Mr. John Weidert is a mechanical engineer and has over forty years of experience in the design, construction, testing, startup, and operation of commercial, U.S. naval, and Department of Energy (DOE) nuclear facilities. His core areas of expertise are in general management, nuclear safety and engineering, and project management.
Mr. Weidert’s DOE experience includes the development of conceptual project studies, facility design, construction, testing, startup, operations, maintenance, and safety program development and implementation. He has held roles of increasingly broader responsibilities starting as the WRAP System Engineer, then as a WRAP Facility and Project Engineer, moving into the role of WRAP Facility Engineering Manager and recently serving as the Director of Engineering for Mission Support Alliances Central Engineering.
Mr. Weidert has been contracted to the DOE Office of River Protection Safety Basis Review Team supporting the review of the Waste Treatment Plant safety basis documents on behalf of ISMSolutions, Inc. His efforts have been concentrated on startup operations and the development and implementation of the first-of-its-kind Chemical Safety Management Program supporting implementation of a DOE-STD-1228 safety basis.
Mr. Weidert holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Gonzaga University and a Washington State EIT Certificate #8591.
Mr. Weidert’s recent accomplishments have been concentrated on the Waste Treatment Plant startup operations and the development and implementation of the first-of-its-kind Chemical Safety Management Program supporting implementation of a DOE-STD-1228 safety basis for the DOE Office of River Protection Safety Basis Review Team.
During his tenure as the MSA Director of Central Engineering, Mr. Weidert managed engineering personnel in Design & Drafting, Projects Engineering, Central Engineering, and Fire Protection organizations. He developed the Hanford tower inspection standard and implemented a tower inspection program; initiated a program for developing Statements of Work, evaluating proposals, awarding contracts, monitoring vendor performance, and processing invoices for multiple design/build subcontracts. Additionally, Mr. Weidert managed the development of several site-wide engineering support infrastructure elements including an electronic work process flow, fire needs analyses, and fire maintenance programs.
As the Nuclear Safety Manager on the Hanford Solid Waste project, Mr. Weidert was responsible for the development, implementation, and maintenance of a wide array of safety documentation and programs for 19 of the 21 solid waste facilities at Hanford. Mr. Weidert performed safety analyses and managed the efforts of others in developing hazard analyses, documented safety analyses, technical safety requirements, criticality safety evaluation reports, fire hazards analyses, and emergency preparedness hazards analyses. In addition to developing and implementing safety documentation for the solid waste facilities, Mr. Weidert worked in a lead role for the solid waste contractor in the development and implementation of company level efforts supporting safety programs.