Automation Specialist – PRP, RICHMOND, KY, UNITED STATES


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Richmond, Kentucky, United States

Automation Specialist – PRP
Richmond, Kentucky, United States

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Automation Specialist – PRP


Amentum is seeking an Automation Specialist for the SDC 1200 located at the Bluegrass Chemical Agent Destruction Pilot Plant Project located in Richmond, Kentucky.


Typical Responsibilities include:

Perform all work safely and with the utmost concern for the safety of self and other employees

Perform all work in compliance with environmental permits and regulations

May be required to work overtime or varying hours to include shift work

Be at work when scheduled and maintain a good attendance record

Work in close proximity to and or in a chemical demilitarization facility

Under limited supervision, conducts work requiring independent evaluation, selection, adaptation, and modification of standard techniques, procedures, and criteria

Work may include technical responsibility for a major control system phase or functional area of a project. Typically, at this level, there is specialization in a functional area (robotics, conveyors, automated etc.). May occasionally assume lead responsibilities for a team of specialists/engineers and professional support personnel

Responsible for the analysis, implementation, evaluation, and modification of the system(s) used to control and monitor the processes within the demilitarization facility

Responsible for providing programming and Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) hardware support to the systemization teams during the testing of plant operations of plant equipment

Implement new control software and modify existing code utilizing approved demilitarization coding procedures

Perform analysis, evaluation, and modifications to all processes control systems software as required to support systemization testing activities and normal operation

Ability to communicate with systems engineers and operators to determine process control software functional specifications

Maintain configuration management and programming documentation in accordance with required project procedures

Perform troubleshooting of PLC hardware, Input/Output (I/O) racks, and associated control system hardware in upset conditions

Perform tuning of control loops via the process control software utilizing systems analysis techniques

Performs corrective maintenance activities applicable to the replacement of PLC I/O cards, PLC output relays, and PLC protective devices

Ability to communicate to management personnel PLC equipment and/or system upset conditions, and make recommendations for restoring the equipment and/or system to normal operation

Monitor vendor installation of PLC’s and control system to assure technical feasibility and adequacy

Assist with the preparation and execution of test plans and procedures for the process control system

Develop and review all standard operating and maintenance procedures associated with the process control system

Relocation Assistance Provided


This position is designated as a chemical duty position and is subject to the requirements of the Chemical Personnel Reliability Program (CPRP).  As a condition of employment, candidates and incumbents must favorably complete a personnel security investigation, urinalysis testing, medical exam and respiratory screening, and must meet and maintain personnel suitability and reliability requirements established by Army Regulation 50-6.  Chemical duties for this position are:

Require routine access to chemical surety materials.

Are authorized to escort visitors to areas containing chemical surety materials.

Control direct access to chemical surety material.

Are operators of equipment that disassembles chemical munitions/containers or handle chemical surety materials during demilitarization operations.

SDC at BGCAPP is subject to Army Regulations (AR 50-6 Chemical Surety Program and AR190-59 Unescorted Access Program) which govern persons performing work under the Chemical Personnel Reliability Program (CPRP) and unescorted Access Program (UAP).  Eligibility to be placed in a CPRP or UAP position requires US citizenship.  Employees must favorably complete a series of screenings to include but not limited to: a National Agency Check with Local Agency Check and Credit Check (NACLC) security investigation, drug/alcohol testing and medical examination.


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.  Respiratory screening and the ability to wear PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) may be required for this position.  The ability to obtain/maintain access to the Blue Grass Army Depot is required.


Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor degree in electrical engineering or a related field and 1 years’ electrical engineering or automation experience


Associate degree in electrical engineering or a related field and 4 years’ electrical engineering or automation experience


High school diploma or demonstrated equivalent and 8 years’ electrical engineering or automation experience

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

Must be able to solve complex problems and understand the impact of decisions upon the operation of the facility

Have knowledge and understanding of technical documents, including specifications, drawings, test plans, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and system demonstration procedures

Possess strong organizational skills with ability to coordinate and prioritize projects, adapting to change as they occur

Must be detail oriented and possess ability to manage complex and varied projects.

Must have good communication skills to provide technical assistance, presentations, and/or training to field personnel

Desired Qualifications

Competent in developing, analyzing, and modifying complex Distributed Control System (DCS), or similar type system, and related Human Machine Interface (HMI) software.

Experience with Explosive Destruction Technology (EDT) control systems

Ability to understand logic diagrams

Knowledge of network systems and related components (routers/switches)

Education/training in systems programming and analysis


Amentum is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.


Security Clearance Required: Yes

Amentum / Equal Opportunity Employer

JBAMN 50049 2023.02.10

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