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Operator 4

  • Job reference: AE-000074
  • Sector: Energy, Nuclear
  • Location: Richland
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Our talented teams design complex new schemes, assure the longevity and integrity of existing infrastructure and deliver trusted, innovative advice critical to the success of the global energy market.

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Expertise in thermal generation and power networks is helping our clients address the need for secure, affordable and renewable energy sources. There's a world of opportunities here for people who want to start or develop their career in this exciting sector.

Our mission is to improve lives through nuclear energy, providing clients with nuclear new build, fuel enrichment, nuclear design, generation, decommissioning, waste management and defense.

We've got experts who offer all kinds of solutions in all aspects of offshore renewable energy technology. And we're passionate about spearheading the move towards a low carbon economy - we'll do it by making clean energy sources safe, reliable and cost effective. There’s plenty of potential to apply your skills in this fast moving market.

Atkins is currently seeking a highly motivated self-starter to join our Richland, WA Energy Team as an Operator 4.

Job Description:


Operator 4 in Richland, WA Performs a wide range of facility, equipment and machine operations associated with an Atkins site/program/ project/function and or facility process(es).

Complies with Atkins policies and procedures and with local, state and federal regulations.

Performs operations work as part of a team of semi-skilled and skilled workers (e.g., laborers; decontamination workers; and facility, equipment and process operators).

Operates a variety of equipment: (1) hand and power tools; (2) small, fixed-facility (light) equipment; (3) medium weight equipment; (4) processing systems and (5) hoists.

Performs work to Operating Plans, Procedures and Instructions as well as expectations set forth in Conduct of Operations/Testing.

Sets, monitors and adjusts process conditions such as flows, temperatures and pressures – locally in the field or from a remote control station – to meet processing goals and data quality objectives.

Completes Operations related Logs and Data Collection Forms

Collects samples of materials/products for laboratory analysis.

Tests samples to determine properties such as viscosity, yield stress or degree of concentration.

Participates in procedure development and revision, job hazard analysis and safety walkdowns as applicable.


Valid driver’s license with a clean record required.

Evidence of insurability required.

A minimum of 12 months of related experience in industrial operations.

A minimum of 6 months experience in controlling processing systems from local HMIs and from remote control stations.

Strong listening skills.

Normal vision (with or without correction).

Strong interpersonal skills and team player attitude.

Ability to read computer screens and operate Human Machine Interface (HMI) controls.

Ability to comprehend procedure and work package instructions as applicable.

Ability to perform physically demanding work.

Ability to lift up to 50 lb and wear a respirator.

Strong attention to detail.

Detailed knowledge of facility processes, operations and equipment.



High School diploma or GED

We work together across an international network of offices. This means that wherever in the world a project is being delivered, our clients benefit from industry-leading expertise, as well as a dedicated local contact. We understand the importance of having deep roots in the community; knowing and understanding local requirements, practices and culture. This allows us to be true collaborative partners with our clients, so that together, we can tackle complex projects and enhance communities throughout the U.S. and around the world.

Making a positive impact on the built and natural environment takes more than just skill - it takes heart. If you put your heart into everything you do, come join our team.

Atkins offers its employees a robust rewards package which includes: a competitive salary; a broad benefits package including medical/RX, dental, vision, life, disability, legal, hospitalization and other valuable voluntary options; generous time-off programs; flexible work schedules; 401(k) with employer match; professional and career development opportunities through our corporate university, as well as a highly-regarded tuition reimbursement program; and an unmatched culture focused on client-service, quality, and tireless pursuit of excellence in all we do. Atkins is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.

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