Welding Engineer Intern

Date: Dec 2, 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 www.bwxt.com.



BWXT is currently seeking a Welding Engineering Intern for its Barberton, Ohio facility.



We are looking for motivated college students to join our highly-skilled team of engineers for an exciting summer internship in Barberton, Ohio.


At BWXT, our interns perform challenging tasks in their field of study while developing and delivering unique solutions for use in a nuclear environment. Our interns work collaboratively as part of our manufacturing and operational teams and will tackle various projects and tasks relating directly to fabrication and engineering challenges. Interns will be exposed to various parts of the manufacturing process that may include process and procedure creation/revisions, assisting with product and/or tooling improvements, perform testing and analysis, and assist with engineering and shop operations personnel on a daily basis. 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.


Primary Responsibilities:


The Welding Engineering Intern’s main assignment will be to support welding engineering projects, improvements, and welding engineering specific functions. The intern will support the Welding Engineering Team with various tasks including but not limited to:


  • Learn and carryout basic functions of shop floor and contract welding engineering duties
  • Lead 5S/process improvement projects relating to specific shop operation jobs
  • Assist with performance of welding procedure development and interpretations
  • Perform welding operation and system audits
  • Apply knowledge of welding processes to support shop floor operations and troubleshooting of welding equipment and operations
  • Documentation and support of operational improvements such as the following:
    • Creation of job specific aids, weld instructions, or checklists
    • Carryout operational efficiency projects (Individual & Team Based (Multi-discipline)
    • Support data collection and analysis for weld metrics


Internship Program Qualifications:


  • Must be enrolled full time in an accredited university/college in Welding Engineering, Welding Engineering Technology, Manufacturing Engineering Technology with a welding emphasis, or equivalent with a minimum of 2 years of relevant course work completed.
  • Prior internship experience is preferred but not required
  • Experience or knowledge with basic arc welding processes such as GTAW, SMAW, SAW, and GMAW welding. Robotics/Automated process knowledge is preferred but not required.
  • Proficient in fundamental computer skills (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)
  • Strong technical problem-solving abilities and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent technical writing and verbal communication skills
  • Must be a U.S. citizen with no dual citizenship



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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