Mr Richard Donald Banks III

Safety Basis/Technical Services Engineer,

Richard Banks


United States


  • Consulting, Firm

Job Function

  • Project Engineering


My engineering career began in the US Navy as a Nuclear Propulsion Mechanical Operator/Welder. I served almost 6 years and chose to be discharged under honorable conditions. Upon leaving the Navy, I pursued pre-medical coursework at Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas. I transferred to Tennessee Technological University after two years, changed career goals and obtained my degree in Chemical Engineering. Upon graduation, I went to work at the Savannah River Site in South Carolina, where I performed many functions in Engineering over the next 14 years. I have most recently accepted the position of Safety Basis/Technical Services Engineer with AECOM.
I thrive in a team atmosphere and am vary adaptable to changing missions and functions. My skills are diverse: I am skilled at hands on mechanical, electrical and controls work; I have experience in nuclear power plant operation and maintenance; I have an extensive background in technical oversight of nuclear processing and environmental remediation activities, including design, operation and maintenance; I have various computer-based competencies, such as operation of Distributed Control Systems, use of Microsoft Office applications, MicroStation, Smartplant Foundation and various others.


Tennessee Technological University
Cookeville, Tennessee, United States
Chemical Engineering
To 2002


  • AIChE Senior Member
  • Knoxville-Oak Ridge Local Section

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