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Date:  Jan 23, 2023

Jackson, SC, US

Operating Sector:  Nuclear

Position Title:  Material Handling Lead

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Aecon is proud to build some of the most impactful infrastructure projects of this generation. From the roads and transit systems that connect our communities, to the communication networks that link us from coast-to-coast, and the water infrastructure that supplies our businesses and homes. Our integral work includes constructing the pipelines that join provinces with the energy that fuels the nation, and the airports and ports that connect us all. Aecon is there, safely and sustainably building the future.  


We lead the infrastructure industry with purpose, and our people are at the heart of everything we do. Our business success relies on strong execution and continuous improvement – driven by the diversity, expertise and teamwork of our employees. We are always searching the globe for exceptional candidates to join the Aecon family and be a part of our forward-thinking, innovative, best-in-class organization!  


Aecon-Wachs, in collaboration with our parent company Aecon Nuclear is a total solutions provider. We offer services based on many decades of experience, in-depth knowledge, and a broad range of qualifications to support nuclear power clients in the construction, maintenance, and decommissioning of their plants. 

Aecon is an equal opportunity employer, and we are committed to supporting diversity inclusion and belonging across our organization. We consider all applicants for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, mental or physical disabilities, veteran status, and all other characteristics protected by law

The Material Handling Lead will assist Aecon-Wachs’ Engineering department in developing the correct material handling procedures to aid in construction activities at the Savannah River Plutonium Production Facility.  Numerous commodities (steel, pipe, duct, electrical) as well as equipment must be removed from the existing structure without damaging the existing structure.  The Material Handling Lead will ensure the correct travel path of materials being removed is identified and ensure that overloading of the existing structure and constructions elevators does not occur.    
⦁    Identifies correct travel path(s) of material to be removed from existing structure to prevent overloading of floors and equipment
⦁    Ensures work packages developed for construction activities properly address material handling plans and procedures
⦁    Works with construction superintendents to ensure changes to material handling requirements are implemented correctly in construction work packages 
⦁    Ensures material handing during construction executes as efficiently as possible to remove material without multiple work crews and subcontractors being delayed at location of removal 
⦁    Provides subcontractor oversite to ensure equipment removal does not damage the existing structure
⦁    Works with Aecon-Wachs and Client Engineering department to develop specialized material removal plans due to item weight and complexity 
⦁    Prior work experience at MOX preferred
⦁    Prior work experience at SRS preferred
⦁    Prior demolition experience preferred 
⦁    Prior field engineering/construction coordinator experience required
⦁    Ability to perform engineering floor load calculations required
⦁    Maintain a professional demeaner in all aspects of the project as an Aecon-Wachs employee
⦁    Perform internal and external, verbal and written status reports
⦁    Must be able to hold and maintain a Security Clearance at US Nuclear facility
⦁    Must pass pre-employment drug/alcohol screening  


Aecon fosters diversity, inclusion and belonging within and across our organization. We welcome all to apply including, women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.