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Mechanical Technician

Government and Military

Aircraft Technician


Richmond, Kentucky, United States

Job Summary

Amentum is seeking a Mechanical Technician for the Bluegrass Chemical Agent Destruction Pilot Plant Project located in Richmond, Kentucky.

Typical Responsibilities include:

  • 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
  • May be required to work overtime or varying hours to include rotating shift work
  • Be at work when scheduled and maintain a good attendance record
  • Work in close proximity to and or in a chemical demilitarization facility
  • Work with other departments as necessary to cooperatively complete assigned tasks
  • Maintain housekeeping within assigned area
  • Assist with development, review and/or validation of all standard operating procedures associated with assigned duties
  • Assist with modification or revision to plant systems, equipment, and components
  • Read and interpret blueprints, drawings, layouts and specifications in the performance of duties to ensure system integrity is maintained
  • Develop technical solutions to maintenance related problems minimizing cost and schedule impact
  • Communicate technical information to management, peers and subordinates ensuring sound operations are not compromised
  • Follow predetermined checklists in performance of preventative maintenance of facility equipment and systems
  • Assure code and building standards are met
  • Utilize a variety of hand tools, power tools, and measurement and test equipment in the performance of duties
  • Set up and demonstrate pressure test as necessary to complete work packages and return systems to operational conditions
  • Fabricate mechanical components consistent with engineering specifications by utilizing standard maintenance and machine shop equipment
  • Perform installation, repair, and maintenance of non-plant facilities, buildings, enhances on site containers, mechanical equipment, systems, and components (including changing of light bulbs, general building maintenance, plumbing, and minor repairs)
  • Apply or assist in application of appropriate welding procedures in fabrication, assembly, and installation of piping and mechanical systems
  • Perform journeyman mechanical, welder, pipefitter, painter, and carpenter functions in the installation or removal or corrective or preventative maintenance, repair or modification of facility systems, equipment and components (e.g., conveyors, compressors, cranes, piping, pumps, and valves)
  • Perform emergency repairs to systems, equipment, and components; record as-found condition as well as repaired condition; and analyze system characteristics to determine cause of failure
  • Demonstrate and conduct required inspection and testing of equipment and components as necessary to complete work packages and ensure systems are returned to operational conditions
  • Assist vendors with performing mechanical maintenance tasks beyond project’s capability
  • Perform other collateral duties as assigned for project operations
  • May be assigned to function in temporary lead capacity
  • Must serve as an Emergency Response Team Member
  • May be required to perform Munitions Handler duties
  • May be required to obtain and maintain a CDL

Relocation Assistance Provided

This position is designated as a chemical duty position and is subject to the requirements of the Chemical Personnel Reliability Program (CPRP). As a condition of employment, candidates and incumbents must favorably complete a personnel security investigation, urinalysis testing, medical exam and respiratory screening, and must meet and maintain personnel suitability and reliability requirements established by Army Regulation 50-6. Chemical duties for this position are:

  • Require routine access to chemical surety materials
  • Are authorized to escort visitors to areas containing chemical surety materials
  • Control direct access to chemical surety material
  • Issue proximity cards, personal identification numbers (PINs), keys, combinations, biometric codes, or any other mechanism that provides direct access to chemical surety material
  • Are motor vehicle/material handling equipment operators involved in movement of chemical agents
  • Are operators of equipment that disassembles chemical munitions/containers or handle chemical surety materials during demilitarization operations

BGCAPP is subject to Army Regulations (AR 50-6 Chemical Surety Program and AR190-59 Unescorted Access Program) which govern persons performing work under the Chemical Personnel Reliability Program (CPRP) and unescorted Access Program (UAP). Eligibility to be placed in a CPRP or UAP position requires US citizenship. Employees must favorably complete a series of screenings to include but not limited to: a National Agency Check with Local Agency Check and Credit Check (NACLC) security investigation, drug/alcohol testing and medical examination.

All employees are subject to and agree to random drug and alcohol testing as a condition of continued employment for the duration of their assignment. Respiratory screening and the ability to wear PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) may be required for this position. The ability to obtain/maintain access to the Blue Grass Army Depot is required.


Minimum Requirements

Basic Qualifications:

  • Completion of formal apprenticeship or similar accredited training program (such as vocational, trade, commercial, or military) in the mechanical field or journeyman certification and 4 years’ industrial mechanical maintenance experience in an operating demilitarization, chemical, power, processing, industrial service, or manufacturing plant in one or more of the following crafts: pipe fitter, boilermaker, welder, millwright, plant mechanic


  • High school diploma or equivalent and 6 years’ experience in an operating demilitarization, chemical, power, processing, industrial service, or manufacturing plant in one or more of the following crafts: pipe fitter, boilermaker, welder, millwright, plant mechanic

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be a United States or naturalized citizen able to obtain and maintain Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (BGCAPP) site access
  • Must be computer literate in common software applications and able to operate general office equipment
  • Must maintain fitness-for-duty standards to perform the essential functions of the position, to include any depot or BGCAPP drill, contingency and/or emergency requirement
  • Have thorough understanding of mechanical equipment operation, mechanical equipment maintenance requirements and restrictions imposed by safety and environmental regulations
  • Must be detail oriented and able to exercise good judgment in solving mechanical and equipment problems
  • Able to perform precision work such as equipment alignment, reverse run out alignment, close tolerance fitting, along with experience working with pumps and valves
  • Able to develop technical solutions to address maintenance related problems while minimizing cost and impact on schedule
  • Welders must maintain annual recertification

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in a toxic or hazardous materials work environment
  • Experience in heavy industrial work environment
  • Proficiency in additional technical disciplines such as machinist or heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning
  • Understanding of hazardous materials, furnaces, scrubber systems, management procedures, and techniques
  • Considerable knowledge or experience making real time process or production decisions representing plant management
  • Experience with Explosive Detonation Technology (EDT) or chemical weapons demilitarization