UT Testing Technician

Date: May 3, 2024

Location: Barberton, OH, US

Company: BWX Technologies

Nuclear Fuel Services (NFS) is a division of BWX Technologies. At BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: BWXT), we are People Strong, Innovation Driven. Headquartered in Lynchburg, Virginia, BWXT is a Defense News Top 100 manufacturing and engineering innovator that provides safe and effective nuclear solutions for global security, clean energy, environmental restoration, nuclear medicine and space exploration. With more than 7,000 employees, BWXT has 14 major operating sites in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. 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 restoration and operations management at 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. For more information, visit www.bwxt.com. Follow us on LinkedIn, X, Facebook and Instagram.

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
  • This is for a Weekend shift position


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




Pay: $52,000 - $79,000


The base salary range for this position in Ohio (US-OH) at the start of employment is expected to be between $52,000 and $79,000 per year. However, the base salary offered is based on local job market factors, and may vary further depending on factors specific to the selected job candidate, such as job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and other objective business considerations. Subject to these considerations, the total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, such as an annual cash incentive in addition to a full range of medical, retirement, and/or other benefits. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided at such time the selected job candidate receives an offer of employment. If hired, the selected job candidate will be employed 'at-will,’ unless employed at a location and in a position subject to a collective bargaining agreement.  The company further reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment, compensation or benefit program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, company or individual department/team performance, and other market factors.


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 health and safety protocols.  As such, all BWXT new hires will be required to adhere to applicable Company health and safety requirements within the workplace as a condition of employment.

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, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.




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