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Plant Engineer – Flowsheet Integration

Engineering and Architecture

Plant Engineer


Richland, Washington, United States

Job Summary

This role is in the Flowsheet Integration group in Plant Engineering at the Vit Plant at Hanford. The Vit Plant is designed to remediate the millions of gallons of radioactive waste on the Hanford site into a stable glass product, safe for disposal. In the Flowsheet Integration group, we interface with Operations, Maintenance, and System Engineers to direct and ensure the chemistry of the plant is managed and maintained. Through our batch chemistry program, the product of the plant is controlled to tight specifications. We work with some of the most EXCITING chemical and engineering activities available, including batch processing, waste feed qualification, data quality objectives and the sampling and analysis plan – all of which are essential activities for the history-making startup and operation of the plant! YOU can play an important and significant role in technical activities relating to operations and maintenance of plant equipment during Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC), and Commissioning and Operations! Be a part of the historic completion of the Vit Plant at Hanford.

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


  • Support commissioning, operations, and maintenance of the WTP Facilities
  • Develop, review, concur with and/or assess engineering technical documents
  • Develop, review, concur with and/or assess management control procedures, technical procedures, or guides
  • Provide on-site technical support for flowsheet, sampling, batch processing, glass formulation, process control, data quality objectives, and product compliance topics
  • Interface with external organizations to resolve technical issues
  • Resolve condition report issues or other similar discrepancies as assigned
  • Assist with resolution of issues necessary to support plant operations and/or maintenance
  • 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
  • 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 supervisor’s 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 is a global company with a heritage dating back more than 100 years and delivering solutions in nuclear energy, infrastructure, operations and maintenance, and national security. Our predecessors helped build Hoover Dam, protected fighting forces in World War II, and supported the Manhattan Project. Today, our teams clean up legacy nuclear waste around the world, manage the United Kingdom’s defense portfolio, design programs and tests for Navy submarine electronic systems, and provide integrated supply chain services needed in developing countries during the pandemic.

Amentum has joined with Bechtel to create an LLC, known as the Waste Treatment Completion Company (WTCC) Join us as we make history at the Hanford Vit Plant, known as the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant. We are designing and building a one-of-a-kind facility that will turn radioactive and chemical waste left over from World War II and Cold War plutonium production into a form safe for disposal. Your efforts will help protect the nearby Columbia River and the communities, salmon, and wildlife along its shorelines throughout the Northwest.

Sitting at the confluence of the Columbia, Snake and Yakima rivers near two mountain ranges, our community provides access to year-round outdoor recreation, 300 days of sun a year, more than 200 wineries within a 50-mile radius, and the amenities of large cities just a three-hour drive (or short flight) to Seattle and Portland.

Minimum Requirements


Bachelor of Science degree (or above) in Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, or related science from an accredited college or university is required.

Experience: 0-2 years of professional experience. Experience in processing facilities, DOE facilities, or DOD facilities preferred. One year of Nuclear facility experience required. (Nuclear Experience when used in reference to Nonreactor Nuclear Facilities, is experience acquired at any facility in which radioactive materials are routinely handled, stored, processed, or utilized.) A Bachelor of Science (BS) may be substituted for up to 6 months of nuclear experience.

Preferred Experience:

Experience in chemical processing facilities

Experience with process flow diagrams, material balances, and chemical processes

Experiences with glasses or ceramics

Experience with statistics or statistical analysis