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Plant Engineering Specialist 2 - Electrical Rapid Response (33440)

Engineering and Architecture

Architectural Engineering



Richland, Washington, United States

Job Summary

The Plant Engineering organization is responsible for technical support to the Hanford Tank Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) during Construction, Startup, and Commissioning and Operations. Plant Engineering activities include preservation of the technical baseline, configuration management of designed structures, systems, and components (SSCs), support to operations and maintenance, and preservation of the authorization basis for operation of plant equipment. This position provides support to the Plant Engineering organization through assignment to program element activities, implementation of procedural responsibilities, and utilization of accumulated experience and special skills. Assignments for this job position are wide and varied; involving topics such as compliance with standards, regulations, permits, and policies, configuration management, quality control, modification testing, plant and system performance measures, and all aspects of engineering principles and safety regulations.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Undertake tasks as assigned (competence permitting)
  • Know, understand, and apply the principles of the Nuclear Safety and Quality Culture
  • Know, understand, and apply the principles of the Integrated Safety Management System
  • Coordinate and control assigned aspects of the plant engineering program in order to meet agreed to departmental
  • Ensure the safe and effective introduction of process improvement and
  • Apply due diligence in resolving Plant Engineering

The position will execute plant engineering activities ensuring optimum deliverables are achieved safely with quality and productivity that supports the expectations and integrity of Plant Engineering. Focus will be on troubleshooting electrical components and equipment.

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


  • Implement Plant Engineering program elements as assigned
  • Supporting operations and maintenance in troubleshooting equipment, developing procedures and improving plant engineering conduct of operations.
  • Develop, review, concur with and/or assess engineering technical documents
  • Develop, review, concur with and/or assess management control procedures, technical procedures, or guides
  • Support operations, maintenance, and commissioning of the WTP Facilities
  • Remain apprised of operational status and ongoing modification activities
  • Provide technical review of facility/system related procedures and work instructions
  • Assist with resolution of design issues necessary to support plant operations and/or maintenance
  • Review Project design and other documents for operations, maintenance, and testing impacts and providing alternative solutions
  • Apply due diligence in resolving Plant Engineering
  • Assumes increasing independence in work performance and results
  • Coordinate and control assigned aspects of the plant engineering program in order to meet agreed to departmental objectives
  • Ensures quality and completeness of assigned
  • Ensures the safe and effective introduction of new process improvement and technologies
  • Ensures work output follows established procedures, guides, and instructions
  • Informs Management as to the status of assignment(s) with respect to schedule, budgets, and delays
  • Know, understand, and apply the principles of the Integrated Safety Management System
  • Manages Plant Engineering program elements, as assigned
  • Strives for continual enhancement of technical knowledge and capabilites
  • Support the Waste Treatment Plant Nuclear Safety Quality Culture by emphasizing the values of safety and quality in the performance of work.
  • Undertake tasks as assigned (competence permitting)
  • This job description is not intended to include every duty, task or instruction for which an employee is Other tasks may be assigned, based on business needs and the department supervisors request.




  • Plant Engineering
  • WTP functional organizations (EPC, Commissioning, Operations)
  • WTP Integrated Project Teams (PTF, LBL, HLW)


(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


  • Associate (or higher) Degree related to science, technology, engineering, mathematics, computer/software science, or environment management or,
  • Equivalent competency through related education or specific training and experience in an area of expertise that support Plant

Entry Experience:

Five (5) years – Background consistent with education requirements.

Preferred Experience:

Experience in nuclear facilities, DOE facility, or DOD facilities preferred.

Experience with national consensus codes and standards preferred.

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