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Human Resources Generalist

Date: Apr 10, 2021

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


BWXT is currently seeking a Human Resources Generalist (Labor Relations) for its Erwin, TN location!


Job Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for site-level Labor Relations administration (grievance administration; arbitration support; issue resolution with Union/Management)
  • Provide day to day HR support to the workforce through employee engagement on the shop floor, responding to questions/inquiries in a timely manner and working to resolve concerns as soon as identified.
  • Advise employees and managers on interpretation of policies, guidelines, procedures, laws, and other government regulations.
  • Consult with management on a day-to-day basis in the areas of employee relations to identify and resolve performance and work environment issues.
  • Complete employee relations investigations with a focus on the facts of the situation, legal and policy compliance, and prompt resolution.
  • Guide and support employees through FMLA and Short Term Disability related leaves and coordinates required return to work protocols.  
  • Assist with employee events, including but not limited to, policy training; organization-wide meetings; diversity & inclusion programming
  • Ensure regulatory compliance through routine checks of required legal and ethics postings.
  • Responsible for the maintenance, integrity and confidentiality of new hire files and records.


 Job Qualifications/Requirements:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in human resources, business, or a closely related field is required.
  • Must possess a minimum of 10 years of related experience in human resources including experience in the areas of Labor Relations, employee relations and employment law compliance.
  • Prior experience with Labor Relations responsibilities is highly preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide excellent customer service while ensuring legal and policy compliance.
  • Demonstrated time management skills with the ability to effectively balance multiple competing priorities.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization and to work collaboratively with cross functional teams. 
  • Demonstrated intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite’s Outlook, PPT and Word. With an advanced proficiency level in Excel to produce required business reporting.  
  • This position supports a safety and quality driven, 24-7 manufacturing operation and requires the ability and availability to work the occasional adjusted schedule. Variations to normal work hours may include but are not limited to support of early morning meetings, engagement with the shop floor during 2nd shift evening operations, scheduled plant initiatives, unplanned after-hours investigations and pre-planned weekend employee events.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen with no dual citizenship. 
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) clearance.



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.


Nearest Major Market: Asheville
Nearest Secondary Market: Knoxville

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