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Sr Startup Eng I-Operations Specialist III NS&E

Company: Equiliem
Location: Richland
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

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.

Minimum Qualifications:
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 education.
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 without sponsorship.

Preferred Experience:
Minimum 1 year experience with implementation of OSHA 29 CFR 1910.147
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 regulations.
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 qualifications
Remain apprised of operational status and ongoing modification activities. Support control of fieldwork in assigned areas, including integration of project activities, repairs, and equipment operations activities.
Review safety basis and environmental permitting documents to ensure that requirements can be successfully implemented with planned resources.
Review Project design and other documents for, maintenance and testing impacts, repair methods and provide comments within area of expertise.
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 Operational needs.
Identify deficiencies and initiate corrective actions as needed.
Ensuring the standards set by the conduct of operations procedures are upheld in the planning and performance of all facility activities
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 request
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 than specified.

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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