Technologist 4 -- T&WM Technical Services

Date: Sep 15, 2023

Location: Erwin, TN, US

Company: BWX Technologies

Headquartered in Lynchburg, VA., BWX Technologies, Inc. (BWXT) is a leading supplier of nuclear components and fuel to the U.S. government; provides technical, management and site services to support governments in the operation of complex facilities and environmental remediation activities; and supplies precision manufactured components and services for the commercial nuclear power industry. BWXT has more than 5,200 employees and significant operations in Lynchburg, VA.; Erwin, TN.; Mount Vernon, IN.; Euclid, OH; Barberton, OH; and Cambridge, Ontario, as well as more than a dozen U.S. Department of Energy sites around the country. Follow us on Twitter @BWXTech and learn more at


Technologist 4 (T&WM Technical Services) -  Nuclear Fuel Services, Inc.  -  Erwin, TN


Major Responsibilities:

Under the general supervision of the manager, has technical responsibility for manufacturing, quality control or subcontractor processes which must yield acceptable product.  May act as group leader for other technicians/technologists engaged in mutual technical work.  Applies intensive and diversified knowledge and practices in broad areas of assignments.  Makes independent decisions on problems and methods and represents the division in conferences to resolve important questions and to plan and coordinate work.  This position is responsible for ensuring that all aspects of the NFS Transportation/Waste Management (T/WM) programs are compliant with federal and state waste regulations. Responsible for safe and compliant transportation of radioactive and hazardous waste and product from NFS to sites nationwide.  Specific attributes include waste characterization packaging, storage, and disposition including compliance with RCRA, TSCA, NRC, and DOT. 


Representative Responsibilities:

1. Plans, develops, and coordinates a large and important project or a number of smaller projects.

2.  Performs complex or novel assignments requiring the development of new or improved techniques and procedures.

3.  May develop and evaluate plans and criteria for a variety of projects and activities to be carried out by others.

4.  Organizes own work and that of other technicians/technologists who may be assigned as assistants on projects.  Estimates personnel needs and schedules and assigns work to meet completion dates.

5.  Provides periodic written reports outlining work to date, problems encountered, and solutions found to be effective.

6. Performs assigned work in a timely manner with a high degree of accuracy.

7.  Assists in the training of new personnel.

8.  Interface with on-site waste generators to develop solutions to technical problems associated with T&WM.

9.  Provide direction to waste generators for adherence to on-site and off-site waste acceptance criteria.

10.  Interpret laboratory analytical data and characterize material for disposal in accordance with applicable regulations and disposal/treatment facilities waste acceptance criteria.

11.  Review and approve work requests, procedures, and drawings detailing proposed process changes and determine waste characterization, packaging, storage and disposal strategies.  Waste streams included are RCRA, low level radioactive waste, mixed waste, PCB waste, and sanitary waste.

12.  Develop/revise waste characterization document.

13.  Prepare sampling and analysis plans in accordance with EPA guidance documents and SW-846.

14.  Interpret laboratory analytical data and characterize material for disposal in accordance with applicable regulations and disposal/treatment facilities waste acceptance criteria.

15.  Satisfactorily complete or maintain DOE Advanced Hazardous/Radioactive/Mixed Waste Shipper Certification.

16.  Manifest radioactive, hazardous, and mixed waste for transport.


Educational Requirements:

B.S. or any equivalent combination of education and experience.


Experience Requirements

Ten (10) years related assignments.


Other Job Qualifications:

Must be able to demonstrate superior written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.

Must be a U. S. Citizen with no dual citizenship

Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Department of Energy Security Clearance.





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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