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UT Testing Tech

Date: May 26, 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 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




UT Testing Technician  -  BWX Technologies, Inc.  -  Barberton, OH - 2nd Shift


Responsibilities include:  

  • Studies for and passes specific, general and practical ultrasonic testing examinations
  • Takes directions from ultrasonic testing Group Leader, ultrasonic testing Examiners and NDT Supervisor
  • Interacts with shop supervision and personnel, internal auditors and customer representatives as needed
  • Maintains a clean, neat and orderly workspace, properly stowing instruments, reference standards and equipment after use
  • Performs visual inspections of surfaces to be examined to determine suitability for testing
  • Reads and understands manufacturing process plans and technical drawings
  • Selects equipment, instrumentation, search units and reference standards appropriate to the job per base procedures, addenda and data sheets. (includes lifting up to 50 lbs.)
  • Performs standardization of instruments to procedures, addenda, and data sheets
  • Works in tandem with other ultrasonic operators and Examiners when necessary
  • Transports equipment and reference standards within the plant to the jobsite
  • Performs contact ultrasonic inspection in both shear wave and longitudinal wave modes of heavy walled base materials, cladding and weldments
  • Performs UT thickness testing using both digital handheld meters and A-scan display instruments
  • Prepares detailed test report data such as sketches, test reports, and flyers to provide detailed documentation of results
  • Support shop in proper indication location for removal of ultrasonic and radiographic indications
  • Coordinate with UT Group Leader and other UT inspector operators on overtime and work schedules needed to support shop operations
  • This position has a potential to become a candidate for additional training and qualification as an automated eddy current inspection system operator


Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Associates Degree in technical field preferred, or relevant equivalent work experience of 2 years, or equivalent military training and experience
  • Must be capable of qualifying as an ultrasonic inspector operator for Navy specifications NAVSEA 250-1500-1 for welds, MIL-STD-2132 for base materials, and NSTR-99 personnel qualification
  • Training and/or experience in Eddy Current Testing is a plus






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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