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SRR Hires a New Class of Mechanics

March 29, 2016


AIKEN, S.C. — This month, Savannah River Remediation (SRR) hired a new class of mechanics to begin working for SRR with an eye for obtaining knowledge transferred from generations of workers with significant expertise at the Savannah River Site (SRS).


SRR, the liquid waste contractor at the Department of Energy’s (DOE) SRS, hired a class of approximately 20 mechanics who will begin in April 2016. The new mechanics will be assigned to H Tank Farm and the Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF).


SRR recognizes the need for providing continued, reliable operations by ensuring the experienced generation of workers can share their expertise with those coming up, said Mark Schmitz, Acting SRR President and Project Manager.


“New employees are necessary to continue the liquid waste mission,” Schmitz said. “Toward that end, it is important that knowledge be passed on from a generation of experts in the field to onboarding employees.”


Half of the onboarding maintenance and electrical & instrumentation (E&I) mechanics will work in H Tank Farm, which is one of two “tank farms” at SRS. These two areas contain a total of 36 million gallons of high-level radioactive waste. The other half will work in DWPF where the high-level waste from the tank farms is converted into a solid glass form suitable for long-term storage and disposal. DWPF is the only operating radioactive glassification plant in the nation.


Additional hiring is forecasted in the upcoming months. Visit SRR’s homepage , click the photo left of “SRR is Hiring,” and select the AECOM link at the bottom of the page to search for career opportunities with SRR.


SRS is owned by DOE. SRR is composed of a team of companies led by AECOM with partners Bechtel National, CH2M and BWX Technologies. Critical subcontractors for the contract are AREVA, EnergySolutions and URS Professional Solutions.


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