Laboratory Supervisor 2

Date: Feb 6, 2024

Location: Erwin, TN, US

Company: BWX Technologies

Nuclear Fuel Services (NFS) is a division of BWX Technologies.  Headquartered in Lynchburg, VA., BWX Technologies, Inc. (BWXT) is a leading supplier of nuclear components and fuel to the U.S. government; provides technical, management and site services to support governments in the operation of complex facilities and environmental remediation activities; and supplies precision manufactured components and services for the commercial nuclear power industry. BWXT has more than 5,200 employees and significant operations in Lynchburg, VA.; Erwin, TN.; Mount Vernon, IN.; Euclid, OH; Barberton, OH; and Cambridge, Ontario, as well as more than a dozen U.S. Department of Energy sites around the country. Follow us on Twitter @BWXTech and learn more at


Laboratory Supervisor 2 -- Nuclear Fuel Services, Inc.  -  Erwin, TN


Supervises the operation of the laboratory units as directed and approve analytical data prior to reporting.  Assure that operations are performed in a safe and compliant manner.  Act as laboratory material custodian as required. 


Major Duties and Responsibilities:

1.  Studies and understands the labor contract, lab procedures and equipment utilized in the lab area.  Makes job assignments, keeps hourly time sheets updated daily and schedules overtime as needed.  Orders equipment parts and consumable supplies necessary for operations.

2.  Supervises laboratory operations and personnel as directed.  Determines analytical priorities with plant needs by communicating with laboratory management, production units, and other departments.  Plans and manages sample flow.

3.  Acts as laboratory material custodian on all shifts.  Directs and performs operations to comply with material control requirements. 

4.  Approves analytical data prior to reporting to ensure compliance with analytical and regulatory requirements.

5.  Monitors and evaluates lab operations and communicates this information to lab management and staff.  Reports accidents, equipment issues that will impact laboratory operations, procedural deviations, an any other unusual occurrence.

6.  Communicates as required with Maintenance Department to identify repair needs and priority when equipment problems occur. Establish maintenance priorities if required.  Writes work orders, serves as Work Area Administrator and performs Lock Out/Tag Out.

7.  Directs hourly personnel, monitors and helps hourly maintain their job qualifications.  Monitors analytical quality, level of performance, and procedure compliance ability to meet regulatory and safety requirements.  Communicates and acts on this information as required.  Initiates disciplinary action if needed.

8.  Able to perform with minimal oversight from Laboratory Operations Unit Manager.  Capable of providing sole supervision of the off-shift.


Education Requirements:

B. S. -- Science, Engineering or technical field OR eight years’ laboratory supervision experience may be substituted for the B. S. Degree. Must have one year of college Chemistry or Physics.


Experience Requirements:

One to two years’ supervisory experience.  In lieu of the 1-2 years required supervisory experience, a B. S. -- Science, Engineering or other technical degree without supervisory experience is acceptable.



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) 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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