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Maintenance Mechanic

Date: Nov 3, 2021

Location: Erwin, TN, US

Company: BWX Technologies

Headquartered in Lynchburg, Va., BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:BWXT) is a leading supplier of nuclear components and fuel to the U.S. government; provides technical and management services to support the U.S. government in the operation of complex facilities and environmental remediation activities; and supplies precision manufactured components, services and fuel for the commercial nuclear power industry. With approximately 6,100 employees, BWXT has nine major operating sites in the U.S. and Canada. In addition, BWXT joint ventures provide management and operations at a dozen U.S. Department of Energy and two NASA facilities. Follow us on Twitter @BWXTech and learn more at




Maintenance Mechanic  -  Nuclear Fuel Services (BWXT)  -  Erwin, TN


Summary Description:


Must understand electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems in order to have the ability to trouble-shoot and repair sophisticated equipment.


Major Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Perform repair work as requested and approved by minor work order.
  • Perform work on fissile uranium-bearing equipment in such a manner that nuclear safety is assured.
  • Perform work on hazardous chemicals equipment in such a manner that employees and the environment are protected.
  • Install or modify plant equipment as specified and approved by major work order.  The following skills may be required: pipe fitting, plumbing, masonry work, carpentry, florring, ceiling work, electrical, welding, machinist.
  • Understand and follow engineering drawings and circuit diagrams.
  • Perform gas and electrical welding as required (excepts on pressure vessels).
  • Perform preventative maintenance on plant equpiment.
  • Perform welding, cutting, or spark-producing work in such a manner that fires are prevented.
  • Shutdown, startup, or repair equipment as necessary to mitigate hazards or damage.
  • Move containers and equipment.
  • Prepare accurate and legible records associated with assigned job.
  • Keep work area clean.
  • Understand and follow standard operating procedures, letters of authorization, special instructions, radiation work permits, and welding permits.
  • Have the ability to take and pass both a written and hands-on assessment covering specific skills required to be performed in maintenance such as welding, electrical, etc.


Educational Requirements:


Associate degree or certificate in a craft/technical field or certification from an approved 4-year apprenticeship program.  Additional training or experience is required covering functions performed in the position such as welding, electrical work, HVAC systems, and chemical processing systems.  These skills will be verified through a Skills Assessment.


Experience Requirements:


Five (5) years experience is required.

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/or testing requirements.  In accordance with current and anticipated federal contractor COVID-19 vaccination requirements, BWXT has implemented a policy that all U.S. employees, including new hires, will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 8, 2021 for those under a current federal contract mandate, and January 3, 2022 for all others.  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 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 deadline will apply to the work location assigned to the job you are seeking and whether you can satisfy this 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) 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.


Nearest Major Market: Asheville
Nearest Secondary Market: Knoxville

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