9 days old

Operations Specialist IV

Richland, WA

Business Line Government

Position Title Operations Specialist IV

United States of America - Washington


Job Summary

The Operations Specialist job family is responsible for all activities relating to operations and maintenance associated with plant equipment and systems. The Operations Specialist will be directly responsible for supporting, planning, and coordinating operations and maintenance activities associated with assigned plant equipment and systems. This position will include supporting all operations efforts for the facility.

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.

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

  • Represent Plant Operations for interfaces with other project organizations on issues affecting operations.

  • Demonstrate an understanding system design and operation, including environmental, safety, and health aspects and regulatory conformance through completion of assigned operations qualifications

  • Remain apprised of operational status and ongoing modification activities. Support control of fieldwork in assigned areas, including integration of project activities, repairs, and equipment operations activities.

  • Review safety basis and environmental permitting documents to ensure that requirements can be successfully implemented with planned resources.

  • Review Project design and other documents for, maintenance and testing impacts, repair methods and provide comments within area of expertise.

  • Support implementation of project wide initiatives affecting plant operations personnel and resources.

  • Create plans for Plant Operations readiness to operate WTP facility systems, structures, and components.

  • Review system operating manuals, emergency response procedures, and other operational documents and ensure that they can be effectively implemented by operating staff.

  • Develop facility related procedures, work instructions and training materials and support training implementation

  • Perform Facility walkdowns to support Design, Construction, and Operational needs.

  • Identify deficiencies and initiate corrective actions as needed.

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

  • 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

  • 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 supervisors request


May supervise assigned personnel, and includes assigning complex work, setting work priorities, and evaluating and training them


(EFNM) Exposed Field Non-Manual)

AECOM has joined with Bechtel to create an LLC, known as the Waste Treatment Completion Company (WTCC) to construct, start-up and commission the worlds largest radioactive-waste treatment plant for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in southeastern Washington state. The project will use vitrification technology to process and stabilize 53 million gallons of radioactive and chemical waste currently stored at the Hanford Site which is a byproduct of plutonium-production during World War II and the Cold War era.

The project is the largest undertaking of its kind ever and one of DOEs most technically challenging cleanup projectsequivalent to building two nuclear power plants. Its construction site spans 65 acres and includes facilities for pretreatment, low-activity waste vitrification, and high-level waste vitrification, as well as an analytical laboratory.

Minimum Requirements


High School Diploma or GED. Associates Degree in engineering or science or equivalent education desired. Associates Degree in engineering or science may be substituted for two years of experience.


8 years of experience in a combination of startup/ operations/maintenance of nuclear or high hazard waste treatment facilities. Knowledge of DOE operating policies, rules and regulations, and knowledge of industry codes and standards in the area of expertise desired. A working knowledge of Conduct of Operations highly preferred. 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.

Preferred Experience:

  • Minimum 1 year experience with implementation of OSHA 29 CFR 1910.147

  • Proficient with InfoWorks or similar databases(s), MS Office Suite, and MS SharePoint

  • Experience reading and understanding Single Line, P&ID, IFC, and FSK drawings

Must have the ability to work in the United States without sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications


What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.

AECOM is an equal opportunity employer and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click here to view the EEO Is The Law poster.

Job Category Maintenance

Business Group Management Services Group (MS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 191750BR

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.


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