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Safety Technician

Date: Nov 18, 2020

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 Technician  -  BWX Technologies, Inc.  -  Erwin, TN



Position Summary:


The Safety Technician will work under the supervision of the Safety Manager and Certified Industrial Hygienist to support the safety and health activities associated with construction and refurbishment projects at a Department of Energy nuclear facility. The Safety Technician will actively support the company's safety programs designed to prevent occupational injury and illness.


Description of Essential Duties:

  • Perform daily calibration and checks of equipment used to monitor for physical, chemical, and biological hazards. Maintain an accurate inventory of the equipment and perform repairs as necessary.
  • Prepare and submit procurement forms for sampling equipment and supplies.
  • Track and schedule calibration for all safety and industrial hygiene equipment.
  • Perform monitoring of employees and work areas for chemical hazards such as asbestos, lead, and silica.
  • Complete chain of custody forms for onsite and offsite analysis of samples, and package samples for shipping.
  • Perform annual inspection, tagging, and logging of in-service fall protection equipment such as harnesses, self-retracting lanyards, and beam clamps.
  • Assist with administration of Federal, State, and Local regulations.
  • Assist with ensuring employees are in compliance with the task work document and Job Hazard Analysis (JHA)
  • Revise and update JHAs used for shop and custodial work as necessary, but every two years at a minimum.
  • Perform other safety-related tasks as assigned.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • High School level education required. Specialized training, Associate's or Bachelor's Degree is preferred and a plus.
  • A minimum of 3 years of previous jobsite safety experience.
  • Ability to prioritize job duties and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent oral and written skills to effectively communicate with employees, supervisors and customers.
  • Strong team player with the ability to develop effective relationships with internal and external customers.
  • Previous experience in the nuclear or radiological field is desirable.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen -  no dual citizenship.
  • Must obtain and maintain a DOE "L" security clearance - current clearance a plus.
  • Must obtain and maintain appropriate radiological controls and other necessary qualifications.



<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">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, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


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Nearest Secondary Market: Knoxville

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