External Job Opportunity

TitleMechanical Engineer (Repost)
Position Number38913
CompanyWA River Protection Solutions
City/StateRichland, WA
LocationRichland, WA

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 56 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. Engineering at WRPS consists of process engineering, design engineering, nuclear safety, plant/system engineering, construction project engineering, procurement engineering, process and control system engineering, engineering standards/program implementation, and the Chief Technology Office. These areas support all areas of the tank farm mission including Retrievals, Production Operations, Field Projects, Waste Feed Delivery Projects, and long term innovations.

The Advanced Modular Pretreatment System (AMPS) organization provides outstanding Project Engineering and Design Authority leadership for the execution of major projects throughout the Hanford Site. The AMPS Project will provide new chemical processing enclosures, underground waste transfer lines and the supporting infrastructure to receive tank waste from tank AP-107, filter the waste, and remove cesium.

Mechanical engineers are responsible for providing engineering support to the WRPS mission within the Engineering Organization. Duties of the mechanical engineer will typically include design , analysis, testing, fabrication, control, operation, monitoring, and maintenance of mechanical systems. These mechanical systems are resident in all existing tank farm facilities and new facilities under design and construction.

The specific engineering duties will include the following:
* Assume responsibility for the mechanical system aspects of specific projects/scope including design, application, test, or the preparation of specifications for systems, materials, equipment or components in collaboration with other engineering/science competencies within the team.
* Prepare technical manuals, reports, procedures and deliver technical presentations to engineering, operations, projects, and customer organizations.
* Conduct site/area visits and investigate engineering problems, propose solutions and alternatives and provide recommendations
* Apply technical knowledge toward the reduction of the cost and improvement of systems where possible and incorporate new ideas resulting from engineering/scientific progress in the field.
* Preparation of scope, cost, and schedules for projects/tasks.
* Problem-solving for complex technical challenges with adaptations of engineering alternatives. * Generate complete design specifications of more complex projects.
* Verify and comply with engineering documentation standards and test procedures.
* Act as lead on projects and/or mentor less experience engineers
* Ability to execute tasks with minimal oversight
* Ability to solve highly technical problems

Required Qualifications
Grade 20:
Bachelor of Science (BS) in Mechanical Engineering or related technical discipline; with
Ten (10) years related experience

Grade 21:
Bachelor of Science (BS) in Mechanical Engineering or related technical discipline; with
Twelve (12) years 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 experience in a nuclear facility
PE License

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).

Compensation & Benefits
Grade 20:
Hiring Range Minimum: $126,025
Hiring Range Maximum: $158,875

Grade 21:
Hiring Range Minimum: $138,700
Hiring Range Maximum: $174,900

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 ProvidedYes
U.S. Citizenship RequiredYes
Clearance RequiredNo
Job ClassificationExempt
Shift Work RequiredNo


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