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Posted by: Talascend <billiejo.mctighe@talascend.com> on June 30, 2019 at 00:04:01. Click here to reply to this post via Email.Click here for help with email link

Post Number: 527164
Posted By: Talascend
Posted On: 2019-06-30 00:04:01
Email Address: billiejo.mctighe@talascend.com
Subject: Senior Startup Operations Engineer (99331)
Contract / Temp to Direct / Direct Hire: Contract
City: Richland
State: Washington
Country: United States

Talascend is currently seeking a Senior Startup Operations Engineer (Night shift) for a contract opportunity located in Richland, WA.


Support the plant start-up and commissioning process, managing assigned commissioning activities and coordinating activities between the control room and other disciplines within the startup organization.

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

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


Principle responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

Coordinate startup activities between startup and control room personnel to ensure safe operate of facility equipment, consistent with applicable procedures, standards, codes, regulations and equipment limitations.
Provide technical assistance to personnel will operate facility systems and equipment.
Provide OJT training to operations personnel during startup.
Provide input to detailed startup planning of project startup activities.
Perform other duties as directed in support of project activities.
Work hours as required, including rotating shifts, overtime, weekends and holidays as necessary to support the project.


A minimum 5 years of experience in startup/commissioning/operations of government or industrial facility, to include startup testing, maintenance, and/or plant operation.
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 pre-employment drug screen 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.
In-depth knowledge in the areas of system operations from DCS system 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.


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


Bachelorís Degree from an accredited university in related field and 6 years related experience in startup/operations; in lieu of a formal degree, high school diploma or equivalent and 12 years of related experience in startup/operations.

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those qualified individuals who closely meet the qualifications of this position will be contacted. The details of the position are only a summary; other duties may be assigned as necessary. Background Check and Drug Screen may be required for this position.

If you are interested in other positions with Talascend, please visit our website at www.talascend.com.

Talascend is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran.

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