Bechtel Corporation Quality Controls Inspector WTCC (212989) in Richland, Washington

  • Requisition ID: 213114

  • Position Title: Quality Controls Inspector WTCC (213114)

  • Project: WTCC

  • Location: Richland, WA

  • Relocation Authorized: National - Family

  • Work Authorization: Possess right to work in the US without sponsorship

  • Other Requirements: Pre-employment drug screen, background check and physical

Project Overview:

Bechtel is designing, constructing, and commissioning the world’s largest radioactive-waste treatment plant for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in southeastern Washington State. The project will use vitrification technology to process and stabilize 56 million gallons (212 million liters) of radioactive and chemical waste stored at the Hanford Site which is a byproduct of plutonium-production during World War II and the Cold War era.

The cleanup project is one of DOE’s most technically challenging and the largest undertaking of its kind—equivalent to building two nuclear power plants. The construction site spans 65 acres (26 hectares) and includes facilities for pretreatment, low-activity waste vitrification, and high-level waste vitrification, as well as an analytical laboratory.

Positions located at the Construction Site (22 miles north of Richland) work a 4 x 10 schedule, M-Th, 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. All other work locations (Richland WA, San Francisco CA and Reston VA) work a 9-80’s schedule, M-F 7:00 am to 4:30 pm with alternating Fridays off.


The Commissioning and Operations (C&O) Quality Control Inspector (QI) Low Activity Waste (LAW), Balance of Facilities (BOF), and the Analytical Laboratory (Lab) (LBL) functionally reports to the C&O QC Inspection Lead. The C&O QC Inspector is responsible for supporting system/facility turnover schedule from Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) to C&O care, custody, and control. The QC Inspector is responsible for assigned activities within the C&O QC Inspection program in support of system startup testing, commissioning, and operations. C&O QC Inspector assures oversight of the proper use of WTP processes, procedures, and their implementation


  • Performing assigned duties as a Quality Control Inspector to ensure appropriate quality inspection coverage for WTP, including LBL facilities;

  • Assuring oversight of the proper use of processes, procedures, and their implementation;

  • Personal ownership for completion of training, obtaining and maintaining required qualifications and certifications, inspection planning and inspection execution for assigned activities;

  • Attaining and maintaining required training and qualification for QC inspection and nondestructive testing such as dye penetrant, magnetic particle, etc. as identified in the quality program and specified by the Quality Assurance Manager in individual training profiles;

  • Reviewing and/or completing (including documenting) inspections in design adequacy testing documents to validate attributes comply with acceptance criteria specified in the document. Inspection plan elements include: attributes to be inspected; description of inspection method or process to be used; identification of organization responsible for the inspection; acceptance criteria; measuring and test equipment (M&TE) used to perform the inspection is of the correct type, range accuracy and tolerance, and is within calibration period; methods to record inspection results; and the identification of any mandatory hold points.

  • Support the Waste Treatment Plant Nuclear Safety Quality Culture by emphasizing the values of safety and quality in the performance of work 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

Basic Qualifications :

  • Bachelor degree in engineering, architecture, science or equivalent education with a minimum of 6 years of relevent experience; in lieu of education a HS diploma or its equivalent and a minimum of 12 years of relevent experience.

  • Must be able to work in the United States without sponsorship.

Minimum Qualifications :

  • Initial QC Inspector capabilities include evaluation of education, experience, training, and either test results or capability demonstration.

  • Each candidate should be proficient in at least one of the following inspection disciplines and should possess sufficient background, knowledge, and training or demonstrated capability, to cross train, and become certified in the other disciplines: (e.g. Mechanical, Electrical, Instrument and Controls, Nondestructive Examinations (e.g. Magnetic Particle, Liquid Penetrant). (NQA-1-2000, RQMT 2, 302).

Preferred Quallifications :

  • Department of Energy, NRC, or Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program experience desired.

  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in implementing DOE Quality Assurance requirements (DOE O 414.1X) in accomplishing work at DOE facilities.

  • Previous experience with analytical laboratory quality assurance method or processes is desired.

Shaping tomorrow together

Bechtel is among the most respected engineering, project management, and construction companies in the world. We stand apart for our ability to get the job done right—no matter how big, how complex, or how remote. Bechtel operates through four global business units that specialize in infrastructure; mining and metals; nuclear, security and environmental; and oil, gas, and chemicals. Since its founding in 1898, Bechtel has worked on more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents. Today, our 53,000 colleagues team with customers, partners, and suppliers on diverse projects in nearly 40 countries.

Bechtel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.