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Engineer / Technician

Richland, Washington, United States
January 29, 2018

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Jeff Marusich

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Richland, WA ****2


Talented engineer with over a decade of experience in performing a wide variety of engineering functions, including those of Materials Science Engineer, Nuclear Safety Engineer, Process Engineer, and others. Professional, capable, and self-motivated individual who consistently performs in challenging environments. Able to work independently or as part of a team.

Core Competencies

Ability to learn new concepts and skills quickly, as well as teach others

Proven skill in creative problem solving and analytical thinking

Adept at communicating and coordinating with various customers and personnel


Bechtel National, Inc. Richland, WA

Materials Science Engineer 2014 - 2017

Developed maintenance requirements for piping at the Waste Treatment Plant (Vitrification Plant) in southeastern Washington State

Performed corrosion evaluations for various plant components

Reviewed vendor material submittals for compliance and acceptability

Analyzed particle size distribution of nuclear waste and developed sludge simulants for erosion rate prediction in process piping

Evaluated materials compatibility for plant components based on process fluids and environmental conditions

Conducted field walk-downs and inspections

Performed calculations, authored technical documents, and performed other engineering functions

Examined drawings, procedures, and other documents to ensure accuracy, compliance, and configuration control

Xron Associates, Inc. Richland, WA

Process / Specialty Engineer 2012 - 2013

Performed hazards identification, categorization, evaluation and analysis for remediation activities at the Hanford Nuclear Site in southeastern Washington State

Prepared technical reports and documents by coordinating with other disciplines

Developed and maintained safety guidelines and Safety Basis documents including DSAs, TSRs, and Hazard Analysis

Qualified as an Unreviewed Safety Question (USQ) Evaluator and Nuclear Safety Engineer in multiple facilities

Developed, collaborated on, and authored training modules for incoming Engineers

Fluor Government Group Richland, WA

Process / Specialty Engineer 2006 - 2012

Reviewed work orders and procedures for compliance with regulatory, facility, and other safety requirements

Qualified as a Plateau Remediation Company Nuclear Safety Engineer (2-year training and qualification program)

Conducted hazards identification, categorization, evaluation and analysis for remediation activities at the Hanford Site

Qualified as a USQ Evaluator in multiple facilities and as a Criticality Safety Representative for the 209-E facility

Performed nuclear safety reviews to ensure proposed operations were consistent with the facility Safety Basis

Authored, updated, reviewed, and interpreted Safety Basis documents (DSAs, TSRs, Hazards Analysis, etc.)

Conducted facility walk-downs and inspections to ensure configuration management

Various Employers Pullman, WA and Richland, WA

Non-engineering positions 2003 - 2006

Held various non-career related positions while seeking employment in chosen field of engineering

Positions included Head Cook and Manager, Watch Repair Technician II, Retail Salesman, Apprentice Bench Jeweler

Maintained inventory data files and performed product sales

Provided customer service

Trained and supervised personnel

Washington State University School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering Pullman, WA

Graduate Research Assistant 2001 - 2003

Research topics included the development of ceramic-ceramic composites produced with fused deposition modeling, ceramic and metal infiltration of porous ceramic parts, production of ceramic and polymeric filament for fused deposition modeling, and solid oxide fuel cell interconnect material research

Served as head of the Ceramic Processing and Rapid Prototyping Laboratory

Published multiple papers in respected materials science journals

Washington State University Department of Social and Economic Sciences Research Center Pullman, WA

Supervisor / Interview Specialist 1999 - 2001

Held the positions of Telephone Interviewer, Monitor, Interview Specialist, and Supervisor

Conducted university sponsored telephone surveys for a variety of clients

Supervised up to 50 people

Pacific Northwest National Labs Richland, WA

Graduate Research Assistant 1997 - 1998

Conducted research on sputtering, electro-spark deposition, chemical and electrochemical vapor deposition, electroplating and other thin film processes and film characterization

Prepared specimens and conducted metallography on various substrates with applied thin films


Master of Science in Materials Science Engineering – Washington State University – Pullman, WA – Graduated: 2003

Bachelor of Science in Materials Science Engineering – Washington State University – Pullman, WA – Graduated: 2001


A. Bandyopadhyay, Kakoli Das, Jeff Marusich and Seyi Onagoruwa, Application of Fused Deposition in Controlled Microstructure Metal-Ceramic Composites, Rapid Prototyping Journal, 12 [3], pp. 121-28 (2006). (Outstanding paper of the year award from the Rapid Prototyping Journal).

R. Atisivan, J. Marusich, S. Onagoruwa and A. Bandyopadhyay, “Novel Ceramic-Ceramic Composites via Fused Deposition,” in Advances in Ceramic Matrix Composites VII, Ceramic Transactions 128, Edited by J. P. Singh, N. P. Bansal, American Ceramic Society, pp. 3-13, 2001.


Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Outlook) and familiarity with a large assortment of other software, including but not limited to: Adobe Acrobat, Quickslice, Mathematica, Adobe Photoshop CS, LabVIEW and others

Experience with a large variety of laboratory and shop equipment and processes, including but not limited to: hardness testing (Vickers, Rockwell, Brinell), impact testing, tensile testing, rapid prototyping, microscopy (scanning, transmission, and optical), lost wax, sand, and investment casting, extrusion, composite processing, heat treating, ceramic sintering, muffle furnaces, table and band saws, drill presses, lathes, etc.

Certifications / Association Memberships

Recipient of Engineer in Training (EIT) License from the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES)

Member of the American Society of Testing and Materials International (ASTM)

Member of the American Society for Quality (ASQ)

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