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Technical Procedure Writer

Richland, WA 99352

Posted: 01/19/2019 Job Number: 21948

NOTE: Bechtel is an E-Verify employer subject to FAR 52.222-54 and Staffing Service will be required to use Department of Homeland Security's electronic verification ("E-Verify") system to verify employment eligibility of all persons assigned by the

contractor to perform work for Bechtel within the United States and its territories. WTP Human Resources will require Staffing Service to confirm that the selected applicant has completed theE-Verify process prior to extending an offer for this position.


The Hanford Tank Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant located in southeastern Washington state will use vitrification technology to process and solidify 56 million gallons (210 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 project is the largest undertaking of its kind and one of DOE's most technically challenging cleanup projects.    Its construction spans 65 acres (26 hectares) with four major nuclear facilities-   Pretreatment,   Low­ Activity Waste Vitrification,   High-Level Waste Vitrification   and Analytical   Laboratory- as well as operations   and maintenance buildings, utilities, other support facilities.

The Waste Treatment Completion Company (WTCC) is a limited liability corporation created by Bechtel National

Inc. (BNI) and AECOM. WTCC is a subcontractor to BNI, the prime contractor, to deliver the construction, turnover, startup, and commissioning activities for the WTP project.

This position is located at the Construction Site (22 miles north of Richland) and works a 4 x 10 schedule, M-Th, 6: 30a.M. To 5 p.M. Selected applicant needs to be able and willing to work weekends as needed.


This position shall be performed under the day-to-day direction, control and supervision of Waste Treatment Closure Company.



Provide technical procedure writers conversant in using Microsoft Office programs.   The writers will develop system operating manuals for the Balance of Facilities systems, Low Activity Waste Metter Facility systems, and the Laboratory Building systems (does not include analytical procedures for the Lab) for the Waste Treatment Plant (WTP). The types of systems could include fluid, mechanical handling, or electrical.

The writers should have a technical background in fluid systems, mechanical handling systems, or electrical distribution. The starting point for development will typically be draft procedures in Microsoft Word that will be

required  to be updated to Revision 0 and validated for operations.   The writers will be required to interface with Design and Systems engineers, Operations and Maintenance personnel, as well as Training personnel to ensure the procedures have incorporated the required elements and meet the required standards.

The writers will be assigned system procedures to develop and be required to meet deadlines for procedure development and approval.

Additionally, some procedure writers may be assigned to develop, or update, procedures associated with the Documented Safety Analysis implementation . A knowledge of Technical Safety Requirement implementation using surveillances is a plus.
Basic Qualifications:
•     Bachelor's degree in an engineering or scientific discipline or quality assurance from an accredited university and a minimum of 6 years of experience in a field of engineering, environmental, procurement, construction, testing, operations or quality assurance.

•     In lieu of formal degree, a minimum of 12 years of experience in a field of engineering, testing, or operations.

•    Upon reporting, must be able to clear a physical examination and drug screen to obtain a badge to access the WTP Project Construction Site.

•     Possess the legal right to work and remain in the United States without sponsorship.




Per Diem Amounts





Incidental       j  $5.00

If applicable, mobilization and demobilization expenses (mileage, lodging, and M&IE) are authorized to and from the assignment location if point of origin is more than 50 miles away. Demobilization is authorized only if the assignment is completed per the assignment end date, or Bechtel ends the assignment earlier than specified . Contract employees are expected to drive their own car to the assignment location. Lodging plus methodology is approved for the settling-in period of the first 15 days or until long-term lodging is occupied, whichever occurs first. For mobilization, demobilization and during the settling-in period all charges except M&IE per diems are to be invoiced by the agency to Bechtel with required receipts. After long-term lodging is occupied, or the 15-day period has elapsed, the per diem allowance for lodging, meals and incidental expenses will be no more than 75% of the approved FTR rate and will be expensed via daily entry into gBETR time record system (receipts for lodging are no longer required).


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