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Emergency Services Specialist 3

Date: Mar 23, 2023

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 6,400 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



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


Summary Description of Job:


  • Assigned the lead as program owner of at least two of the Emergency Services program functional areas, including but not limited to, the NFS Volunteer Fire Brigade Program, Pre-Fire Plan program, and Respiratory Fit Testing Program areas including assisting with the development and implementation of program area budgets and administration.
  • Demonstrates the ability to be qualified as Fire Brigade training instructor, Fitness for Duty Program Collection Site Person and other Emergency Services functions.  In addition, remains qualified as a subject matter expert in Industrial Safety function areas (chemical safety, industrial hygiene, industrial protection, ergonomics, scaffolding, fall or general fire protection). 
  • Ensures functional program data is collected, documented, analyzed, interpreted, reported, and maintained.  Interfaces with auditors and inspectors during program review as performed by internal and external auditors and regulatory inspection personnel. 
  • Assumes a role as the authorized delegate for the Emergency Services Unit Manager during their absence for Emergency Services (Respiratory Fit Testing, Fire Brigade functions, etc.) only.


Major Duties and Responsibilities of Job:


  • Assists Emergency Services Manager with assigned routine and special management activities including short and long range program planning.  Provides budgetary input toward the implementation and performance of established budget and cost control activities.
  • Maintains ownership of at least two regulatory required program areas including but not limited to the NFS Fire Brigade Program, Pre-Fire Plan Program, and Respiratory Fit Testing Program.
  • Provides direction and assumes active leadership roles such as authorized trainer with the NFS Fire Brigade (35-45 volunteer employees) to help ensure compliance with NFPA and other regulatory guidance requirements.  Supports emergency response activities as directed.
  • Interfaces with the Medical & Wellness group personnel to ensure an efficient and compliant respiratory fit testing process.  Recognized as a subject matter expert and provides oversight to other group personnel regarding this function.
  • Qualified to initiate and complete work request documentation utilized for the completion of various work activities performed by NFS Maintenance and subcontractor personnel in compliance with applicable Work Management procedures.
  • Evaluates program challenges and develops corrective action and program improvements.  Qualified to support assigned investigations as a team member.
  • Assumes assigned role as an authorized delegate for the Emergency Services Unit Manager during their absence for Emergency Services (Respiratory Fit Testing, Fire Brigade functions, etc.) only.
  • Demonstrates a proficiency with the NFS Purchasing process to include the ability to initiate the CPPR process for acquisition of capital budget equipment and services.  This includes maintaining required functional and calibrated equipment (where applicable) and supplies at sufficient inventory levels for continued operation with minimum of impact or delays to the NFS Plant Operation.
  • Provides oversight and necessary support to the Radiation Technicians (8-10 individuals) normally assigned to support Emergency Services and Industrial Safety functions (respirator cleaning and fit testing process, fire brigade equipment inspection and maintenance, emergency response equipment inspection and maintenance, etc.).


Educational Requirements of Job:


B. S.  -- Hygiene, Safety, Engineering or Science OR equivalent experience acceptable with at least two years' relevant experience for each year college (i.e. eight years' experience in lieu of a degree).


Experience Requirements (Beyond educational or equivalent):


With a B. S. degree six (6) - eight (8) years' experience in Emergency Services and Industrial Safety disciplines sufficient to demonstrate the ability to apply technical knowledge to plant situations and requirements. 



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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