Maintenance Mechanic

Date: Feb 7, 2024

Location: Erwin, TN, US

Company: BWX Technologies

At BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: BWXT), we are People Strong, Innovation Driven. Headquartered in Lynchburg, Virginia, BWXT is a Defense News Top 100 manufacturing and engineering innovator that provides safe and effective nuclear solutions for global security, clean energy, environmental restoration, nuclear medicine and space exploration. With more than 7,000 employees, BWXT has 14 major operating sites in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. 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 restoration and operations management at 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. For more information, visit Follow us on LinkedIn, X, Facebook and Instagram.



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.



The starting rate for this position in Tennessee (US-TN) is $33.00 per hour. The total compensation package for this position may also include a full range of medical, retirement and/or other benefits. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided at such time the selected job candidate receives an offer of employment and are subject to a collective bargaining agreement.


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 health and safety protocols.  As such, all BWXT new hires will be required to adhere to applicable Company health and safety 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, drug test 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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