Supervisor - Material Services

Date: Jul 10, 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 6,400 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



Material Services Supervisor  -  BWX Technologies, Inc.  -  Barberton, OH 


BWXT’s mission is to provide safe and effective nuclear solutions for national security, clean energy, environmental remediation, nuclear medicine, and space exploration. We have manufacturing facilities, laboratories, and work sites all across the country, all of which require products and services to work efficiently and effectively. 


The Material Services Supervisor directs and coordinates assigned activities for the Material Services group and for the proper utilization of facilities, time and personnel assuring the output and performance conforms to standards of quality and quantity.


Responsibilities/duties include:


  • Plans, directs and coordinates assigned activities.
  • Exercises jurisdiction over skilled occupations which include materials cribs, warehouse, shipping/receiving and transportation personnel, etc. performing work to expeditiously support the manufacturing of product component parts and other shop assignment.
  • Inputs data via computer systems for such activities as maintenance work orders, hourly employee time charging records, and production/scheduling systems.
  • Recommends improvements in shop operating procedures, policies and processes, and may recommend the acquisition of additional or new equipment and machinery when costs and production problems dictate.
  • Supports off shifts as required.
  • Administers the bargaining unit agreement, transfers, training of subordinates and recommending workforce changes. Performs other miscellaneous functions that are common responsibilities of all supervisory personnel
  • Oversees all warehouse and material crib functions
  • Ensures shop delivery requests are completed
  • Works with planners, schedulers and shop foreman to minimize delays
  • Adheres to procedures for storage of certain materials
  • Safe transport of tooling and components moved by rail, tractor, trailers, fork trucks, etc.
  • Schedules services with outside vendor for maintenance of material service’s equipment
  • Schedules all plant rail moves, works with railroad crew to ensure safe transport of loaded railcars
  • Schedules annual inspection of rail lines with outside vendor, shipping of finished components (Intra Plant Transfers),
  • Ensures all documentation is completed and signed prior to releasing load, and works with the Inventory Control Technicians and Inventory Control Analysts.


Minimum job requirements:


  • A minimum of an associate’s degree in a related field is required.  
  • A minimum of five (5) years’ experience in manufacturing or industrial engineering.  
  • Must be a U.S. citizen with no dual citizenship.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) clearance.


Additional job requirements:


  • Prior experience with manufacturing engineering, industrial engineering or shop floor supervision desired.
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Experience with developing, delivering, and maintaining training activities.
  • Excellent organization and program management skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel is desired.




  • The Material Services Supervisor will work a 9/80 work week while receiving market leading pay, paid time off, paid winter holiday shutdown, educational refund plan, medical, dental, vision and service-based retirement contributions with additional 401k match.
  • Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.



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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