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Mechanical Handling Tiger Team Manager

Government and Military

Engineer, Mechanical


Richland, Washington, United States

The Mechanical Handling Tiger Team Manager provides management-level direction to daily operational support tasks such as mechanical handling work execution and movements and associated special projects. The Mechanical Handling Tiger Team Manager supports the Nuclear Facility Manager overseeing support activities needed to operate the plant and execute the Project’s schedule safely and effectively.

The Mechanical Handling Tiger Team Manager coordinates operations activities within the assigned areas and performs complex assignments within approved schedules and budgets. This position is expected to utilize independent decision-making regarding resolution of problems.

This position may coordinate technical and administrative activities with employees in other disciplines and other departments participating on an assigned project. Ensures work executed by Operations staff is in accordance with Plant Operations and other applicable project procedures 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


  • 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.

  • Provide mentoring and coaching to WTCC operating crews on key conduct of operations principles addressed in DOE O 422.1

  • Ensuring the standards set by the conduct of operations procedures are upheld in the planning and performance of facility activities

  • Provide leadership, under the direction of the Nuclear Facility Manager, to achieve readiness of operations and maintenance programs and personnel as defined under DOE O 425.1 and the readiness Plan of Action (POA).

  • Participate in assessments required to achieve readiness, and lead efforts to achieve and demonstrate readiness during the Management Self-Assessment, Contractor Operational Readiness Review (ORR) and DOE ORR

  • Manage effective implementation of immediate and/or compensatory actions following identification of events/conditions until causal/root cause analysis may be completed

  • Participating/leading apparent and root cause analysis

  • Assist Plant Management by gathering data for systems, reporting problems, and recommending solutions

  • Remain apprised of operational status and ongoing modification activities

  • Ensures timely and accurate oral and written technical reports on assigned activities

  • Conduct concise, informative briefings which establish goals and priorities

  • Communicate with other support organizations to ensure operating activities are started and completed as scheduled

  • Perform activities and meet the goals and objectives established by the facility management organization

  • Participate in the management engagements and observations.

  • Be capable of performing Senior Supervisory Watch (SSW) of high-risk work and first-time evolutions as required.

  • May perform initial investigation of abnormal events, including the quarantine of equipment and systems as necessary

  • Perform periodic tours of the facility to observe activities and ensure they are being performed safely and in accordance with approved procedures

  • 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


  • Provides management-level direction to daily operational support tasks such as mechanical handling work execution and movements and associated special projects. The Mechanical Handling Tiger Team Manager supports the Nuclear Facility Manager overseeing support activities needed to operate the plant and execute the Project’s schedule safely and effectively.

Education: High School Diploma or GED. Associate degree in engineering or science or equivalent education desired. Associate degree in related field may be substituted for two years of experience. Bachelor’s Degree in related field may be substituted for four years of experience.


Minimum of 16 years of related management experience in operations, maintenance, or engineering preferably at nuclear facilities, high hazard facilities or US Navy.

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 desired.

Previous Vitrification Facility and DOE Facility Management Experience is preferred.

Working knowledge and experience with the following is preferred:
DOE O 422.1 Conduct of Operations
DOE-STD-3009, DSA (Documented Safety Analysis)
DOE O 420.1 Nuclear Safety Policy

DOE/RL-92-36, Hanford Site Hoisting and Rigging Manual

DOE-STD-1090, 2011, Hoisting and Rigging

Experience with similar standards, such as from the US Navy, Department of Defense, or similar high hazard facilities is also considered.


(PFM-HAO) Plant Facility Management – Hazardous Activity Observer

1: Primary Job Classification Essential Functions:

A. Performs deskwork, including reading, writing, computer work processes, and telephone operations

B. Arranges for and/or performs presentations, oral reports, planning meetings, and other formal and informal contacts

C. May require long periods of sitting and/or standing

D. Occasional lifting or transport of items to from desk and printing stations

2: Secondary Job Classification Essential Functions:

A. Oversee field activities inside and outside posted/barricaded hazardous/contaminated areas e.g., radiological, chemical, etc.

through inspections, observations, coaching, which require walking, climbing, descending, crouching, standing, bending, twisting and turning along with wearing personnel protective equipment while carrying an assortment of small items (e.g. flashlight, procedures, tablet or notebook, etc.)

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

Must be able to obtain a Department of Energy (DOE) badge for access to the Hanford site.


HIRING SALARY RANGE: $139,170.30 - $226,837.31 (Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant internal equity, and alignment with market data.)

This position includes a competitive benefits package. For more detailed information on our Benefits and what it is like to work for Amentum: please visit our careers site:

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.

Amentum is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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