Design Engineer

Date: Sep 9, 2023

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 7,400 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


Design Engineer  -  BWX Technologies, Inc.  -  Barberton, Ohio





  • The candidate will perform stress analyses of nuclear pressure vessels and other highly engineered products using finite element analysis, custom post-processing software, and closed form analytical techniques. 
  • The position involves the use of standard and advanced structural analysis methods include linear elastic sizing, fatigue, elastic-plastic, fracture mechanics, shock and vibration, and thermal/mechanical. 
  • The candidate will work with members of other engineering disciplines (manufacturing, quality, welding, drafters, thermal-fluids, etc.) in a team environment to generate component designs to meet code requirements and to optimize the design for manufacturability. 
  • The candidate will also work closely with on-site manufacturing to resolve real time fabrication related issues.   





  • Bachelor's degree in mechanical, aerospace, or civil engineering. 
  • 10 years of industry experience required
  • An advanced degree may be substituted in lieu of experience 2 years for master's.
  • Experience in the use of finite element analysis (FEA) software (preferably Abaqus or Ansys). 
  • Experience in 3D CAD to manipulate design models for analysis.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint is required.
  • Knowledge of ASME Code Section III and VIII or AISC is a plus.
  • The candidate must be able to communicate effectively in presentations and written technical reports.  
  • Experience of computer programming codes (ex. C++, Fortran, Python, etc.) is a plus.
  • Program management experience is a plus but not 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) and ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy (DOE) security clearance which involves an extensive criminal and financial background investigation 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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