Area Supervisor in Richmond, KY at Parsons

Date Posted: 12/4/2019

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    Richmond, KY
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Job Description

Want to be a part of history and help make the world a little bit safer?  Join us at BGCAPP (Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant) where we will design, build, systemize, test, operate and close the plant whose mission is the safe and environmentally sound destruction of the chemical weapons stockpile stored at the Blue Grass Army Depot (BGAD) in Richmond, KY.  The 15,000 acre depot stores mustard and nerve agent in rockets and projectiles.  Our design concept for the pilot plant maximizes the use of existing technology from other successful chemical demilitarization facilities and well as First of a Kind (FOAK) technology.  Parsons is currently seeking an Area Supervisor:
Duties and Responsibilities: 
• Assign, supervise and direct work activities of assigned personnel.
• Responsible for performance evaluations of assigned personnel.
• Responsible for training and development of assigned personnel.
• Responsible for approving weekly time cards for assigned personnel.
• Counsel assigned personnel on company policies, procedures, performance and personnel issues.
• Under general supervision, provide leadership, coaching, and mentoring to subordinate group.
• Initiate and communicate a variety of personnel actions (such as interviews, performance reviews, disciplinary actions, scheduling and/or approving overtime).
• Perform all work the utmost concern for the safety of self and others.
• Assure all work is performed in compliance with permits and regulations.
• May be required to work overtime, varying hours, and shift work.
• Work on a military depot as part of a chemical demilitarization facility.
• Direct repairs to systems, equipment, and components. Investigate operational reports of equipment failure and analyze system characteristics to determine cause of failure and necessary corrective action.
• Interpret designs, drawings, and operations and maintenance manuals and procedures, in locating and diagnosing trouble in mechanical equipment, components, and systems.
• Demonstrate and conduct any required inspection and testing of equipment and components as necessary to complete work packages and ensure systems are returned to operational conditions.
• Develop condition reports to ensure corrective actions are identified and corrected.
• Oversee the operations of utility systems such as brine loading, chemical transfers, tank cleaning etc.
• Oversee the operations and equipment in the SCWO area of the plant.
• Monitor and control the operation of all functions related to the SWCO operation.
• Support other operations and personnel as needed.
• Support to CHB and other “inside the fence” personnel, as needed
• Assist in performing any tagging operation in support of a LOTO program.
• Perform daily inspections of work areas.
• Manage and oversee the handle of hazardous waste and other types of process chemicals.
• Communicate operations status and inconsistencies to the attention of management.
• Properly respond to emergencies in accordance with established contingency procedures as required.
• Must demonstrate and comply with good with Conduct of Operations (CONOPS).
• Other duties as assigned.
Basic Qualifications:
• High school diploma or equivalent and 6 years’ related industrial maintenance experience.
• Completion of formal apprenticeship, similar accredited training program (such as vocational, trade, commercial, or military) in the mechanical or chemical processes and 4 years’ related industrial maintenance experience.
• 8 years’ technical experience working in a technical or skilled trade capacity at a chemical demil or other hazardous industry.

Minimum Qualifications:
Must be a United States or naturalized citizen able to obtain and maintain Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (BGCAPP) site access.
• Must be computer literate in common software applications and able to operate general office equipment.
• Must maintain fitness-for-duty standards to perform the essential functions of the position, to include any depot or BGCAPP drill, contingency and/or emergency requirement.
• Able to effectively communicate using oral and written reports and instructions
• Have thorough understanding of equipment maintenance requirements and restrictions imposed by safety and environment regulations
• Skilled with hand and power tools, test equipment, mobile and fixed cranes, and other material handling equipment
• Able to read and interpret designs, drawings, layouts and specifications in performance duties
• Must be able to demonstrate good judgment and ability to read and comprehend explicit operating procedures and plant processes.
• Must be able to demonstrate ability to review and maintain accurate records necessary to ensure conformity to established requirements in a highly-regulated environment.
• Ability to obtain and maintain position certification.
• Willing to work a rotating DuPont 7/24 hour shift.
• Will supervise up to 20 personnel on shift.
Desired Qualifications:
Have working knowledge of plant process equipment including utility systems, bulk chemical storage load and unload systems, high pressure air compressors and high pressure liquid pumps/equipment and high pressure letdown systems.
• Experience in managing and handling chemical agent munitions
• Experience in toxic or hazardous materials environment
• Experience in handling hazardous materials
• Experience in the operations of mechanical and piping/process systems
• Experience writing maintenance plans and operating procedures
• Experience supervising multi-discipline personnel in an industrial operations and or maintenance setting
2 years supervisory experience in maintenance or processing environment.

Special Job Requirements: 

BGCAPP is subject to the Army Regulations (AR 50-6 Chemical Surety and AR 190-59 Chemical Agent Security Program) which govern persons performing work under the Chemical Personnel Reliability Program (CPRP) and Unescorted Access Program (UAP).  Depending on the work performed and the access granted a government security investigation and other physical requirements may be mandated.  Eligibility to be placed in a CPRP or UAP position requires US citizenship and the ability to successfully complete a National Agency Check with Local Credit Check.  (NACLC).
BGCAPP is a Drug Free Workplace.  All employees are subject to and agree to random drug and alcohol testing as a condition of continued employment for the duration of their assignment.
This position may also require use of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) and personnel must pass a respirator fit test and pulmonary function test.
Lifting/Carrying:  Occasionally, up to 50 lbs.  Climbing: Occasionally.  Bending/Kneeling:  Occasionally.  Sitting:  Infrequent.  Walking/Standing: Frequently.  Hearing:  Able to hear audible alarms.  Vision:  Able to see/read/understand warning lights/signs.  
Ability to obtain and maintain Blue Grass Army Depot (BGAD) site access is required.  Access requirements include completion of a local records check and National Crime Information Center (NCIC) check.

BGCAPP operates on a 24/7 schedule including weekends and holidays.  Ability to work a flexible schedule may be required.


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