Automation Specialist 3

Date: Feb 17, 2024

Location: Erwin, TN, US

Company: BWX Technologies

Headquartered in Lynchburg, VA., BWX Technologies, Inc. (BWXT) is a leading supplier of nuclear components and fuel to the U.S. government; provides technical, management and site services to support governments in the operation of complex facilities and environmental remediation activities; and supplies precision manufactured components and services for the commercial nuclear power industry. BWXT has more than 5,200 employees and significant operations in Lynchburg, VA.; Erwin, TN.; Mount Vernon, IN.; Euclid, OH; Barberton, OH; and Cambridge, Ontario, as well as more than a dozen U.S. Department of Energy sites around the country. Follow us on Twitter @BWXTech and learn more at


Automation Specialist 3 -- Nuclear Fuel Services - Erwin, TN


Summary Description of Job:


Develops the design and installation requirements for automation hardware and software necessary to support Engineering projects.  Supports troubleshooting and problem resolution for automation hardware/software issues affecting operations.


Major Duties and Responsibilities of Job:


1.  Assumes direct Engineering responsibility for developing Functional Design Requirements and software code for assigned projects.

2.  Provides technical direction to engineers and designers to resolve PLC problems and identify PLC design requirements.

3.  Reviews proposed designs and recommends changes that will improve cost, efficiency, and safety.

4.  Provides technical support to operations to resolve problems with automation hardware and/or software issues.

5.  Provides technical support for installation and maintenance of process instrumentation and PLC hardware.

6.  Specifies automation systems in accordance with NEC, ISA and NFS standards.

7.  Guides, directs, and consults with A/E firms, vendors, and construction contractors, as required, to fulfill assigned projects.

8.  Responsible for individual assignments on project teams.

9.  Provides technical guidance to peers regarding technical issues.


Educational Requirements of Job:


A. S. -- Electronics or related field OR Equivalent experience acceptable in lieu of a degree in the amount of 4 years' relevant experience.


Experience Requirements (Beyond educational or equivalent):


With A. S. Degree it requires over ten years' experience in PLC hardware/software design and/or troubleshooting OR without A. S. degree it requires 15 years' relevant experience in PLC hardware/software design and/or troubleshooting.



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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