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Amentum Operations Specialist III - LOTO in Richland, Washington

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

Performs desk work, including writing, computer workstation processes, and telephone operation. Arranges for and/or performs presentations, oral reports, planning meetings, and other formal and informal contacts, requiring long periods of sitting. Oversees field activities through inspections, testing and equipment operations, which requires walking, standing, bending, and turning along with wearing of personal protective equipment. Occasional loading, transport, and unloading of tools and/or supplies specific to an activity.

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.



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. Bachelor's Degree in engineering or science may be substituted for 4 years of experience.


Minimum 6 years of related experience. 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. 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. Familiarity with work management and configuration management processes is desired. Strong background with electrical systems highly desired.

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

  • Lockout/Tagout implementation with 29 CFR 1910 and 219 CFR 1926

This position is located at the Construction Site (22 miles north of Richland) and selected candidate must be willing and able to work a rotating shift schedule either a 4 days on / 4 days off, 2 weeks days, 2 weeks nights; or 4 days on / 4 days off, Day shift only.

Must be able to work in the United States without Sponsorship