Job and Business Opportunities

The storage, elimination and closure of the chemical weapons stockpile destruction facilities serves as an economic opportunity for a community. This is true for the communities of Richmond, Kentucky, and Pueblo, Colorado, where ACWA’s chemical weapons destruction facilities are located. The closure mission will take several years and require local workforces. ACWA is committed to tapping into local businesses and workers to support the closure of the plants and facilities used for the disposal of chemical weapons.

To learn more about employment or business opportunities near Richmond and in Pueblo, refer to the contact information below.

Job and Business Opportunities in Richmond

Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass was hired by the government to design, build, systemize, operate and close the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant, which is destroying the remaining U.S. chemical weapons stockpile located on the Blue Grass Army Depot. The Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass project website has an employment section that lists all current opportunities with the project. Visit the Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass employment page to learn more. All applications for employment must be submitted in response to specific openings posted on the website.

The Blue Grass Army Depot is the site where the chemical weapons in Kentucky are stored. To learn more about government jobs at the depot, visit www.usajobs.gov. Each job announcement has requirements for when and where to submit applications and/or resumes. To learn more about security guard or firefighter positions at the depot, call the depot’s Civilian Personnel Assistance Center at (859) 779-6841.

Businesses who are potential suppliers and subcontractors are asked to register on the Bechtel Supplier and Contractor Portal at http://supplier.bechtel.com. Most bid opportunities will be posted on the project website, https://bechtelparsonsbgcapp.bechtel.com. For more information, contact Arch McAlister, small business program advocate, at (859) 625-6272 or amcalis1@bechtel.com.

Job and Business Opportunities in Pueblo

Bechtel Pueblo is the systems contractor responsible for closure of the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (PCAPP). Job vacancy announcements for PCAPP are posted on Bechtel Pueblo Team’s website. You can call the Job Hotline at (719) 549-4003 for information as well.

Information regarding U.S. Army Pueblo Chemical Depot job opportunities is accessible on a variety of websites. You can visit the Army Civilian Service website at https://armycivilianservice.usajobs.gov/ and click on the Army Job Search link to search for available positions by key word, location, and/or job category. You can also search the http://www.usajobs.gov link for employment opportunities.

The Colorado Building and Construction Trades Council and its local union affiliates offer apprenticeship training and job opportunities for skilled-trades workers who may be needed to help close the Colorado facility. Visit www.cbctc.com for general information, or for information regarding specific local unions, go to www.coloradobuildersguide.com. If you have any questions, please call (303) 936-3301.

Businesses who are potential suppliers and subcontractors are asked to register on the Bechtel Supplier and Contractor Portal at http://supplier.bechtel.com. Contact PCAPP small business advocates, Michael Lowe, mlowe2@bechtel.com, (719) 553-0733 or David Rodriguez, rrodrigue@bechtel.com, (719) 553-0725 for more information.

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