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Hoisting and Rigging SME

Government and Military

Engineering and Architecture


Richland, Washington, United States

Job Summary

The Hoisting and Rigging Subject Matter Expert (SME) reports to the Maintenance Programs RAM/Manager. The Hoisting and Rigging SME is responsible for assisting the Maintenance Programs RAM/Manager in the development, implementation, and compliance with hoisting and rigging requirements for assigned Waste Treatment Plant equipment and structures.

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


  • Maintaining expert knowledge in the hoisting and rigging field and technical expertise in hoisting and rigging requirements and their associated implementing documents for Commissioning, Operations, and Maintenance activities.
  • Understanding the applicability of allocated requirements for the C&O Hoisting and Rigging Program.
  • Ensuring C&O Hoisting and Rigging Program requirements are appropriately reviewed, allocated, sub-allocated, assigned, traced in the RMS, effectively implemented, and verified.
  • Developing implementing procedures for the Hoisting and Rigging Program.
  • Evaluating the adequacy of requirements implementation of the Hoisting and Rigging Program and through the assessment and oversight of performance of the processes that implement the program.
  • Identifying the scope of changes and impacts to the site and the Maintenance suite of programs (Maintenance, Work Management, and Hoisting and Rigging), when applicable.
  • Participating in the development and delivery of training necessary for implementation of the Hoisting and Rigging Program.
  • Providing oversight of training, qualifications, effectiveness, and efficiency of the Hoisting and Rigging Program and their implementing processes.
  • Conduct surveillances and assessments of requirements implementation in work documents and processes.
  • Identifying and implementing actions to promote improvement, resolve issues, and correct deficiencies in the implementation of the Hoisting and Rigging Program.
  • Ensuring integrated safety management system elements and nuclear safety and quality culture elements applicable to the Hoisting and Rigging Program are clearly identified and effectively implemented within these programs’ documents and maintained effective.
  • Ensuring credited elements of this Safety Management Program are clearly identified in the documented safety analysis and protected.
  • Providing input and concurrence on Project activities in the scope of Hoisting and Rigging Program.
  • Interfacing with other program requirement area managers (RAMs) and subject matters experts (SMEs) to ensure interfacing references and dependencies are understood and maintained current.
  • Presenting the Hoisting and Rigging Program to others who have a need to understand the purpose, scope, and details of the processes managed in these programs. These presentations groups include: peers (RAMs/SMEs), management, external reviewers/assessors/auditors.
  • Support the Waste Treatment Plant Nuclear Safety Quality Culture by emphasizing the values of safety and quality in the performance of work in order to protect self, others, and the environment.
  • Will assist other SMEs in other programmatic elements, as needed.
  • 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

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Civil/Structural or Mechanical Engineering or science, and minimum of 8 years of experience in hoisting and rigging requirements at the Hanford Site.


Technical/Associate’s degree and minimum of 10 years of experience in hoisting and rigging requirements at the Hanford Site.


High School Diploma/GED and minimum of 12 years of experience in hoisting and rigging requirements at the Hanford Site.

Experience: Department of Energy, NRC, or Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program experience desired. Minimum of 5 years of experience in implementing DOE hoisting and rigging requirements (DOE-RL-92-36) at the Hanford Site. Demonstrated ability to incorporate requirements into project implementing documents and in maintaining these documents current with contract and source requirements.

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