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Technical Writer 2 - Plant Engineering (33202)

Engineering and Architecture

Architectural Engineering



Richland, Washington, United States

Job Summary

Reports to the assigned functional manager and is fully responsible for all execution activities for Plant Engineering document development and maintenance. Responsible for researching, analyzing, writing, proofreading, editing and rewriting technical and non-technical documents to support safe and compliant commissioning of nuclear facilities. Develops project documents, including procedures, manuals, instructions, guides, specifications, plans, policies, and correspondence. Ensures work is performed in accordance with applicable departmental and project procedures and in accordance with policies and all applicable laws, regulations, Contract, Authorization Basis, and technical requirements.

This position shall be performed under the day-to-day direction, control, and supervision of WTCC

  • Develop, write and rewrite original and other complex material in a clear and concise manner using appropriate style and terminology in compliance with Project procedures.
  • Research a variety of assigned topics and develop writing plans and outlines; recommend overall document organization and layout, editorial standards, publication methods and associated document generation activities.
  • Collaborate with originating writer, subject matter expert, and other technical professionals in the writing, editing, and publishing various types of documents. Interface with publications and document control staff while preparing and issuing technical documentation.
  • Review, proof, correct, and amend documents in various stages of development.
  • Ensure documents meet editorial specifications and adhere to Project standards for quality, graphics, content, format and style; the material is structured and formatted logically; and is grammatically correct.
  • Assist in the development of supporting materials (illustrations, tables, etc.).
  • Recommend revisions in scope, format, and content.
  • Track and monitor flow of all documents from inception to distribution of final copies. Identify and correct problem areas as they arise.
  • Provide quality assurance check for document deliverables.
  • Support the Waste Treatment Plant Nuclear Safety Quality Culture by emphasizing the values of safety and quality in the performance of work to protect self, others, and the environment.
  • Interface with Plant Engineers for the development, issuance and revisions of Plant Engineering procedures, guides, reports, and other associated documentation.
  • Communicate well with interfacing Plant Engineers and other document support personnel to assure efficient and effective document development and production
  • Maintain configuration control on assigned documents.
  • 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




(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.

Amentum has joined with Bechtel to create an LLC, known as the Waste Treatment Completion Company (WTCC) to construct, start-up and commission the world’s largest radioactive-waste treatment plant for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in southeastern Washington state. The project will use vitrification technology to process and stabilize 53 million gallons of radioactive and chemical waste currently stored at the Hanford Site which is a byproduct of plutonium-production during World War II and the Cold War era.

The project is the largest undertaking of its kind ever and one of DOE’s most technically challenging cleanup projects equivalent to building two nuclear power plants. Its construction site spans 65 acres and includes facilities for pretreatment, low-activity waste vitrification, and high-level waste vitrification, as well as an analytical laboratory.

Minimum Requirements


High School Diploma/GED and 6 years of progressively responsible technical writing experience


Associates Degree and 4 years of technical writing experience


Bachelor’s Degree and 2 years of experience in writing, editing or technical writing


Excellent written, oral communication and interpersonal skills; proficient in advanced use of Microsoft Office software applications (Word, Excel, Power Point); excellent organization skills and ability to perform detail-oriented work are required. Proficiency in Visio flowchart software a plus.


Full working capabilities in Microsoft Excel, SharePoint, Access and Outlook.

Experience in development of operating, administrative, and/or test procedures supporting US Navy nuclear, Department of Energy nuclear, or commercial nuclear facilities

This position is located at the Construction Site (22 miles north of Richland) and works a 4 x 10 schedule, M-Th, 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Must be able to work in the United States without Sponsorship

Preferred Qualifications