Our Employees

Employees at the Hanford Vit Plant bring decades of experience to the important clean-up mission at the Hanford Site and are committed to the safe design, construction, and operation of this vital waste treatment facility.

Tifany, Nuclear Safety Manager

With more than 20 years of experience in the nuclear industry, including five at an operating facility, Tifany understands the importance of ensuring safety and quality. Before joining the Vit Plant in 2013, Tifany worked at the Pantex Plant in Texas, the nation’s primary facility for the final assembly, dismantlement, and maintenance of nuclear weapons.

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Toni, Software Quality Manager

Toni has 38 years of experience in software development and software quality and working at Department of Energy sites. She worked on command control systems for the U.S. Air Force at the Idaho National Laboratory before she joined the Vit Plant project in 2002.

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Terry, Assistant Project Manager

Terry has been with the Vit Plant for seven years and worked on each of plant’s major nuclear facilities.

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Ray, Journeyman Pipefitter

Ray has been with the Vit Plant for eight years total, most recently re-joining the project in 2010. He currently works as a journeyman pipefitter in the Low-Activity Waste Facility. Previously, he worked in the Pretreatment Facility and the Analytical Laboratory. 

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Kim, Facility & Acceptance Turnover Specialist

Kim has been with the Vit Plant since before Bechtel assumed the contract in 2001, working in a number of positions. She has seen the site change from a field of tumbleweeds to what it is today. 

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Alice, Requirements Management Subject Matter Expert

Alice has been with the Hanford Vit Plant for more than two years and with Bechtel for ten years. At the Vit Plant, she is the requirements management subject matter expert (SME).

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Sarah, Systems Engineering Manager

Sarah has more than 20 years of experience in the nuclear industry, including eight years working as a nuclear reactor operator. She worked at both a Department of Energy test reactor and an operating nuclear power plant.

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Felice, Area Project Manager

Felice has more than 20 years of engineering, construction, and project management experience. He has successfully managed complex transportation jobs around the world, including roadways, high-speed railways, airports, and tunnels. He ensured they were completed safely, with quality, and on time, while minimizing impacts to the traveling public.

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Tucker, Construction Superintendent

Tucker has more than 50 years of experience in the construction industry. He has worked in five countries and seven states on a myriad of power industry projects, including nuclear power plant modifications and expansions.

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Ian, Project Technical Director

Ian has more than 30 years of experience in the nuclear industry, including four years as the engineering manager at a successfully operating vitrification facility in the United Kingdom.

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John, Principal Engineer

John has more than 40 years of experience developing engineering solutions in the nuclear industry, and he is a recognized expert in his field.

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Catherine, Project Controls Cost Manager

Catherine has more than 30 years of project controls experience and has worked on Bechtel projects spanning six countries and three continents. She has helped manage the cost and schedule elements for major projects from start to finish, including power plants, oil and gas plants, and pipelines.

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Kim, Area Project Manager

Kim has more than 30 years of experience in engineering, project controls, and project management—nearly all have been in the nuclear industry.

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Heidi, Project Engineer

Heidi uses her more than 20 years of nuclear experience—in the Nuclear Navy and nuclear power and fuel industries—to ensure safety and quality in the design of the Vit Plant.

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Mike, Project Engineer

Mike applies 35 years of nuclear engineering experience to designing a high-quality and safe Vit Plant.

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