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Amentum Conduct of Operations Coach / Mentor - Supervisor in Richland, Washington

The Conduct of Operations Coach/Mentor Supervisor provides daily supervisor level direction to the Conduct of Operations Coaches/Mentors. Ensures work performed by the Conduct of Operations Coaches/Mentors fosters a solid understanding of Conduct of Operations, Human Performance Improvement (HPI), Integrated Safety Management System (ISMS), Radiological Controls and the work control program for the Waste Treatment Completion Company (WTCC) staff and management assigned to the Plant Management. Ensures the Coaches/Mentors have the tools (training, briefings, and coaching) to apply these programs to their daily activities in a safe, consistent, and effective manner.

Mentoring, training, and coaching supports implementation of a disciplined and structured operations approach that supports commissioning, future operation, and promotes worker, public, and environmental protection. The work is performed using seminars (brief overviews of the Conduct of Operations program) during crew briefs, pre-job briefs, and through direct observations and interactions with Operations staff and leadership, Maintenance staff and leadership, and Operations shift assigned personnel. Most of the work will be performed directly observing personnel performing work activities in the plant.

This position may require working rotating shifts, back shifts, weekends, and/or holidays.

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


  • Provides daily oversight, coordination, and management of work performed by the Conduct of Operations Coaches/Mentors working a rotating shift schedule

  • Supervise assigned personnel in the completion of complex work

  • 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

  • Provide leadership, under the direction of the Operations Support Manager, to achieve readiness of operations and maintenance programs and personnel as defined under DOE O 425.1 and the readiness Plan of Action (POA)

  • Provide mentoring and coaching to WTCC operating crews on key conduct of operations principles addressed in DOE O 422.1

  • Facilitate the incorporation of feedback developed during coaching sessions into procedural and process improvements to strengthen implementation of DOE Order 422.1 requirements

  • Perform (in a hands-on-approach) a coaching role with individuals directly responsible for the management, supervision, and execution of field work activities to ensure proper disciplined Conduct of Operations and appropriate HPI tool usage

  • Participate in assessments required to achieve readiness per DOE O 425.1D, and lead efforts to achieve and demonstrate readiness in accordance with DOE O 425.1D during the Management Self-Assessment, Contractor Operational Readiness Review (ORR) and DOE ORR

  • Participate in the Management Engagement and Management Observation Program processes.

  • Be capable of performing Senior Supervisory Watch (SSW) of high-risk work and first-time evolutions as required

  • Prepare reports on observations and coaching activities for presentation to Conduct of Operations Council, Plant Management and shift assigned personnel, and WTCC Senior Managers.

  • Integrate with other readiness activities to support achieving overall readiness

  • Assist in developing and monitoring Conduct of Operations and HPI key performance indicators.

  • Identify housekeeping and facility material condition deficiencies to the appropriate organization(s) for corrective action

  • Understand DFLAW system design and operation, including environmental, safety, and health aspects and regulatory conformance

  • Suspend mentoring and intervene in the event of unsafe / noncompliant work activities. Exercise use of stop work authority if required

  • 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 supervisor’s request


  • Supervise assigned personnel to include assigning complex work, setting work priorities, and evaluating and training them

  • Maintain awareness of the facility status and ensuring that facility equipment, including equipment operated by others in support facility operations, is operated in accordance with written and approved procedures

  • Perform periodic tours of the facility to observe activities and ensure they are being performed safely and in accordance with approved procedures

  • Maintains established performance standards and adherence to those standards

  • Identifies resource needs to support priorities and goals.

  • Suspend activities considered to be unsafe or in violation of approved procedures at the facility.

  • Perform delegated functions as directed by the Operations Support Manager.


(PFM-HAO) Plant Facility Management – Hazardous Activity Observer

1: Primary Job Classification Essential Functions:

  • Performs deskwork, including reading, writing, computer work processes, and telephone operations

  • Arranges for and/or performs presentations, oral reports, planning meetings, and other formal and informal contacts

  • May require long periods of sitting and/or standing

  • Occasional lifting or transport of items to from desk and printing stations

2: Secondary Job Classification Essential Functions:

  • Oversee field activities inside and outside posted/barricaded hazardous/contaminated areas e.g., radiological, chemical, etc.

through inspections, observations, coaching, which require walking, climbing, descending, crouching, standing, bending, twisting and turning along with wearing personnel protective equipment while carrying an assortment of small items (e.g. flashlight, procedures, tablet or notebook, etc.)

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.


Ten (10) years’ experience in maintenance, operations, startup, and or commissioning nuclear, high hazard waste treatment, and/or commercial nuclear facilities; demonstrated knowledge of DOE operating policies, rules and regulations, or knowledge of commercial / military nuclear facilities (e.g. NRC/INPO) regulations and requirements; and knowledge of industry codes and standards in the area of expertise.

Five (5) years supervisory experience required. Previous Facility Operations Manager or Facility Manager experience in DOE nuclear facilities is preferred.

Must have working knowledge and experience of following DOE Orders:

  • 422.1 Conduct of Operations

  • 425.1D Verification of Readiness to Start Up or Restart Nuclear Facilities

  • 426.2 Personnel Selection, Training, Qualifications, and Certification Requirements for Nuclear Facilities

  • 232.1 Occurrence Reporting and Processing of Operations Information

The preferred candidate has extensive knowledge and experience implementing DOE O 422.1 Conduct of Operations requirements and HPI tools and performing oversight of similar activities.

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.

This position may require working rotating shifts, back shifts, weekends, and/or holidays.


Must be able to work in the United States without Sponsorship