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RI&T Supplier Quality Inspector

Requisition ID: 263663 

  • Relocation Authorized: National - Family 
  • Telework Type: Full-Time Office/Project 
  • Work Location: Richland, WA 

Project Overview:

Bechtel is a global engineering, construction and project management company that has “built the world” for more than 120 years, having constructed Hoover Dam, the English Channel Tunnel, entire cities in the Middle East, the second-largest solar thermal power project in the world, and millions of miles of roads and pipelines. We produce a lasting, positive legacy by creating jobs, growing economies, connecting communities to resources, shoring up and expanding infrastructure, and making the world a cleaner, greener, safer place. Join us as we make history at the Hanford Vit Plant, known as the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant. We are designing and building a one-of-a-kind facility that will turn radioactive and chemical waste left over from World War II and Cold War plutonium production into a form safe for disposal. Your efforts will help protect the nearby Columbia River and the communities, salmon, and wildlife along its shorelines throughout the Northwest. Sitting at the confluence of the Columbia, Snake and Yakima rivers near two mountain ranges, our community provides access to year-round outdoor recreation, 300 days of sun a year, more than 200 wineries within a 50-mile radius, and the amenities of large cities just a three-hour drive (or short flight) to Seattle and Portland. 

 Position Summary:


The Hanford Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) is looking for a Receiving Inspection and Test (RI&T) Supplier Quality Inspector in Richland, WA. RI&T SQ Inspector performs and documents receiving inspection activities for acceptance of procured items and material. Responsibilities include inspections, testing, and Quality Documentation reviews of procured material/equipment to ensure received and/or tested items conform to the WTP project quality and technical requirements. This position will report to the RI&T supervisor. As project needs vary the SQ Inspector will be responsible for additional responsibilities within the RI&T work scope. The successful candidate must have strong communication, organizational, and teamwork skills, the ability to work independently, proven problem-solving abilities, and a can-do attitude. 


  • Interfaces with the RI&T Supervisor for direction and assignments.
  • Performs inspection and testing in accordance with project procedures, requirements defined in Purchase Orders and Material Acceptance Plans (MAP)/ Material Receiving Instructions (MRI).
  • Performs in-depth reviews of Quality Verification Document packages (e.g., MTRs, NDE reports, PMI reports, pressure test reports, etc.) both at the WTP site and at remote supplier locations.
  • Performs physical inspections activities both at the WTP site and at remote supplier locations.
  • Prepares and/or completes technical and administrative documents and detailed inspection reports associated with inspections and tests including commercial grade dedication (CGD) testing, and testing performed in accordance with nonconformance report Engineering dispositions.
  • Maintains databases through established project standard computer applications.
  • Provides reports of inspection and test results to engineering for evaluation when required.
  • Provides technical and administrative direction or guidance to RI&T personnel.
  • Maintains direct working relationship with Project Procurement, discipline Field Engineers, Project Engineers, Automation Support, Project Superintendents, and Craft personnel.
  • Attain and maintain required training and qualification for RI&T SQ inspector as identified in the SQ quality programs and specified by the Supplier Quality Manager in individual training profiles.
  • Manages multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • This job description is not intended to include every duty, task, or instruction for which an employee is responsible. Other RI&T related task may be assigned based on business needs and the department supervisor’s request.


Qualifications and Skills

Basic Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university and at least 6 years of experience in a field of engineering, environmental, procurement, construction, testing, operations, or quality assurance; or in lieu of formal degree, a minimum of 12 years of experience in a field of engineering, environmental, procurement, construction, testing, operations, or quality assurance.


Minimum Qualifications:


  • Must be able to complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen, physical, 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 Site.
  • Possess the right to work and remain in the United States without sponsorship.
  • Possess working Knowledge of quality inspection techniques and methodology.
  • Experience with major commodities typically procured for global business unit projects, recognized Codes and Standards, manufacturing methods,  inspection/examination/testing techniques, and document review and implementation.
  • Familiarity with Engineering P&ID and Drawing development for use in document review is essential.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Advance experience of Microsoft Office programs for word processing, spreadsheets, and email, etc. (i.e., Outlook, WORD, Excel, Adobe Acrobat).
  • Physical ability to walk on uneven surfaces typically found at construction and operating plant sites, climb ladders, stoop, bend, and lift up to 50 pounds on a daily basis.
  • Reasoning skills for problem identification and resolution.
  • Familiar with the use of standard measuring and test equipment (M&TE) used to perform inspection and testing.


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Prior Bechtel experience including knowledge of Bechtel Procurement System.
  • Knowledge of industry and regulatory standards associated with the design, construction, and procurement of nuclear facilities.
  • Technical and working knowledge of Department of Energy (DOE) Order 414.1, NQA-1, and 10 CFR 830 and their application for a nuclear related project.
  • Good working knowledge of current design codes and standards such as ASME, D1.1, B31.1, B31.3 and AWS.
  • Level II Qualified Inspector with a minimum 6,000 hours in method.


Bechtel’s internal staffing policy includes the minimum time that you need to be in your current position before applying to a new position. Please refer to the applicable policy manual and ensure you meet the minimum requirements.

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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