Chemist 1

Date: Apr 2, 2024

Location: Erwin, TN, 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 Follow us on LinkedIn, X, Facebook and Instagram.

Chemist  1 -  Nuclear Fuel Services (BWXT)  -  Erwin, TN



Summary Description of Job:


This is an entry level position for chemists.  Initially, the chemist is assigned to training in various laboratories in the plant for a period of one to two months.


Major Duties and Responsibilities:

1.  Develop an understanding of the responsibilities of each laboratory in the plant and how they function and interrelate.

2.  Develop an understanding of the responsibilities of each department in the plant, and how they function and interrelate.

3.  Investigate plant processes and develop an understanding of them.

4.  Develop an understanding of the work responsibilities for each of the labor units in the plant.

5.  Become familiar with NFS' analytical methods/systems and determine their capabilities.

6.  Solve technical problems for analytical systems that are safe, efficient, cost effective, and meet ALARA objectives.


Education Requirements:

B.S. Degree in Chemistry


Experience Requirements:

One year or less.


Pay: $53,000-$86,000


The base salary range for this position in Tennessee at the start of employment is expected to be between $53,000.00 and $86,000.00 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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