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Amentum Chemist IV in Richland, Washington

The Scientist job family is responsible for 1) performing basic scientific analyses and calculations and 2) preparing specifications, reports and data tables. Under supervision, Scientists maintain project coordination with all other disciplines on an assigned project based on the following classification, grade, and level specific responsibilities:

Under direction of the Analytical Manager or Chemistry Supervisor, may perform technical assignments of various complexities within approved scientific schedules and budgets. May coordinate technical and administrative activities with employees in other disciplines and other departments participating on an assigned project. May assist in the training and evaluation of assigned scientific personnel. May supervise a discipline group.

This position shall be performed under the day-to-day direction, control, and supervision of WTCC


  • Use and maintain analytical instruments that may include: Benchtop Meter with probes, Ion Chromatograph, Microwave digester, Fusion Furnace, ICP-OES, ICP-MS, Carbon Analyzer, Mercury Analyzer, Titrator, Radiochemistry counting and separations method equipment.

  • Perform subject matter expert duties on one or more technology areas including method optimization, performing training and technical assistance to technical and scientific personnel.

  • Perform work within the bounds of procedures and defined work control processes with the utmost concern for the safety of self and other employees.

  • Apply instruction from technical and quality documents to physically performed actions and procedure development.

  • Design and execute investigative studies to assist Plant Engineering

  • Review and evaluate sample and quality results for reporting and trending.

  • Maintain proper scientific files and records

  • Support and perform sample and data management activities

  • Build productive relationships within Operations and with external work groups

  • 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 management request


  • May provide technical direction, training, and evaluation of assigned technical personnel

Education: Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry or related scientific discipline from a four (4) year accredited college or university.

Appropriate training and experience commensurate with the responsibilities of the position may be considered in lieu of a degree.

Experience: 15+ years of experience in one or more areas of expertise including wet chemistry, elemental chemistry, or radiochemistry obtained through a combination of education and working in an environmental, research, process control, or radiological laboratory. Desired experience includes developing analytical methods for use in radiological fume hoods, working knowledge of process control techniques, supporting continuous process operations, and familiarity with regulatory requirements as applied to laboratory operations.


(EFNM-LAB) Exposed Field Non-Manual – Laboratory Specialist/Chemist

Performs desk work, including writing, computer workstation processes and telephone operations. Oversees field activities through inspections, testing and equipment operations, which requires walking, standing, bending, and turning along with wearing personal protective equipment and carrying measuring tools. Occasional loading, transport, and unloading of tools and/or supplies, equipment and compresses gas cylinders specific to activity. Prepares laboratory standards and analytical equipment within approved technical procedures or activity level work control document boundaries. Operate and maintain laboratory equipment within the scope of approved procedures or activity level documents.

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

Must be able to obtain a Department of Energy (DOE) badge for access to the Hanford site .


HIRING SALARY RANGE: $112,835.92 - $178,251.96 (Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant internal equity, and alignment with market data.)

This position includes a competitive benefits package. For more detailed information on our Benefits and what it is like to work for Amentum: please visit our careers site:

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.

Amentum is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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