Construction Technician

Job ID
Richland, Washington (State), United States
Job Type
Petroleum & Chemical Engineering

Talascend is currently seeking a Construction Technician for a contract opportunity located in Richland, WA.


The Hanford Tank Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant located in southeastern Washington state 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, M-Th, 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Selected applicant needs to be able and willing to work weekends as needed.

Responsible for supporting the Field Engineering organization by maintaining inspection documentation, assisting in the preparation of work packages, and maintaining the installation status of components within project databases. May be responsible for inspections within a specialty area and for the preparation of take offs, punch lists, and sketches.


  • Maintain inspection documentation within discipline for plan and specification compliance.
  • Report quantities installed.
  • Perform various data extraction and report generation.
  • Review documentation and various database entries for accuracy and consistency.
  • Creates, updates and closes inspection documents.
  • Record, scan and organize all requests and inspection documents.
  • Tracks inspection documents through review and closure process.
  • Distribute and track document numbers.
  • Work closely with Field Engineering, Superintendents and craft employees to ensure a quality product is delivered.
  • Support the preparation of construction drawings and schedules.
  • Participate in construction completion/turnover walk downs as requested.
  • Maintain the punchlist and create work-to-go's, as needed.


  • 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 Site.
  • Knowledge of basic construction principles.
  • Computer literate in word processing, spreadsheets and database applications.
  • Working knowledge of Access, Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Ability to work independently and be proactive.
  • Possess the legal right to work and remain in the United States without sponsorship.


  • Possess a high degree of individual initiative, flexibility, diplomacy, and accuracy.
  • Ability to work with a high level of attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Possess strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to learn new processes, procedures, and software.
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks and easily adjust priorities.
  • Possess good oral and written communication skills.
  • Awareness of government compliance standards and environmental compliance laws and requirements


High School diploma or equivalent and 5 years of professional experience.

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

Drug Screen may be required for this position.

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