm EST

Salary: $83,475


Performs general and emergency repairs to nuclear plant mechanical equipment. Such equipment includes control rod drives, reactor recirculating pumps, steam turbines, governors, pumps, water intake equipment, cranes, and other plant equipment; dismantling and assembling equipment, the removal of parts, and repair of tools.

Performs maintenance jobs in accordance with written instructions and quality assurance requirements. Operates shop equipment such as lathes, shapers, milling machines, surface grinders, radial drills, floor drills, and general shop machinery. May be required to use oxygenacetylene torches for both heating and cutting. The repairs to machinery and equipment may be radioactive or located in a radiation zone.

A minor portion of time will be spent in connection with infrequent construction work making up necessary job reports, and periodic checking of general operating conditions of mechanical equipment.


Should have at least a high school education or equivalent and four or more years' experience in the maintenance and repair of mechanical equipment. The position requires a thorough knowledge of precision machine shop work and the mechanical characteristics of equipment installed in the plant which includes alignment of and repairs to turbines and turbine equipment, pumps, hydraulic couplings, compressors, blowers, hoists, governors, cranes, and related equipment. Another prerequisite is the capacity to apply this knowledge to the correct procedure to be followed in all emergencies as well as during routine attention.

Supervision Received:

Under the direct supervision of a foreman, who assigns and checks work during progress as well as completed work for proper performance, and under the general supervision of a general foreman and the craft section supervisor.

Supervision Over Others:

May supervise the work and training of one or more helpers or apprentices.

Equal Employment Opportunity

TVA values and embraces diversity. We encourage all individuals to apply regardless of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, sex, abilities/disabilities, sexual orientation, religion, veteran status and age. We strive to be inclusive of all the people we serve across the Valley.

TVA is an Equal Opportunity employer and complies with all applicable laws and regulations regarding equal employment opportunities. Any applicant or employee who believes s/he has a discrimination claim (including harassment or retaliation) must contact TVA's Equal Opportunity Compliance office within 45 calendar days of the event or action s/he believes to constitute discrimination, harassment, or retaliation.

Drug-Free Workplace

All TVA Non-Nuclear employees are covered by TVA's Federal Drug-Free Workplace Program Plan, in accordance with Executive Order 12564, Public Law 100-71 and the Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing. Information regarding the Drug Free Workplace Program can be found at

TVA Non-Nuclear employees in Testing Designated Positions, including those performing safety-sensitive duties are also subject to random drug testing. TVA Nuclear employees are subject to random alcohol and drug tests in accordance with 10 CFR Part 26 as mandated by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

How to Claim Vet Preference

If you are a U.S. Military Veteran and would like to be considered a preference-eligible veteran for the purposes of your employment application to TVA, please take the necessary actions outlined in the application process. Please submit your military documents each time you apply for a position.

How to Submit Documentation:

  1. Upload documents after you complete the application by clicking Careers Home, Cover Letters and Attachments, and Add Attachment, or
  2. Email documents to

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Machinist - 508752

Tennessee Valley Authority