AREVA Production Support Waste Engineer II-IV in Richland, Washington

AREVA in North America (AREVA Inc.) combines U.S. and Canadian leadership to supply high added-value products and services to support the operation of the commercial nuclear fleet. Globally, AREVA is present throughout the entire nuclear cycle, from uranium mining to used fuel recycling, including nuclear reactor design and operating services.

AREVA is recognized by utilities around the world for its expertise, its skills in cutting-edge technologies and its dedication to the highest level of safety. AREVA Inc.’s employees are helping build tomorrow’s energy model: supplying ever safer, cleaner and more economical energy to the greatest number of people. Visit us at follow us onTwitter: @AREVAus.


  • The AREVA Fuel Business Group: *

The Fuel Business Group combines activities associated with the conversion and enrichment of uranium and with the design and fuel production for nuclear reactors. The production capacities of the Group, one of the world's leaders in the sector, are undergoing modernization.

  • Production Support Product Center: *

The Production Support Product Center provides laboratory analyses for all waste and process samples generated on the AREVA Richland site. The analytical results from process samples are used to evaluate, release and ship product to customers. The analytical results from waste samples are used to direct waste management activities, including packaging and shipping, in order to handle and dispose waste in accordance with State and Federal regulations .

  • Job Description: *

  • AREVA is seeking a *Waste Engineer for the Production Support Product Center for our Richland, WA location. Typical projects are all aspects of waste management - this may include tooling, process definition, corrective action implementation, deviation resolution, process documentation, etc. Activities include waste handling, waste container inspection and shipping, NDA gamma-ray analysis (ISO-CART™), scrap recovery, nuclear ashes processing.

Responsibilities and duties include:

o Performs non-routine and varied engineering assignments for all site waste management activities:

  • Waste Handling

Supporting radioactive waste database users

Creating and maintain Operating Procedures for the collection, volume reduction, and packaging of radioactive waste.

Creating “Waste Management Plans” for non-standard waste streams as they are encountered.

Creating and maintaining process qualifications (establish uranium limits) for each waste stream packaged.

Issuing a monthly report of waste inventory and packaging activities to management

Providing volume and cost estimates for the decommissioning funding plan

  • Waste Container Shipping / Handling / Quality Inspection

Maintaining the hazardous waste database

Creating and maintaining waste inspection plans (quality assurance) for each waste stream shipped offsite for final burial.

Reviewing and tracking all invoices for waste management and disposal.

  • NDA Gamma Ray Analysis (ISO-CART™)

Creating and maintaining assay qualification and assay standards for each waste type

Performing gamma spectroscopy analysis on collected data

o Maintain qualifications and certifications for all waste related activities.

o Identify root cause of production support issues and implement corrective actions.

o Learn and utilize certain key software packages – SAP, NIMS, Waste database.

o Ensures compliance with government, organization and customer standards.

o Provides support and instructions to Plant Support and Waste technicians.

o Works on special projects, as directed.

o Performs other related duties and tasks, as required.

  • All candidates must meet the following minimum requirements in order to be considered for this opportunity. Candidates who exceed minimum qualifications may be considered for a higher level position. *

  • Engineer II- Bachelor's degree in Engineering/Engineering Technology PLUS 2-3 years of engineering experience. An advanced degree may be substituted for related exp. (MBA/MS 1-2 years or PhD 1-3 years).

  • Engineer III- Bachelor's degree in Engineering/Engineering Technology PLUS 3-5 years of engineering experience. An advanced degree may be substituted for related exp. (MBA/MS 1-2 years or PhD 1-3 years).

  • Engineer IV- Bachelor's degree in Engineering/Engineering Technology PLUS 5-7 years of engineering experience. An advanced degree may be substituted for related exp. (MBA/MS 1-2 years or PhD 1-3 years).

  • A minimum of four years of waste management experience in a strict quality assurance environment such as nuclear or chemical field.

  • Strong technical problem-solving abilities

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Strong technical writing and verbal communication skills

  • Desire to work in a team environment

  • Experience with Human Performance Tools.

  • Experience with at least one of the following: Lean, OEE, Manufacturing Excellence, Conduct of Operations.

  • The following requirements are desired and will be used to differentiate all candidates who apply for this position. *

  • Advanced Hazardous Materials Shipper Certification

  • Advanced Radioactive Materials Shipper Certification

  • Advanced Hazardous Waste Shipper Certification

  • Advanced Mixed Waste Shipper Certification

  • Experience in Lean Manufacturing, Lean 6-Sigma, welding, and/or automated equipment.

  • A background in nuclear manufacturing operations.

  • Strong multitasking aptitudes.

  • TRAVEL *

Sporadic 5%. Travel may be international. Potential support to AREVA fuel plants (Lingen, Germany - Romans, France)  

AREVA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.


Title: Production Support Waste Engineer II-IV

Location: NORTH AMERICA-Washington-Richland

Requisition ID: MAN01607