Sr Startup Eng I-Operations Specialist III NS&E
Posted on: November 24, 2022
Operations Specialist III LOTO
Located in Southeastern Washington State, on the Hanford
reservation, Bechtel is designing, constructing, and commissioning
the worlds largest radioactive waste treatment plant for the U.S.
Department of Energy. The Hanford Tank Waste Treatment and
Immobilization Plant (WTP) will use vitrification technology to
process and solidify 56 million gallons of radioactive and chemical
waste stored at the Hanford site, which is a byproduct of plutonium
production during World War II and the Cold War era.
The WTP project is the largest undertaking of its kind and one of
DOEs most technically challenging cleanup projects. Its
construction spans 65 acres with four major nuclear facilities
Pretreatment, Low-Activity Waste Vitrification, High-Level Waste
Vitrification and Analytical Laboratory as well as operations and
maintenance buildings, utilities, other support facilities.
This position is located at the WTP Site (22 miles north of
Richland) and will be required to work a 12-hour schedule of 4-day
rotating shifts including, nights, weekends and holidays or rolling
4-dayshifts. Work hours are 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to
6:00 a.m. This position will be performed under the day-to-day
direction, control, and supervision of WTCC.
The Waste Treatment Completion Company (WTCC) is a limited
liability corporation created by *** (BNI) and Amentum. WTCC is a
subcontractor to BNI, the prime contractor, to deliver the
construction, turnover, startup, and commissioning activities for
the WTP project.
The Operations Specialist job family is responsible for all
activities relating to operations and maintenance associated with
plant equipment and systems. The Operations Specialist will be
directly responsible for supporting, planning, and coordinating
operations and maintenance activities associated with assigned
plant equipment and systems. This position will include supporting
all operations efforts for the facility.
Bachelors degree in an engineering or scientific discipline from an
accredited university and a minimum of 6 years of experience in a
field of engineering or science.
In lieu of formal degree, a minimum of 12 years of experience in a
field of engineering, science or operations.
A working knowledge and operation of remote/field/control room
systems such as mechanical systems, pumps and fluid systems,
electrical systems, cranes and hoists, process jumpers, remote
waste handling equipment, power manipulators, and instrumentations,
lifting hardware, etc. and associated inspection requirements.
Knowledge of DOE operating policies, rules and regulations, and
knowledge of industry codes and standards in the area of expertise
desired. A working knowledge of Conduct of Operations highly
preferred. Familiarity with work management and configuration
management processes is desired. Strong background with electrical
systems highly desired.
Upon reporting, must be able to complete and pass a medical
evaluation for badging purposes. Must have full mobility, be able
to walk on uneven or broken surfaces (rocks, gravel, etc.). The
examination includes, but is not limited to ability to pass blood
pressure test, able to bend, twist, pull, push, climb, and lift
more than 20 lbs.
Must be able to complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen and
background check which includes verification of employment and
Must be able to obtain a Department of Energy badge for access to
the Hanford Site.
Possess the legal right to work and remain in the United States
Minimum 1 year experience with implementation of OSHA 29 CFR
Proficient with InfoWorks or similar databases(s), MS Office Suite,
and MS SharePoint
Experience reading and understanding Single Line, P&ID, IFC,
and FSK drawings
Lockout/Tagout implementation with 29 CFR 1910 and 29 CFR 1926
Perform all work safely and with the utmost concern for the safety
of self and other employees.
Perform all work in compliance with environmental permits and
Perform activities and meet the goals and objectives established by
the facility management organization
Represent Plant Operations for interfaces with other project
organizations on issues affecting operations.
Demonstrate an understanding system design and operation, including
environmental, safety, and health aspects and regulatory
conformance through completion of assigned operations
Remain apprised of operational status and ongoing modification
activities. Support control of fieldwork in assigned areas,
including integration of project activities, repairs, and equipment
Review safety basis and environmental permitting documents to
ensure that requirements can be successfully implemented with
Review Project design and other documents for, maintenance and
testing impacts, repair methods and provide comments within area of
Support implementation of project wide initiatives affecting plant
operations personnel and resources.
Create plans for Plant Operations readiness to operate WTP facility
systems, structures, and components.
Review system operating manuals, emergency response procedures, and
other operational documents and ensure that they can be effectively
implemented by operating staff.
Develop facility related procedures, work instructions and training
materials and support training implementation
Perform Facility walkdowns to support Design, Construction, and
Identify deficiencies and initiate corrective actions as
Ensuring the standards set by the conduct of operations procedures
are upheld in the planning and performance of all facility
Support the Waste Treatment Plant Nuclear Safety Quality Culture by
emphasizing the values of safety and quality in the performance of
work in order to protect self, others, and the environment
This job description is not intended to include every duty, task or
instruction for which an employee is responsible. Other tasks may
be assigned, based on business needs and the department supervisors
May supervise assigned personnel, and includes assigning complex
work, setting work priorities, and evaluating and training them
(EFNM) Exposed Field Non-Manual
Performs desk work, including writing, computer workstation
processes, and telephone operation. Arranges for and/or performs
presentations, oral reports, planning meetings, and other formal
and informal contacts, requiring long periods of sitting. Oversees
field activities through inspections, testing and equipment
operations, which requires walking, standing, bending, and turning
along with wearing of personal protective equipment. Occasional
loading, transport, and unloading of tools and/or supplies specific
to an activity.
Per Diem Details:
If applicable, mobilization and demobilization expenses (mileage,
lodging, and M&IE) are authorized to and from the assignment
location if point of origin is more than 50 miles away.
Demobilization is authorized only if the assignment is completed
per the assignment end date, or Bechtel ends the assignment earlier
Contract employees are expected to drive their own car to the
assignment location. Lodging plus methodology is approved for the
settling-in period of the first 30 days or until long-term lodging
is occupied, whichever occurs first. For mobilization,
demobilization and during the settling-in period all charges,
except M&IE per diems, are to be invoiced by the agency to
Bechtel with required receipts. After long-term lodging is
occupied, or the 30-day period has elapsed, the per diem allowance
for lodging, meals and incidental expenses will be no more than 55%
of the approved FTR rate*** Meals will be expensed via daily entry
into myTime time record system. Expense reports including receipts
will continue to be required for lodging. Actual lodging costs up
to 55% of the approved FTR rate will be reimbursed.
Contract employees on single status assignments of 3 months or more
may be granted trips home. Trips are not to exceed a frequency of
once every 28 days provided that a minimum of 30 days, from the
trip departure date, remain in the assignment. Trips are expected
to be scheduled over the weekends and will be on the contract
employees own time. Up to 3 days of home leave travel expenses will
be reimbursed including parking and car rental at home (if own car
was driven to project location). M&IE is only paid on travel
days. Deviations in home leave schedules require project approval.
Reimbursement for travel via common carrier (airline, train, or
bus) may not exceed the cost of economy class airfare.
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