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Laboratory Supervisor

Date: Sep 8, 2022

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 6,650 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







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




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


Major Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Studies and understands the labor contract, lab procedures and equipment utilized in the lab area.  Makes job assignments, keeps time cards updated daily and schedules overtime as needed.  Orders equipment parts and consumable supplies necessary for operations.
  • 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.
  • Acts as laboratory material custodian on all shifts.  Directs and performs operations to comply with material control requirements.  Over checks lab operations to ensure MC&A compliance.
  • Approves analytical data prior to reporting to ensure compliance with analytical and regulatory requirements as well as quality systems and principles.
  • 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, and any other unusual occurrence.  Trains, re-instructs, and develops lesson plans as required.
  • Communicates as required with Maintenance Department to identify repair needs and priority when equipment problems occur.   Establishes maintenance priorities and coordinates with lab management for long-term goals.  Writes work orders, serves as Work Area Administrator, conducts pre-job briefs and performs Lock Out/Tag Out. 
  • 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.
  • Self-directed. Minimum management oversight required. Undertakes special projects as required.  Capable of providing sole supervision of any shift.  Trains and provides oversight for other lab supervisors.


Education Requirements:


  • B. S. -- Science, Engineering, Technical  or Management 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:


  • With B. S. degree three years' experience in personnel management and/or operations planning and management. A technical background is required. 
  • A background in quality or mathematical analysis is desired OR without B. S. degree, 11 years' experience.



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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