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Quality Control Inspector

Requisition ID:  254185

Requisition Posting End Date: 


Project Overview:

Bechtel is designing, constructing, and commissioning the world’s largest radioactive waste treatment plant for the U.S. Department of Energy at the Hanford Site in southeastern Washington State. The Hanford Tank Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant will use vitrification technology to process and solidify 56 million gallons (210 million liters) of radioactive and chemical waste stored at the Hanford site, which is a byproduct of plutonium production during World War II and the Cold War era.


The project is the largest undertaking of its kind and one of DOE’s most technically challenging cleanup projects. Its construction spans 65 acres (26 hectares) with four major nuclear facilities – Pretreatment, Low-Activity Waste Vitrification, High-Level Waste Vitrification and Analytical Laboratory – as well as operations and maintenance buildings, utilities, other support facilities.


This position is located at the Construction Site (22 miles north of Richland) and works a 4 x 10 schedule, Monday-Thursday, 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Selected applicant needs to be able and willing to work weekends as needed. Also, the selected applicant needs to be able and willing to work night shift (5:30 pm to 4:00 am) and weekends as needed.


The Waste Treatment Completion Company (WTCC) is a limited liability corporation created by Bechtel National Inc. (BNI) and Amentum. WTCC is a subcontractor to BNI, the prime contractor, to deliver the construction, turnover, startup, and commissioning activities for the WTP project.


Position Summary:

The Waste Treatment Completion Company (WTCC), Commissioning and Operations (C&O) Quality Control Inspector (QCI) – Direct Feed Low-Activity Waste (DFLAW), functionally reports to the C&O QC Inspection Supervisor. The QC Inspector is responsible for supporting system/facility turnover schedule from Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) to C&O care, custody, and control. The QC Inspector is responsible for assigned activities within the C&O Quality Assurance Manual (QAM) in support of system startup testing, commissioning, and operations. These support functions may require the QC Inspector to work weekends and nights. QC Inspector assures oversight of the proper use of WTCC processes, procedures, and their implementation.



  • Performing assigned duties as a Quality Control Inspector to ensure appropriate quality inspection coverage for WTP, including LBL facilities.
  • Assuring oversight of the proper use of processes, procedures, and their implementation.
  • Personal ownership for completion of training, obtaining and maintaining required qualifications and certifications, inspection planning and inspection execution for assigned activities.
  • Attaining and maintaining required training and qualification for QC inspection as identified in the quality program and specified by the Quality Assurance Manager in individual training profiles.
  • Reviewing and/or completing (including documenting) inspections in design adequacy testing documents to validate attributes comply with acceptance criteria specified in the document. Inspection plan elements include attributes to be inspected; description of inspection method or process to be used; identification of organization responsible for the inspection; acceptance criteria; measuring and test equipment (M&TE) used to perform the inspection is of the correct type, range accuracy and tolerance, and is within calibration period; methods to record inspection results; and the identification of any mandatory hold points.
  • Support the Waste Treatment Plant Nuclear Safety Quality Culture by emphasizing the values of safety and quality in the performance of work to protect self, others, and the environment.
  • This job description is not intended to include every duty, task, or instruction for which an employee is responsible. Other tasks, including additional QC inspection and test certification/qualifications (e.g., Welding, PT, MT, UT), may be assigned based on business needs and the department supervisor’s request.


Qualifications and Skills

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, architecture, science or equivalent education or specific training in area of expertise with a minimum of 9+ years of experience in implementing DOE Quality Assurance requirements (DOE O 414.1X), or equivalent work at DOE equivalent facilities (examples of DOE equivalent facilities: include Department of Defense, Nuclear and Chemical Processing Facilities); or in lieu of a degree, 15+ years of experience.
  • Must possess the right to work and remain in the US without sponsorship.
  • Initial QC Inspector capabilities include evaluation of education, experience, training, and either test results or capability demonstration. Candidate should be proficient in at least one of the following inspection disciplines (e.g., Mechanical, Electrical, Instrument and Controls) and should possess sufficient background, knowledge, and training or demonstrated capability, to cross train, and become certified in the other disciplines. The desired basis of certification/qualification is ASME NQA-1-2008.
  • Department of Energy, NRC, or Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program experience preferred.


Physical Requirements:

(EFNM) Exposed Field Non-Manual


This job description outlines the principal duties and in no way states or implies these are the only duties to be performed in this position.


Shaping tomorrow together

Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; and Mining & Metals. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live.

Bechtel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, disability, citizenship status (except as authorized by law), protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

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