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Requisition ID:  217184
Position Title: Senior Shift Cognizant Systems Engineer, BGCAPP (217184)
Project:  Blue Grass
Location:  Madison Co, KY 
Relocation Authorized:  National - Family
US citizenship required
Other Requirements: All employees are subject and agree to random drug and alcohol testing as a condition of employment and successfully go through a government screening process. Unescorted access required.  Candidate must successfully clear government background check.  Must be able to work safely at Plant site location. Based on project goals and objectives, candidates established within our local community are desirable.
BGCAPP is subject to Army Regulations (AR50-6 Chemical Surety Program and BGCA Policy 28 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 government background 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.
BGCAPP operates on a 24/7 schedule.  This position will be required to work a schedule of rotating shifts including nights, weekends and holidays. 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.
This is a shift position with a Dupont work schedule.
Role Overview
The purpose of the Cognizant System Engineer (CSE) program, at the Bluegrass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (BGAPP), is to ensure the continued operational readiness of the systems within its scope. One of the primary aspects of the CSE program is the designation of CSEs who are responsible for:
Maintaining overall knowledge and awareness of assigned systems
Providing systems engineering support for operations and maintenance
Technical support for ensuring continued system operational readiness
For each BGAPP system, the designated CSE will be the “System Owner". The responsibility of the CSE is to provide technical expertise and direction on a particular system to ensure the safe, efficient, and reliable performance of plant systems and components within the design and within environmental requirements, applicable codes and standards, approved procedures, and BGAPP policy. The CSEs have the primary responsibility to achieve resolution of technical issues and provide direction regarding their assigned system(s), utilizing Engineering Staff “discipline” expertise when required.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
The successful candidates will be expected to perform the following duties of this position, but are not necessarily limited to:
1. Configuration Management:
Understand system design and operation, including conformance to environmental, safety, and health requirements
Modification definition and control
Engineered equivalency analysis
Monitor all capital improvement projects and recommend training programs as per requirement.
Monitor assigned systems and develop system status reports
System design documents and supporting documents must be identified and kept current using formal change control and work control processes
Demonstrate understanding of the following processes:
Maintenance Management
Work Control
Change Control
Document Control
Drawing Control
Conduct of Operations
Agent Safety
Limiting Conditions of Operations (LCOs)
Procurement, replacement, and related quality assurance requirements.
Working knowledge of the plant’s operation.
Vendor recommendations, manuals, and any product warnings.
Lead resolution of design issues necessary to support plant operations and/or maintenance
Review Project design and other documents for operations, maintenance, and testing impacts and provide alternative solutions for problems
Review and concur with design changes, use-as-is, and equivalency determinations.
Provide technical assistance in support of line management safety responsibilities and ensure continued system operational readiness
Ensure that system configuration is being managed effectively

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