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Safety Analysis Specialist

Date: Jul 27, 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 6,400 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



Safety Analysis Specialist  -- Nuclear Fuel Services - Erwin, TN


Summary Description of Job:


Provide safety analysis support (radiological or chemical) for the preparation of safety analysis documents associated with design, construction, startup, and operation of enriched uranium processing and support operations.  Participate in team evaluations and support preparation of safety basis documentation for new and/or modified plant processes, systems, and components, including items relied on for safety (IROFS) and safety related equipment (SRE).


Major Duties and Responsibilities of Job:


  • Participate in ISA teams that use process hazard analysis methods to identify potential accident scenarios and safety controls.
  • Support identification of radiological and/or chemical source terms and safety hazards.
  • Use computer models and other calculation methods to support the performance of accident consequence analyses and dose/exposure consequences determinations.
  • Provide input to safety analysis reports and safety basis documentation for new and modified processes, systems, and components.
  • Review work requests, procedures, and drawings detailing proposed process changes to understand effects to the safety basis.
  • Assist with field design verification; hazard analysis walk downs; and periodic inspections, audits, and assessments.
  • Support preparation and/or revision of ISA summary documents.
  • Participate in failure investigations for failed/degraded IROFS and management measures.
  • Provide input to responses to regulatory requests in defense of safety basis documentation.


Educational Requirements of Job:


  • B. S.  -- Science, Engineering or technical discipline OR eight (8) years' experience in safety analysis. 


Experience Requirements (Beyond educational or equivalent):


  • With a B. S. degree with six (6) to eight (8) years' familiarity with safety analysis is recommended to demonstrate ability to apply technical knowledge to plant situations, requirements, and analyses. 
  • Without B. S. degree, fourteen (14) years' safety analysis 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 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) 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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