Mechanical Design (Tooling) Engineering

Date: May 8, 2024

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 6,650 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


Mechanical Design (Tooling) Engineering -  BWX Technologies, Inc.  -  Barberton, Ohio


Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:


  • Design and procure tooling jigs, machining/welding fixtures, work platforms, protective/cleanliness covers, gauges, various hand tools, and many other one of a kind specialized tools used to fabricate large pressure vessel components.
  • Design lifting & handling tools (strongbacks, rolling rings, belly bands, positioning fixtures etc.), crane operator lift sketches, and transportation drawings (railcar and trailer) for moving high value components.
  • Perform structural analysis of tooling and create design stress reports when required by utilizing hand calculations, FEA, and other available resources in order to verify the tool meets the allowable design criteria.
  • Using Siemens NX, create 3D CAD models, component assemblies, and detailed tool drawings (GD&T used when applicable).
  • Create purchase requisitions in SAP to buy tooling items from external suppliers and machining/welding fabricators.
  • Work with external fabricators by phone and occasionally make local visits to resolve any technical issues during tool fabrication.
  • Work with shop floor personnel and welding/manufacturing engineers to develop new tool concepts, improvements, and answer any questions regarding the use of a new or existing tool.
  • Perform periodic audits of new and existing tools to ensure designs are safe and meet their original design intention


Job Qualifications / Requirements:


  • Ideal candidate has a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering and 1-5 years of combined CO-OP/Engineering experience.
  • Must be proficient in 3D CAD (Siemens NX Preferred): Modeling, Assemblies, and detailed Drafting.
  • Other computer skills: SAP, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Must be able to size structural members and calculate weld sizes. Knowledge in FEA is a plus.
  • Must be able to read and create technical drawings. Knowledge in GD&T is a plus.
  • Must be willing to work in a machining/welding shop environment. Knowledge or hands-on experience in machining/welding is a plus.
  • Must be able to obtain a nd maintain a DOE security clearance.





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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