Conduct of Operations Specialist

Bechtel Plant Machinery, Inc   •  

Richmond, KY

Industry: Manufacturing


11 - 15 years

Posted 46 days ago

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Project Background:

Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass is the systems contractor selected by the Department of Defense’s Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives program to design, build, systemize, test, operate, and close a facility to destroy the chemical weapons stockpile at the Blue Grass Army Depot in Richmond, Kentucky. The Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (BGCAPP) will safely destroy 523 tons of mustard and nerve agent in projectiles and rockets. Neutralization followed by supercritical water oxidation is the technology selected by the Department of Defense to destroy the nerve agent, while the Explosive Destruction Technology will be used to destroy the mustard in the Blue Grass chemical weapons stockpile.

Candidates for unescorted access to the Chemical Limited Area must successfully clear National Agency Check with Local Check (NACLC). All employees are subject and agree to random drug and alcohol testing as a condition of employment. The ability to obtain/maintain access to the Blue Grass Army Depot is required. Must be physically fit and able to work safely at an operating plant. Eligible applicants must be a US Citizen and successfully go through a government screening process. Based on project goals and objectives, candidates established within our local community are desirable.

Role Overview
The Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (BGCAPP) is looking for a Conduct of Operations Specialist at the Richmond, KY site location. This position will report to the Project Manager the BGCAPP project.

This position is intended to support the continuous improvement of the Conduct of Operations at BGCAPP. The goal will be achieved by direct and ongoing field observation, providing immediate feedback and coaching to the field workforce, providing senior management non-attribution status and where necessary developing and supporting the implementation of process improvements. BGCAPP operates on a 24/7 schedule. This position may be required to work a schedule of rotating shifts including nights, weekends or holidays.

Principle responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Establish policies, programs, and procedures that define an effective operations organization, including the following elements:
  • mentoring and self-assessment of operations
  • management and worker accountability for the safe performance of work
  • methods for analysis of hazards and implementation of hazard controls in the work planning and execution process
  • Establish and implement operations practices to ensure that shift operators are alert, informed of conditions, and operate equipment properly.
  • prompt notification to operating personnel and supervisor of changes in facility status, abnormalities, or difficulties encountered in performing assigned task.
  • Adherence by operating personnel and other workers to established safety requirements
  • Establish and implement operations practices that promote orderly business-like control area operations and address the following elements:
  • formality and discipline in the control and at-the-controls areas
  • surveillance f control panels and timely response to determine and correct the cause of abnormalities/out-of-specification conditions
  • Establish and implement operations practices for investigating events to determine their impact and prevent recurrence, addressing the following elements:
  • specific events requiring investigation, and criteria for identifying other events or conditions to be investigated
  • designation of investigators and their training and qualification
  • investigation process and techniques
  • causal analysis and corrective action determination
  • eventinvestigation reporting, training, and trending

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related technical field from an accredited college or university and 15 years of relevant, professional experience in Operations; or, in lieu of a degree, 21 years of related relevant industrialexperience.
  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain any security clearances required for this position according to Army Regulation 50-6 (Chemical Surety).

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience implementing or functioning under DOE Order (O) 422.1, Conduct of Operations, or an equivalent standard.
  • Experience in field training, managing, or performance-based oversight of Conduct of Operations.
  • Must have ability to build positive working relationships with all levels of the organization.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience as a Conduct of Operations Specialist or similar role operating under DOE or DOD requirements.

This project is subject to the Army Regulations (AR50-6 Chemical Surety) which governs persons performing work under the Chemical Personnel Reliability Program (CPRP) and Unescorted Access Program (UAP). Depending on the work performed and the access granted a government securityinvestigation and other physical requirements such as respirators may be mandated. Eligibility to be placed in a CPRP or UAP position requires US citizenship.

The following Surety Program marked with an “x” apply to this job:

None / No Program

_____ This position is designated as a Chemical Duty Position and is subject to the requirements of the Chemical Personnel Reliability Program (CPRP). As a condition of employment, candidates and incumbents must favorably complete a series of screenings included but not limited to: a personnel security investigation, urinalysis testing, medical exam and respiratory screening, and must meet and maintain personnel suitability and reliability requirements established by Army Regulations.

  • Requisition ID: 218533