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[Fire Protection Engineer] Fire Protection Technician - WIPP - 6737

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Edgewater is seeking qualified candidates for Fire Protection Technician opportunities to support our customer at the WIPP Facility outside of Carlsbad, NM.

The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) is the nationís only permanent nuclear waste repository for defense-generated transuranic (TRU) waste generated from Department of Energy (DOE) sites across the country. Waste is permanently isolated over 2,000 feet underground in deep salt beds.
Per diem is available for those who qualify.

Fire Protection Technician

Greater than 10 years of Department of Energy, Department of Defense, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, or other large industrial complex experience Fire Protection Program experience and a National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies is required.
Education requirements: Fire Protection Technology Certificate is required. A Bachelorís degree in related field with an emphasis in specialty areas is preferred. On a case-by-case basis, the NWP Engineering Manager may accept a Subcontractor based on experience in lieu of the education requirements. Specialty areas include:
A. Fire Suppression Systems (suppression, detection and water supply)
B. Evaluation of existing fire protection program elements
C. Evaluation of Staff qualification and training for adequacy and recommendations,
D. Assist with troubleshooting existing impairments,
E. System tests and walkdown/inspections,
F. Evaluation and improvement of current facility and system conditions

Knowledge shall include an understanding of fire protection principles, concepts and microcomputer applications; ability to deliver oral presentations to convey technical findings and recommendations; ability to write clear, concise, and organized memos and reports.
Other Qualifications:

DOE experience preferred.
Sound communication skills to effectively interface with internal and external customers.
Able to work well in the field and take ownership of assigned system equipment mechanical and electrical control systems.
Able to work with groups to provide overlapping support to other engineers while possibly working on several assigned tasks.
Able to clearly communicate technical information to non-technical personnel both verbally as well as in writing.
Able to expand skill set beyond own discipline to include understanding of control systems, interfaces with other electrical, mechanical, and structural systems.
Able to work in an industrial and construction site environment including walking over uneven surfaces, in the underground mine, and over long distances with periods of standing.

Duties may include:
Provide continuity in experienced expertise personnel to provide guidance and oversight to the current Fire Protection Engineering and support staff, assisting in troubleshooting existing impairments, system tests and walkdown/inspections, development of Fire Protection Engineer/Cognizant System Engineer training/qualification processes and evaluation and improvement of current facility and system conditions. Technician scope may include evaluation of the existing fire protection program elements and implementing procedures including fire protection systems (suppression, detection and water supply), and staff qualification and training for adequacy and recommendations. Evaluation of current test, inspection and maintenance practices including compliance with NFPA codes, DOE requirements and any addition regulatory requirements and development of new or revise procedures, and development of model work orders and practices to expedite repairs and enhance system operability/availability. Scope will also include assisting in troubleshooting existing impairments, system tests and walk down/inspections.

The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) facility, managed and operated by Nuclear Waste Partnership LLC (NWP). The WIPP is an engineered repository, designed to permanently dispose waste contaminated with trace amounts of radioactive transuranic elements from research and production of nuclear weapons in the U.S. DOE defense program(s).
WIPP is located in southeastern New Mexico, 32 miles east of Carlsbad. Project facilities include disposal rooms excavated in an ancient and stable salt formation 2,150 feet underground.
We are seeking the professional services of experienced facility system engineers (Electrical, Mechanical, Structural, Nuclear, Fire Protection, Instrumentation and Controls (I&C), etc.) to assist in the development and implementation of the Cognizant System Engineer (CSE) program as required by DOE Order 420.1C, Facility Safety.
The activities under this scope of work will include both the performance of the CSE duties, and the coaching/mentoring of CSEs.
We are seeking professional and technical services of experienced design and project engineers and fire technicians to assist in the execution of design and project engineering functions in support of the WIPP mission. Engineers will execute engineering responsibility for conduct of one or more projects applying standard problem-solving techniques and engineering principles, concepts, theories, and methods over Plant Systems. Disciplines needed include Mechanical, Electrical, Structural, Instrumentation & Controls, Computer Hardware/Software Instrument & Controls, Mining Engineer, Construction Engineer, Mechanical Mining Equipment, Civil, Nuclear, Project Engineers, Senior Project Engineer, and Fire Protection Engineers and Technicians and potentially a small number combined from among materials engineer, welding engineer, procurement engineer, nuclear engineer, nuclear safety analyses, chemical engineer, as well as one or two multi-disciplined (proficient in a range of engineering disciplines and in addition are leaders broadly experienced in Operations, Engineering, and Maintenance) principle, senior principle, consulting, or senior consulting engineers from among the previously listed engineering discipline areas.

The places of performance will be NWP or DOE Facilities in Carlsbad, NM and the WIPP Site. Work tasks may require travel to other DOE sites or vender facilities.

If you are interested in being considered for this position and your resume clearly outlines your relevant experience for this position, please follow the applications steps via our website: www.Edgewatertech.net/careers.
Edgewater will not submit your resume without first having detailed discussions with you and obtaining your permission to do so. We look forward to hearing from you!

Founded in 2003, Edgewater is a professional and technical services firm supporting the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S., U.K., and Canadian Commercial Nuclear Industry, and private sector businesses involved in high-hazard or complex operations. Edgewater proudly offers expertise in numerous technical disciplines necessary to support operational environments where Integrated Safety Management and formal, disciplined operations are essential to ensure safety, quality, security, and regulatory compliance.
Edgewater is committed to recruiting and maintaining a staff of highly skilled professionals to support our customers. In keeping with this objective, we offer highly competitive salaries and employee benefit packages structured to best suit your needs. We offer multiple individual and family benefit options including paid time off, medical, dental, life, vision, and disability insurance, and a pre-tax 401 (k) retirement account with Company matching contributions and 100% vesting for eligible participants beginning DAY 1.

Edgewater is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and all qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected Veterans, or individuals with disabilities.

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