The chemical weapons destruction facility in Richmond, Kentucky, is hosting a job fair Sept. 13 and 15.
“This is an opportunity for potential workers to participate in history, doing work that is vital to the safety of the country and the world,” said Maya Hinton, human resources representative, Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass (BPBG). “I think it’s pretty special.”
The event will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 13, and Thursday, Sept. 15, in Suite A26 (formerly Habitat Restore) in the Richmond Mall, 830 Eastern Bypass.
“The job fair was a wonderful way for me to meet with some of the people I would be working alongside,” said Jeffrey Boyko, project controls engineer, BPBG, who attended a recent job fair. “I was impressed with the friendly and professional nature of everyone I met, and it gave me the feeling that these were people I could work with and for.”
Job fair visitors can meet with representatives of the five Joint Venture companies: Bechtel, Parsons, Amentum, Battelle, and GP Strategies. These companies make up the BPBG team responsible for the design, construction, systemization, operations and closure of the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant.
The representatives will discuss the companies, available positions and how to apply.
“The job fair was invaluable for assisting local talent to connect with leaders on the project,” said Deborah Wagner, Battelle laboratory information management system administrator. “We had a unique position in the laboratory that had been vacant for multiple months. At the job fair, through face-to-face conversations, we were not only able to see the potential in the candidates but also match them up with the managers with open positions. We were able to fill our position through the networking.”
Examples of available positions include laboratory technician, mechanical engineer, material expeditor, paramedic, automation specialist, electrical technician, control room operator, maintenance planner and environmental compliance specialist.