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Posted: Mon Mar 18 2024

Chemistry Specialist & Procedure Writer


Our client is seeking a contract Chemistry Specialist & Chemistry Procedure Writer 

Duration: 12+ months
Location: Remote
Three insurance levels, 401K + match, sick leave, and working with a great company!

Job Summary:
The Chemistry Specialist & Chemistry Procedure Writer reports directly to the Procedure Manager and is focused on the development of the Chemistry programs and procedures. In this role, you will develop Chemistry procedures used by Stations Sciences technicians. The successful candidate will integrate and coordinate with other departments, project partners, regulators, and outside organizations working on procedure development.

  • Develops and executes a plan for creating, organizing, and tracking Chemistry procedures.
  • Develops and maintains standards for implementing and streamlining Chemistry processes and procedures.
  • Coordinates with other departments for cross-discipline procedure reviews.
  • Supports software development and testing for programs required to implement Chemistry processes and procedures.
  • Uses software-based support tools to develop electronic procedures.
  • Conducts or obtains necessary 10CFR50 and 10CFR72.48 reviews.
  • Uses industry practices to develop high-quality procedures which minimize the risk of safety or human performance events.
  • Engages with industry peers, 3rd party vendors, NEI, EPRI, and other organizations to find innovative methods & technologies for developing Chemistry processes and procedures.
  • Ensures Chemistry procedures comply with company standards, NRC regulations, INPO accreditation criteria, and other codes, standards, and regulatory requirements.
  • Provides regular training and mentoring to company personnel on the processes and standards associated with developing and revising Chemistry procedures.
  • Incorporates information gained from INPO Significant Operating Experience Reports, NRC Circulars, Bulletins, and Information Notices, plant design changes, plant procedure changes and revisions, new regulations, and training effectiveness reports into Chemistry procedures, as applicable.
  • Develops and maintains knowledge of plant design, plant maintenance, disciplinary skills and techniques, commensurate with the responsibility to develop effective, high-quality procedures.
  • Supervises collection and maintenance of auditable procedure development and revision records.
  • Assists the Procedure Manager in establishing department goals and cost estimates that result in budgeted activities for the assigned area including specific project or subject matter areas as assigned.
  • Although primary focus is Chemistry processes and procedures, perform other assigned tasks that support meeting site procedure development schedules.

Key Qualifications and Skills

  • Associate or bachelor’s degree in chemistry.
  • 5 years of commercial nuclear power plant Chemistry experience.
  • 3 years of experience writing nuclear power plant chemistry procedures.
  • 2 years of experience as staff chemist responsible for developing chemistry programs.
  • High level of knowledge of nuclear power plant systems and terminology.
  • Experience with interpreting relevant nuclear information and standards in strict procedural and regulatory compliance.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Experience with smart procedures or other software-based procedure tools.
  • Excellent technical writing and communication skills.
  • Attention to detail and aspiration for procedural excellence.
  • Self-starter who can develop innovative solutions with minimal supervision.
  • The successful candidate will:
    • possess a high degree of trust and integrity, openly communicate, and display respect and a desire to foster teamwork.
    • understand how individual actions and decisions can positively and negatively affect the ability of the total organization to meet its requirements to regulatory agencies and to the public.
    • adapt well to emergent changes due to changes in plant design, plant procedures, schedule changes, or other challenges associated with the design, construction, and commissioning of a new nuclear power plant.

Estimated compensation for WA State residents = $30.00 - $55.00/hr

About Hansell Tierney:
Hansell Tierney is one of the premier staffing and recruiting companies in the Pacific Northwest.  Launched in 2001, we are a woman-owned business that serves and staffs Northwest organizations by doing things the right way, not just the easiest way.  Hansell Tierney partners with candidates and clients to match the best candidates with interesting local opportunities.  We navigate every relationship with the highest level of discretion and service while holding ourselves accountable to our promises.  Our business thrives on our deep understanding of the job market and our ability to skillfully tailor our recruitment process to meet our clients’ unique needs.


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