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Manufacturing / Operations Intern

Date: Mar 22, 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



Manufacturing / Operations Interns (3 Openings)  -  BWX Technologies, Inc.  -  Barberton, OH



At BWXT, our interns perform challenging tasks in their field of study while developing and delivering unique solutions for use in a nuclear component environment. A BWXT internship not only provides valuable on the job training but allows you to be a part of something bigger!

BWXT offers paid internships along with a housing stipend for those interns whose home of record is more than 50 miles from Barberton, OH.  Internships will last approximately 10-12 weeks. At the end of the internship, each intern has the opportunity to present their completed work/ assigned projects to the leadership team.  As part of your internship experience in Operations you will be working on projects and tasks directly related to maintaining and improving the manufacturing processes at BWXT. Our interns work collaboratively as part of our team.


Job Responsibilities:


  • 5S or area organization
  • Layout of work cells/areas
  • Create Process Maps or assist with task (skill dependent), work flow
  • Work cell optimization, basic equipment needs identification
  • Interface with Tooling on needs, i.e. fixtures, cutters/inserts
  • Job set up preparation
  • Process improvement
    • Equipment condition evaluation, creation of Preventative Maintenance schedules
    • Equipment specification, justification, procurement
  • Safety evaluations of existing set ups and proposed, interface with Safety Department as required
  • Basic data collection and analysis, report creation as needed
  • Track and potentially assist with training, items not within the Training Department scope
  • Equipment/machinery load studies, scheduling impacts


Position Requirements:


  • Consideration will be given to individuals with education in the following, 2 year or 4-year degree programs:
    • Operations Management or similar
    • Industrial Engineer or Tech
    • Mechanical Engineer or Tech
  • Students must be at a sophomore standing or above at the time the internship begins
  • Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • US citizenship with no dual citizenship is required for this position


Preference will be given to students who have also completed coursework or hands on experience in Operations, Operations Management, factory layout or work cell design, fabrication, welding, machining, Statics, Mechanics of Materials, and/or Solid Modeling.  





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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