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Data Scientist

Date: Aug 3, 2022

Location: Barberton, OH, US

Company: BWX Technologies

At BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: BWXT), we are People Strong, Innovation Driven. Headquartered in Lynchburg, Va., BWXT provides safe and effective nuclear solutions for national security, clean energy, environmental remediation, nuclear medicine and space exploration. With approximately 6,400 employees, BWXT has 12 major operating sites in the U.S. and Canada. We are the sole manufacturer of naval nuclear reactors for U.S. submarines and aircraft carriers. Our company supplies precision manufactured components, services and fuel for the commercial nuclear power industry across four continents. Our joint ventures provide environmental remediation and nuclear operations management at more than a dozen U.S. Department of Energy and NASA facilities. BWXT’s technology is driving advances in medical radioisotope production in North America and microreactors for various defense and space applications. Follow us on Twitter at @BWXTech and learn more at



BWXT is currently seeking a Data Scientist for its Advanced Technologies location in Barberton, OH!


BWXT is People Strong, Innovation Driven - be part of BWXT’s innovation hub. BWXT’s Advanced Technologies (AT) group researches, designs, and develops innovative new nuclear reactors, nuclear rocket propulsion systems, and radioisotope production systems for both internal and external customers.


AT Research is seeking a talented engineer with data science, statistics and/or machine learning skills for supporting a wide range of nuclear products for power, propulsion, and medicine. The successful Data Scientist will work with design and manufacturing engineers to innovate and build data acquisition systems, analytical and machine/deep learning applications, and systems for automating equipment for quality support.


If you are looking for a career where your experience is valued, innovative thinking is fostered, and barrier-free teamwork is embraced every day, then this opportunity is for you. The position will be located either in Barberton, OH or Lynchburg, VA.


Job Description / Duties:

  • Generate data with instrumentation and sensor suite design and implementation.
  • Write algorithms to process and curate data, such as, with Python data cleaning methods, time-series or machine vision techniques.
  • Develop empirical data models and/or physics simulation models.
  • Design experiments, conduct data visualization, statistical and graphical analysis.
  • Write machine/deep learning applications for process prediction.
  • Participate in a diverse portfolio of engineering projects that also includes opportunities in design or manufacturing engineering, data architecture, and physics or multi-physics simulation products.


Job Qualifications / Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (e.g. mechanical, nuclear, electrical, computer) from an ABET-accredited university is required. An advanced degree is preferred.
  • A concentration in or project experience with applying data science techniques is required.
  • A minimum of seven (7) years of experience is required.
  • Must be self-directed and comfortable supporting the data needs of multiple R&D teams, systems and developing products.
  • Analytical programming skills in C++, Python, SQL, or R is required.
  • SQL familiarity is a plus.
  • Comfort using skills related to working with sensors to extract data into unstructured datasets is desirable.
  • Ability to run engineering simulation software (MCNP, Fluent, Solidworks) or nuclear codes is a plus.
  • Experience with statistical techniques, machine learning methods, or design of experiments is a plus.
  • Travel (10-20%) domestic and international is required.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen with no dual citizenship.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) or Department of Defense (DOD) security clearance, whichever is required.





As a federal government contractor, BWX Technologies, Inc. and any subsidiaries, affiliates and related entities (“BWXT” or the “Company”) complies with all federal, state, and local laws and customer requirements regarding COVID-19 and other health and safety protocols.  As such, all BWXT new hires will be required to adhere to applicable Company COVID-19 requirements within the workplace as a condition of employment.

Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. Position requires U.S. citizenship with (no dual citizenship) ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy (DOE) security clearance which involves an extensive criminal and financial background investigation, drug test and previous employment reference verifications.

BWXT supports diversity and is committed to the concept of Equal Employment Opportunity. We have established procedures to ensure that all personnel actions such as recruitment, compensation, career development, benefits, company-sponsored training and social recreational programs are administered without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or veteran status.


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