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Chemist Principal

Date: Sep 8, 2022

Location: Erwin, TN, 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 6,650 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





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



Summary Description of Job:


This position is responsible to plan, initiate, and implement technical support of laboratory and plant operations to ensure stated objectives are achieved, and to develop new or innovative analytical methods.


Major Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Serves as technical specialist in the application of advanced laboratory techniques and applications.
  • As an individual contributor, conceptualizes, plans and executes complex research or investigations into alternate approaches and innovative techniques.
  • May be assigned to develop analytical techniques or evaluate new instrumentation to support development task work.
  • Stays well informed of new scientific methods and instrumentation with the purpose of recommending changes to analytical techniques or development of analytical techniques.
  • Liaison with internal organizations with responsibility to act independently on analytical matters pertaining to the field.
  • Function as technical/group leader, when assigned, to direct task group activities to accomplish objectives.
  • Plan courses of action to improve quality and efficiency of operations and ALARA control with the laboratory environment.
  • Develop business case summaries for analytical equipment to support capital project procurement.
  • In a technical/group leadership role, coordinate and manage group meetings supporting special efforts like new projects and Human Performance.
  • Provide technical expertise to production operations to provide specialized investigations through applications of advanced analytical techniques.


Education Requirements of Job:


  • B.S. Degree in Chemistry


Experience Requirements of Job (Beyond educational or equivalent):


  • At least 15 years' experience beyond B. S. degree. 




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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