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Plant Shift Engineer


Applications Engineer


Pueblo, Colorado, United States


Leidos has an opening for a Plant Shift Engineer to support the US Army’s Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives (ACWA) program. The successful candidate will be a member of a team supporting the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (PCAPP) Field Office (FO) Project Manager. The successful candidate shall work as part of the Leidos team to ensure safe, environmentally compliant and effective decommissioning and disposal of the facility by providing technical input to the government FO in the areas of chemical decontamination, equipment decommissioning and disposal comprising ultimate turnover of the site to future use. This is a great opportunity for industry experience as part of a multi-disciplinary team to complete this historic mission for the Army.

Primary Responsibilities

Successful candidate shall perform document reviews and technical research, and provide technical input associated with the operating contractor activities to provide the information necessary for the Government to perform its oversight mission.

The primary responsibilities include but are not limited to; conducting oversight of systems contractor closure activities on shift rotation to confirm compliance of activities with established procedures and safety regulations, performing document reviews, technical research, equipment walk downs and field observations, interviews, and providing technical input in the form of field reports and surveillances associated with the Operating Systems Contractor decontamination, decommissioning, equipment dismantlement and disposal operations.

Observe Systems Contractors’ activities and provide technical insight related to technical approach and assessment of progress of demilitarization equipment cleaning, decommissioning and dismantlement, observe and provide assessment of maintenance activities, process control system issues, electrical distribution system operation and provide technical input to the Government to include analysis and written assessment of technical approach, progress, and potential issues and risks related to safe and efficient operations.

Review of Engineering Change Proposals and temporary configuration changes and provide technical input to the Government pertaining to assessment of the safety, basis for the change, cost and schedule impacts, and configuration management requirements. Support the Government configuration control board and provide technical input to assist the Government in resolving technical issues and interface with the Systems Contractor to collect, review, analyze, and evaluate technical data.

Review Systems Contractor closure work package documentation and attend ongoing reviews, status meetings, and design discussions and provide technical input to the Government to support their evaluation of the operation systems contractor’s technical approach, configuration management process, and accurate maintenance of facility and system configuration documentation as it changes with progress of activities towards closure of the facility.

Review Field Change Notices, Field Change Requests, Configuration Change Notices, Supplier Deviation Requests, and Non-Compliance Reports and provide technical input to the Government to assist the Government in evaluating whether the systems contractor’s system documentation is in compliance with the accepted closure plans and evolving state of the facility.

This position requires on-site certification upon completion of classroom instruction, on-shift mentoring and successful demonstration of plant systems and process knowledge. Selected personal are expected to participate in a rotating shift work schedule for this 24/7 operation. Shift pay differential applies for nights, weekends and holidays.

Candidate shall collaborate as a member of an interdisciplinary team providing oversight to the Government team.

Duties include ability to wear prescribed Personal Protective Equipment to include safety shoes, safety glasses, hard hats and occasionally respirator including an M40 mask.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, or other related technical discipline preferred; three years’ experience in chemical operations or related industry, processing operations to include process maintenance, operations and safety. Five-years’ relevant plant operations or maintenance experience may be substituted for degree requirement.
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings, perform engineering calculations and analyze engineering data related to process controls and operations.
  • General proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (MS Outlook, MS Word, and MS Excel)
  • Must be able to wear an M40 respirator. (for emergency purposes only)
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a NACi Clearance.
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office suite for daily use in performing data analysis and data communications.
  • Must be able to be self-directed and accomplish work with minimal supervision
  • Must demonstrate professional and effective oral and written communication skills
  • Must have the ability to walk around industrial site, including use of stairs and stand for extended periods of time in areas of the facility including indoor and outdoor locations

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in plant shift operations, Conduct of Operations and Government oversight.
  • Experience with RCRA Closure process
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team-based environment.

Original Posting Date:


While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $81,250.00 - $146,875.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.