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Amentum Chemical Engineer in Richland, Washington

Title Chemical Engineer

Position Number 39148

Company WA River Protection Solutions

City/State Richland, WA

Location RCHN

Posted 07/10/2024

Closes 07/31/2024

Regular/Temporary Regular

Full/Part-Time Full-Time

Job Responsibilities/Duties

Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS) is the tank farm operating contractor at the Hanford Site located in Richland, WA. The WRPS mission is to safely store, retrieve, and treat 54 million gallons of legacy radioactive and hazardous waste. This complex mission spans all competencies of engineering/science accomplished through a highly integrated organization engineering organization. WRPS was identified as "One of America's Safest Companies" in 2020; and was the recipient of the 2021 "Employer of the Year" by the Association of Washington Businesses.

Tank inventories are created through integrating characterization data, process knowledge, and surveillance data to estimate double-shell and single-shell tank waste composition by phase. Data is made available to users via a database and associated suite of tools. Further activities include preparing sampling and analysis plans and data quality objectives for waste sampling and characterization events for the tank farm contractor; integrating with analytical laboratories regarding sample breakdown and analysis; review of analytical data, and interpretation of chemical data for the double and single-shell tanks. The group also coordinates technical and programmatic aspects with multiple internal and external interfacing organizations. The role may also provide support to the Liquid Effluent Retention Facility inventory and waste acceptance criteria. Company priorities may result in assignment of additional/alternate responsibilities or duties.

Duties include:

  • Develop chemical inventories of waste tanks using sample data, process knowledge, and model data.

  • Create spreadsheets and supporting documents.

  • Write sample and analysis plans for tank waste, environmental, and multi-media samples.

  • Provide support for data uploads, review and comparison of analytical data, and addition of new/revised data.

  • Prepare and administer sampling program requirements via Quality Assurance documents, procedures, and assessments.

  • Review and reconcile characterization data.

  • Preparation of reports, spreadsheets, or other work products includes satisfactory disposition and resolution of comments submitted by others.

  • Develop clear, concise, and error-free engineering documents.

  • Review and complete corrective actions.

  • Obtain and maintain Engineering Technical Staff and Process Engineering Qualification cards.

Required Qualifications

Grade 19:

Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Chemical Engineering or related engineering discipline; and

Nine (9) years of related experience

Grade 20:

Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Chemical Engineering or related engineering discipline; and

Ten (10) years of related experience

Note the essential duties for this grade level are like that of the previous grade level, however the scope of responsibility is larger, and the expected level of performance is increased.

Desired Qualifications

Previous Hanford experience.

Previous inventory and characterization experience, sampling, laboratory, and data analysis.

Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills with outstanding attention to detail. Must be able to effectively communicate technical information to programmatic and regulatory personnel. Requires the ability to effectively perform in multi-discipline cross-functional teams that define RPP mission objectives.

Compensation & Benefits

Grade 19:

Hiring Range Minimum: $114,475

Hiring Range Maximum: $144,325

Grade 20:

Hiring Range Minimum: $126,025

Hiring Range Maximum: $158,875

Depending on the nature of your employment with WRPS, you can expect the following:

-A business casual dress work environment: jeans are permissible (restrictions may apply).

-Opportunity for work/life balance: a standard 4 x 10 work schedule, allowing more personal time to enjoy life outside of the office (other schedules and/or shift work may be required).

-Many positions (non-bargaining) allow for a hybrid work environment, a combination of in-office and telework (restrictions may apply).

WRPS offers a comprehensive benefits package to include medical/dental/vision, short-and long-term disability, life insurance, 401(k) with employer match, and paid time off. For a full list of benefits please visit

In accordance with the company's philosophy on compensation for exempt and salaried non-exempt employees, WRPS takes into consideration a variety of factors when determining initial salary to include assigned job scope and responsibility, a candidate's qualifications as compared to internal comparators performing in a similar role, and the external labor market. A salary offer will be made within the targeted hiring range posted. Note a candidate's prior salary history will not be taken into consideration.

Relocation Funding Provided Yes

U.S. Citizenship Required Yes

Clearance Required No

Job Classification Exempt

Shift Work Required No

This contractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR ยงยง 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, sexual orientation, gender identity, 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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.

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