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Amentum Underground Facility Engineer in CARLSBAD, New Mexico

Job Summary

Nuclear Waste Partnership, an LLC of Amentum, managing and operating contractor of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) is currently seeking a qualified individual to serve as an Underground Facility Engineer to join our Operations team located in Carlsbad, NM.

There are multiple postings for this position. Applying to more than one posting will not increase your chances of being selected. Please only apply to one posting.

The successful candidate will have in-depth knowledge of plant equipment and systems operations and procedures and full knowledge of regulatory requirements. Knowledge and understanding of the responsibilities involved with the Work Control process for authorization and work release. Knowledge of radiological control procedures. Be able to apply specific plant knowledge and experience to support operations of equipment and systems and on theory of operation. Analyze breakdowns or problems to determine optimal solutions and develop procedures accordingly. Develop and direct maintenance or operational test activities to ensure plant operability and compliance. Prepare and conduct related training programs for affected employees as a qualified subject matter expert. Coordinate with engineering on equipment and system installations and develop appropriate maintenance and operation procedures. Plan and execute equipment or system outages for maintenance and repair. Report all issues or concerns related to integration of facility activities/readiness, environment, or quality to management. Follow all safety procedures, regulations, and policies. Conduct frequent inspections of assigned work area to ensure that safe working conditions are maintained. Promptly report any hazards or unsafe conditions to management. Implement standards contained in NWP "Code of Business Ethics and Conduct”. Three (3) years of nuclear project experience (or equivalent) will be required in order to become fully qualified.

NWP Exempt Salary Grade (30-32)

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree with two (2) years of related experience, or

  • Associates Degree with six (6) years of related experience, or

  • High School Diploma or GED with ten (10) years of related experience is required.

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain respirator qualifications.

  • One (1) year of plant/facility operating experience is required.

  • Due to the nature of the work, all candidates must be US Citizens.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Underground Operations experience is preferred.

  • Three (3) years nuclear project experience is preferred, where two (2) of the three (3) years may be substituted by full-time related academic training (e.g. degree programs, trade schools, vocational programs, etc.).

  • Previous WIPP Project experience is a plus.

EOE including Disability/Protected Veterans. If you are an applicant with a disability that requires a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability—or unable to use—the online application system and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact our Reasonable Accommodation Helpline at 1-888-877-3181 or 301-944-3299 or email itsupport@amentum.com for assistance. In order to address your request, the following information is needed:


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