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UCOR is committed to a culture of excellence designed to advance UCOR’s mission of supporting the U.S. Department of Energy in environmental cleanup of the ETTP and other parts of the Oak Ridge Reservation.

To accomplish this mission efficiently and effectively, we rely on the diverse skills and experience of more than 1,800 dedicated workers. If you would like to join the UCOR team, we invite you to view job postings that may fit your background and interests.

UCOR will only accept resumes for the positions that are posted on this site. Resumes will be accepted during the posting period indicated for each position. Clicking any position title will access a position description, contact information, and instructions for applying. We do not respond to general inquiries. Thank you for your interest in employment at UCOR.

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Workforce Development

UCOR maintains a highly skilled and effective cleanup workforce through training and professional development of current workers. We are also creating opportunities for the development and placement of the next generation of workers. Our workforce development model encompasses a wide range of programs for the following groups:

  •   Labor Workforce
  •   Professional Staff
  •   Higher Education Students
  •   K-12 Students

UCOR partners with national and local trade unions to help young adults and individuals seeking new career paths to learn about construction craft opportunities. Through Apprenticeship Readiness Programs, participants are given the chance to “try out” union crafts and the construction industry before selecting a specific career trade. In 2018, UCOR hosted the inaugural East Tennessee Apprenticeship Readiness Program with 48 graduates and many are now UCOR employees.

To provide continuing development for our professional staff, we provide a wide array of training programs, including our internal UCOR University. We have established a Rising Senior Leaders Program for leaders who show great potential to rise to upper level leadership positions. We also sponsor NextGEN, a group for technical professionals who are early in their careers.

We have established strong partnerships with local higher education institutions. In addition to accessing their professional training programs for our staff, UCOR collaborated with the University of Tennessee-Knoxville to offer a decommissioning and Environmental Management minor in the nuclear engineering department. At Roane State Community College, we are collaborating to offer a chemical operators program. We recently partnered with Pellissippi State Community College to provide a small business diversity summit.

In the K-12 arena, UCOR has established an annual Mini-Grant Program to area elementary, middle, and high schools to fund science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education. In 2019, UCOR initiated school-to-work opportunities for local high school students to develop job skills.

Our UCOR Benefits

At UCOR your paycheck is just a portion of your total compensation package, we strive to provide a competitive benefit package. Here is a sample of what you may be eligible for when working for UCOR:

  •  401(k) retirement savings plan with an employer contribution and company match
  •  Health and Life insurance
  •  Flexible Spending Account
  •  Company-sponsored Short- and Long-Term Disability
  •  Employee Assistance Program
  •  Tuition assistance
  •  Paid vacation and holidays

Note: Some of these programs require contributions from the employee and are subject to change.