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Maintenance Program Subject Matter Expert

Government and Military

Maintenance Mechanic


Richland, Washington, United States

Job Summary

The Maintenance Program Subject Matter Expert (SME) reports to the Maintenance Programs Manager. The Maintenance Program SME is responsible for assisting the Maintenance Programs Manager in the development, implementation, and compliance with maintenance 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 maintenance field and technical expertise in maintenance requirements and their associated implementing documents for C&O activaties.
  • Understanding the applicability of allocated requirements for the C&O Maintenance Program.
  • Ensuring C&O Maintenance Program requirements are appropriately reviewed, allocated, sub-allocated, assigned, traced in the RMS, effectively implemented, and verified.
  • Developing implementing procedures for the C&O Maintenance Program.
  • Evaluating the adequacy of requirements implementation of the C&O Maintenance 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 C&O Maintenance Program.
  • Providing oversight of training, qualifications, effectiveness, and efficiency of the C&O Maintenance Program and their implementing processes.
  • Identifying and implementing actions to promote improvement, resolve issues, and correct deficiencies in the implementation of the C&O Maintenance Program.
  • Ensuring integrated safety management system elements and nuclear safety and quality culture elements applicable to the C&O Maintenance 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 the Maintenance 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 Maintenance 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.
  • Develops, updates, and/or assists with the development of Lessons Learned, training curricula, and other informative briefs.
  • May become heavily involved with developing PM Optimization Program elements.



(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’s degree in Engineering, Architecture, or science, and 8 years of experience in implementing DOE maintenance requirements (DOE O 433.1 series) at DOE facilities.


Associate’s degree and 10 years’ of experience in implementing DOE maintenance requirements (DOE O 433.1 series) at DOE facilities.


High School Diploma/GED and 12 years’ of experience in implementing DOE maintenance requirements (DOE O 433.1 series) at DOE facilities

Experience: Department of Energy, NRC, or Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program experience desired.

Demonstrated ability to incorporate requirements into project implementing documents and in maintaining these documents current with 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