Mechanical Startup Engineer in Richland, WA at Johnson Service Group

Date Posted: 1/8/2021

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Job Description

JobID: 381632

Mechanical Startup Engineer 

Role Overview
Support the plant start-up and commissioning process, managing assigned commissioning activities. This will require coordinating with other disciplines within the startup organization to complete all required testing.
Principle responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
• Prepare system testing and turnover documentation including scoped documents, test records, test procedures and other similar required documents.
• Prepare system preoperational test procedures for assigned systems. Complete testing per equivalent Corporate Standard Test and Commissioning Procedures (STCP) and Standard Work Process Procedures (SWPP), site-specific, pre-op, and other procedures which may be required to be prepared in this position. Complete all test records, data sheets, etc. to fully document testing activities.
• Coordinate with and provide direction to supplier Technical Assistants to complete commissioning of vendor supplied equipment. Monitor supplier TA activities to ensure proper charging of TA time
• Supervise and direct craft and subcontractor personnel as required to support commissioning. Plan work with the subcontractors and craft, monitor it and control it in accordance with the terms of the contract to stay within the budget and schedule constraints. Report and document subcontractor work activities on a daily basis in accordance with applicable procedures. Provide input to engineering on revisions required to system descriptions, vendor operating and
maintenance manuals, etc. based on review of documents during development of the preoperational test procedures and executing of the commissioning to ensure all such documents are consistent; Prepare the necessary design change and non-conformance documents in accordance with Company procedures as required to document as-built conditions and/or properly resolve deficiencies.
• Prepare detailed startup plans for assigned project system commissioning activities, integrate all discipline activities into these plans; Provide input and updates to project controls as required to maintain accuracy and progress of project schedules, QURR and other progress tracking tools.
• Supervise field manual craft as required to perform assigned tasks; monitor and control craft performance and be accountable for performance of the craft against the budget.
• Participate in system turnover walkdowns for both Construction turnovers and Customer handovers; initiate, track and resolve punchlist items for assigned areas of responsibility.
• Apply knowledge of industry and regulatory standards, and design criteria pertinent to large DOE project to development of test plans and procedures.
• Use well developed interpersonal skills to interact closely and frequently with project management, client management and operations and maintenance personnel while maintaining a level of commercial awareness that does not create adverse exposure to the project’s financial and schedule positions.
• Use well developed leadership skills to plan, organize, and complete activities and ensure completion of all required documentation.
• Use Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access in the execution of work assignments.
• Work hours as required, including shiftwork, overtime, weekends and holidays as necessary to support the project.
• Perform other duties as directed in support of project activities.

Basic Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Engineering or related field and 9 years related experience in startup, nuclear power facility experience, or similar; or in lieu of a formal degree, high school diploma or equivalent and 15 years of related experience to include Startup, nuclear power facility experience, industry or military license/certification/qualification in electrical work or similar.
• A minimum 3 years of experience in startup and commissioning of mechanical equipment and system testing is required, to include startup testing or maintenance of rotating equipment, pipeline cleaning, and system lineup.
• At least 3 years of experience in supervising and managing craft workers to perform maintenance or commissioning activities.
Minimum Qualifications
• 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.
• Must be able to complete and pass a drug screen, medical, and background check which includes verification of employment and education. Must be able to obtain a Department of Energy badge for access to the Hanford Site.
• In-depth knowledge in the areas of Mechanical, Operations, and/or Shift Technical Engineer and knowledge of principles and practices related to sound operation.
• Good knowledge of related construction and engineering practices and the economics involved.
• Knowledge of industry and regulatory standards, and design criteria.
• Skill in oral and written communication.
• Possess the legal right to work and remain in the United States without sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications
• Previous experience and knowledge of Startup procedures, programs, and processes.
• Previous experiences as a Startup (Commissioning) Engineer scheduling and performing system checkout and operation.
• Previous commercial nuclear/Department of Energy experience.


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