Engineer 2 -- Design Engineering -- Mechanical

Date: Jun 21, 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.

Engineer 2 -- Design Engineering - Mechanical; Nuclear Fuel Services - Erwin, TN



Summary Description of Job:


Evaluates situations, selects and applies standard engineering techniques, procedures and criteria, using judgment in making minor modifications. Assignments have a clear objective and require planning and investigation of limited number of possibilities. Work is reviewed for application of sound judgement and compliance with contract technical requirements and meeting of Division policies and procedures. Receives instructions on specific assignment objectives, complex features and possible solutions. Assistance is furnished on unusual problems and work is reviewed for application of sound professional judgment.


Major Duties and Responsibilities:


1.  Performs work which involves conventional types of plans investigations, structures or equipment with relatively few complex features for which there are precedents.

2.  Performs equipment design and development test of materials, preparation of specifications, process study, research investigations, report preparation, and other activities of limited scope requiring knowledge of principles and techniques commonly employed in the specific narrow area of assignments.

3.  Prepare written reports, drawings/sketches, technical documents (Approval Requests, Requests for Engineering Change, etc.), compliance reviews, monitor contract performance to quality and schedules, develop computer systems, technical requirements and review hardware for product release of manufacturing.

4.  Designs and conducts tests or experiments, adjust and correlate data, organize and plan own work.

5.  Applies understanding of manufacturing technology, technical process specifications, Engineering policies and procedures, QC procedures, department goals and other department and customer needs and roles.

6.  Develops ability to interpret technical specifications, conduct meetings, deal with customer, vendor, and other department representative, prepare time and cost estimates.


Educational Requirements of Job


B.S. Degree -- Engineering.


Experience Requirements of Job (Beyond educational or equivalent):


Two (2) years' engineering experience since B.S. (1 year with MS).


Further Position Requirements:

  • Ability to effectively communicate complex technical information in writing and verbally.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a multifunctional team.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE security clearance.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen with no dual citizenship.




Pay: $62,000 - $109,000


The base salary range for this position in Tennessee (US-TN) at the start of employment is expected to be between $62,000 and $109,000 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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