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Industrial Safety Specialist 4

Date: Nov 23, 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



Industrial Safety Specialist 4 -- Nuclear Fuel Services - Erwin, TN


Summary Description of Job:


Leads one or more of the safety program functional areas, including but not limited to, chemical safety, industrial hygiene, industrial safety, ergonomics or fire protection.  Leads team evaluations of processes and activities for new or modified plant facilities, processes, systems, and components.  Mentors salaried and hourly employees in aspects of industrial safety implementation and performance.  Lead the development, execution, and assessment of programs to protect the health and safety of NFS employees.  Serves as cognizant specialist in assigned program areas.  Leads and/or participates in hazard analysis activities and champions special Industrial Safety projects and initiatives.  Ensures functional program data is collected, documented, analyzed, interpreted, reported, and maintained.


Major Duties and Responsibilities of Job:


1.  Assists Industrial Safety Manager with assigned routine and special management activities, including the coaching mentoring to safety staff, and plant salaried and hourly employees in aspects of industrial safety implementation and performance. Assists with short and long range program planning.  Provides input to budget and cost control activities.


2.  Assesses impact, applicability, and graded response to safety requirements and initiatives.  Reviews proposed requirements to determine impact and recommends resolution or path forward to the Industrial Safety Manager.  Interfaces with federal, state, and local regulatory bodies within areas of responsibility.


3.  Lead and/or supports activities of hazard analysis teams and independently executes program elements as assigned.  Oversees activities conducted by other Industrial Safety Specialists.  May be designated to act on behalf of the IS Manager.  Determines and identifies potential hazards and identifies required protective actions resulting from activities, including participation in safety evaluations of processes and activities for new or modified plant facilities, processes, systems, and components.  Participates on readiness review teams.  Reviews and concurs on major and complex work requests.  Supports emergency response activities as directed.


4.  Develops and executes complex safety program elements and responsibilities to protect the health and safety of NFS employees.  Recommends improvements or enhancements to existing program to the Industrial Safety Manager, implements improvements or enhancements, and prepares program documents, instructions, new procedures or other command media as required. Performs or oversees testing and monitoring, provides guidance, and analyzes, and interprets data.  Serves as trained competent person for assigned areas.  Identifies develops and/or implements safety training.


5.  Develops, guides, and implements complex assessment, measurement, and reporting processes and program.  Evaluates program challenges and develops corrective action and program improvements.  Manages, performs and reports the results of accident investigations, prevention programs, and improvement initiatives. Serves the team member of stakeholder on equipment and facility design reviews for safety and regulatory compliance.  Assesses proposed work activities to identify hazards, safety needs, and required precautions.  May manage and implement safety aspects of complex and/or extended projects.


Educational Requirements of Job:


B. S.  -- Hygiene, Safety, Engineering, Science or other degree as deemed appropriate by the Industrial Safety Manager 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) or is a Certified Safety Professional or Certified Industrial Hygienist.


Experience Requirements (Beyond educational or equivalent):


With a B. S. degree nine (9) to ten (10) years' experience in industrial safety disciplines sufficient to demonstrate ability to apply technical knowledge to plant situations and requirements. With a M. S. degree six (6) to eight (8) years' experience in industrial safety disciplines sufficient to demonstrate 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 safety protocols, including, but not limited to, any applicable COVID-19 vaccination and testing requirements.  This means that any existing BWXT employees and new hires, whether working at a customer site, working remotely, or working in a BWXT facility, will be required to adhere to applicable COVID-19 requirements.  These requirements may include vaccination, attestations regarding vaccination status and/or regular COVID-19 testing, and employees may be required to show proof of vaccination and/or negative test results as a condition of employment.  Requests for a reasonable accommodation will be reviewed and assessed pursuant to applicable law and Company policy.  Please speak with your BWXT Talent Acquisition Representative to determine which protocols will apply to the work location assigned to the job you are seeking.


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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