Working with dad

  • Posted: Thursday, June 13, 2024, 7:29 am

Y-12er father and son, Tim and Zach
Y-12er father and son, Tim and Zach, love that they have a shared mission at work.

June is the month to celebrate the fathers in our lives. Some lucky employees have the privilege of working with their fathers on‑site.

Meet Y-12ers Tim and Zach H., father and son.

Tim, a project manager in Y-12 Projects, and Zach, an electrician in Y-12 Construction, know very well what it looks like to follow in their fathers’ footsteps. Tim’s father and grandfather both worked at Y-12, and just like Zach, Tim started his career at Y-12 as an electrician.

“It is really cool to be able to say you are part of four generations who have worked to serve the very important mission here at Y-12 and have helped secure our nation’s freedom,” Tim said.

While they don’t get to see each other at work often, Tim says he’s fortunate to have a front row seat to see Zach grow in his career, be able to provide him with advice, and share the perspective he’s gained throughout his time at Y-12.

“He has taught me the importance of providing for my family and that if you have a good work ethic, the reward will find you,” Zach said about his dad.

From professional to personal achievements, Tim shares that he is proud of seeing Zach grow into the man he has become.

“Zach makes me proud on so many levels,” Tim said. “He is a new father himself and is such a great dad. On a professional level, he is someone who can be counted on to deliver and is always willing to learn new things. I guess that is something that Y-12 and I have in common; we are both lucky to have Zach.”