TVA is one of the top employers across the Tennessee Valley and our contractors are a vital part of the TVA family.
As the Tennessee Valley grows, we continue to rely heavily on our labor partners to provide skilled craft workers to meet our labor needs and reflect the communities we serve. We draw strength from diverse experiences and knowledge while actively cultivating an inclusive work environment to meet our mission.
As TVA executes its near-term business plan, the need to capture a greater portion of the skilled trades and craft labor pool will be critical to continue providing low-cost, reliable, resilient and clean energy to the people of the Valley.
To attract the best workers, we work closely with all of union partners. In particular, North America’s Building Trades Unions serves an integral role to ensure TVA’s partner contractors can staff their work with the most highly skilled craft worker available.
Our Union Partners
The IBEW and TVA worked hand in hand to create the IBEW-TVA Code of Excellence, which has resulted in improved quality work as well as positive safety trends.
You’ll find IAM machinists in aerospace, transportation, the federal government, automotive, defense, woodworking and several other industries.
The UA offers training in plumbing, pipefitting and allied services (such as sprinkle fitters).
BAC members are skilled in bricklaying, restoration work, stone/marble/cement work, plaster, tile setting, terrazzo, and various other finishes.
Members of the IUPAT are responsible for finishing work in industrial and commercial work sites – including painting, drywall, glaziers, glass work, floor covering, and other associated finishing work.
Members of OPCMIA finish interior walls and ceilings, apply plaster on various surfaces, and responsible for concrete construction.
SMART members perform architectural work, fabricate, install, and modify sheet metal, HVAC work, shipbuilding, and various other industrial work involving sheet metal.
Responsible for installation of all types of roofing and waterproofing systems, including low-sloped roofing systems, structural waterproofing, and building envelopes.
The HFIAW, aka Energy Conservation Specialists, dovetails with TVA’s own focus on electrification and energy efficiency.
The UBC leads the way in training, educating, and representing the next generation of skilled labor, as well as preparing for the advanced techniques of tomorrow.
Ironworkers are responsible for assembly and installation of metal work in new buildings, and are responsible for repair and renovation of structures using reinforced concrete and steel.