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Mechanical Engineer (Multiple Openings)

Richland, WA 99352
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TitleMechanical Engineer (Multiple Openings)

Position Number32298

CompanyWA River Protection Solutions

City/StateRichland, WA





Job Responsibilities/Duties

Work as a mechanical engineer in support nuclear HVAC systems in the Tank Farms. The Tank Farms contractor WRPS is committed to the safe and efficient management, retrieval and treatment of radioactive and hazardous risks to the Columbia River for the Hanford Tank Farms. The Tank Farms store radioactive and hazardous legacy waste from nuclear weapons production facilities in underground waste storage tanks. These underground tanks require ventilation to remove flammable gases and toxic vapors from the tank headspace and exhaust those gases and vapors away from the workers.

The primary responsibility of the position is to provide mechanical engineering support to the nuclear HVAC systems associated with the Hanford Tank Farms. Candidate will be required to provide maintenance instruction as well as support troubleshooting of mechanical systems, control systems, and facility instrumentation. Under minimal supervision, candidate plans and conducts work requiring judgment in the independent evaluation, selection and adaptation or modification of standard techniques, procedures and criteria. May function as a group participant and frequently as a lead on project or departmental task assignments.

Develops corrective, preventative and predictive maintenance plans for nuclear HVAC systems.

Demonstrates problem-solving skills. Troubleshooting of nuclear ventilation systems is frequently required.

Develops procedures for nuclear HVAC systems.

Maintains configuration management of nuclear HVAC systems.

Performs a variety of engineering tasks in the initial planning and design phase of projects (Facility Modification/Engineering Change Notices, Calculations, Maintenance, Operations & Administrative Procedure changes, etc.).

Complete understanding and wide application of technical principles, theories and concepts in the field. General knowledge of other related disciplines.

Maintains a working knowledge of the Tank Farms (TF) Documented Safety Analysis (DSA), Technical Safety Requirements (TSR), and Environmental Permit requirements as they apply to the facility systems.

Seeks to understand engineering work assignments to become self-directed. Sets high standard of performance for self and group as well as setting challenging goals for personal and group.

Is customer service oriented, completing assignments safely, on time, and within budget. Maintains a positive customer relationship with WRPS Operations and Maintenance groups.

Provides technical guidance to subcontractors in the execution of design (e.g., ensure use of correct design inputs, utilization of accepted analysis methodologies, design standards, and verification methods).

Provides verbal and written reports and formal presentations to immediate Manager, Senior Management, and/or DOE ORP. Provides engineering services to Lead Discipline engineer.

Complies with WRPS policies and procedures.

Required Qualifications

BS Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related Engineering Discipline with 7 years related experience.

Experience with nuclear HVAC systems and knowledge of required maintenance.

Nuclear experience.

Desired Qualifications

Experience in application of AG-1

Good interpersonal and communication skills needed to be able to communicate with personnel, management, and support organizations.

Work experience in nuclear or regulated environment desirable.

Relocation Funding ProvidedYes

U.S. Citizenship RequiredYes

Clearance RequiredNo

Job ClassificationExempt

Shift Work RequiredNo

This contractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.

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Posted: 2019-08-05 Expires: 2019-09-04

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