Instrumentation & Controls Engineer in Richland, WA at Johnson Service Group

Date Posted: 1/15/2022

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    Richland, WA
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    At least 7 year(s)
  • Date Posted:

Job Description

JobID: 388053

Johnson Service Group is recruiting for an experienced, Instrumentation and Controls Engineer, for a 12-month contract assignment with Bechtel National.

This position is located at the Hanford Waste Treatment Plant Construction Site (22 miles north of Richland, WA) and works a 4 x 10 schedule, Monday-Thursday, 6:30 am to 5:00 pm. Other locations may work a 9-80 schedule, M-F 7:00 am to 4:30 pm with alternating Fridays off. Extended hours as needed. This role offers a W2 hourly base rate (time and a half for overtime) + per diem and mobilization/demobilization.

U.S. Citizenship Required.

In accordance with Bechtel's duty to provide and maintain a safe workplace for our employees and to safeguard the health of our families, customers, and visitors, we have adopted mandatory COVID-19 safety protocols for each work location, which include a proof of vaccination requirement for all Hanford facilities.

Target Start Date: 01/03/2022
Target End Date: 01/09/2023


  • Responsible for technical activities relating to operations and maintenance of plant equipment during Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) and Commissioning and Operations.
  • Protects the installed configuration of the plant systems and provides technical support and issue resolution needed for operation and maintenance of the plant equipment.
  • Interacts with other Plant Engineers, Operations, Maintenance, WTP Project groups, subcontractors, and equipment vendors as required to perform job assignments.
  • Implement Plant Engineering program elements as assigned.
  • Develop, review, concur with and/or assess engineering technical documents.
  • Develop, review, concur with and/or assess management control procedures, technical procedures, or guides.
  • Assess facilities, systems, and/or processes anomalies or degraded conditions.
  • Resolve condition report issues or other similar discrepancies as assigned.
  • Develop or request support to develop engineering products for system or equipment repair or replacement.
  • Provide on-site technical support during preventative or corrective maintenance activities or commissioning.
  • Assist assigned engineers in determining operability and correcting out-of-specification conditions.
  • Ensure the health and safety of self and staff by implementing the principles of ISMS.
  • Ensure that personal conduct of work is consistent with nuclear safety and quality culture expectations.
  • Support control of field work in assigned areas, including integration of project activities, repairs, and equipment operations activities.
  • Support operations, maintenance, and commissioning of the WTP Facilities.
  • Remain apprised of operational status and ongoing modification activities.
  • Provide technical review of facility/system related procedures and work instructions.
  • Assist with resolution of design issues necessary to support plant operations and/or maintenance.
  • Review Project design and other documents for operations, maintenance, and testing impacts and providing alternative solutions.
  • Interface with subcontractors, vendors, and project support groups.
  • Ensures timely and accurate oral and written technical reports on assigned activities.
  • Complete required training and maintain qualifications associated with assignments.
  • 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.

Education / Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering discipline or related science
  • 7+ years of experience in processing facilities, DOE facilities, or DOD facilities preferred
  • 1 year of Nuclear facility experience required. (Nuclear experience when used in reference to Nonreactor Nuclear Facilities, is experience acquired at any facility in which radioactive materials are routinely handled, stored, processed, or utilized.)
  • Must be able to complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check.
  • Must be able to obtain a DOE badge for access to the Hanford Site.
  • Upon reporting, must be able to complete and pass a medical evaluation for badging purposes.
  • Must have full mobility, be able to walk on uneven or broken surfaces (rocks, gravel, etc.). The examination includes, but is not limited to ability to pass blood pressure test, able to bend, twist, pull, push, climb, and lift more than 20 lbs.

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience in processing facilities, DOE facilities, or DOD facilities preferred.
  • Experience with national consensus codes and standards preferred.
  • Experience with Oracle database configuration and management preferred.
  • Experience with profibus, foundation fieldbus, and integrated control network process systems preferred.
  • Knowledge and experience with Ethernet switches, routers, cabling, and protocol(s) preferred.
  • Calibration experience with temperature, flow, level, pH, pressure, and/or other process variable transmitters preferred.
  • Knowledge of conventional process control, such as on/off, PID, lead/lag preferred.


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