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Operations Manager

Date: Mar 10, 2023

Location: Euclid, OH, US

Company: BWX Technologies

At BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: BWXT), we are People Strong, Innovation Driven. Headquartered in Lynchburg, Virginia, BWXT is a Fortune 1000 and 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 approximately 6,700 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 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 @BWXT and learn more at


Operations Manager - BWX Technologies, Inc. - Euclid, Ohio

Manage overall operations, effectively and successfully managing labor, productivity, and safety measures as established for the Operations Department. This position reports to the Deputy General Manager.  



  • Ensure safe and efficient operations

  • Formulate and execute operational objectives, goals, and tactical plans

  • Perform quality controls and monitor production KPIs

  • Manage Facilities and Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, and NC Programming & Tooling

  • Manage budgets and forecasts

  • Control and direct capital purchases and budget

  • Manage staff levels, wages, hours, contract labor to revenue

  • Track staffing requirements, hiring new employees as needed

  • Maintain safe and healthy work environment by establishing, following and enforcing standards and procedures, complying with legal regulations

  • Improve operational management systems, processes and best practices

  • Drive long-term planning to create initiatives that further the company's overall goals

  • Champion process improvements & digital transformation initiatives

  • Demonstrate organizational skills and the flexibility to jump from priority to priority, essential to a role that juggles a variety of functions and projects

  • Manage ~3 subordinate managers who oversee a total of 175+ employees including both salary and hourly UAW Union employees.

    • Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and with applicable laws. 

    • Interview, hire and train employees; plan, assign and direct work; appraise performance; reward and discipline employees; address complaints and resolve problems.


Qualifications and Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in technical area or degree with equivalent experience in technical area

  • Minimum five (5) years supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment

  • Minimum ten (10) years of manufacturing experience

  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret documents, business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and governmental regulations

  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals

  • Ability to effectively communicate with direct reports, peers, across departments, and when interviewing others for job openings

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers and customers throughout the company

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions

  • Ability to train others

  • Proficient with word-processing, spreadsheet applications, human resource systems, and manufacturing software, such as MS Word, Excel and SAP

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE security clearance.


Leadership Competencies Required:


  • Business Ethics – Inspires the trust of others; Keeps commitments; Treats people with respect; Upholds organizational values; Works with integrity and ethically.

  • Communications – Exhibits good listening and comprehension; Expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; Keeps others adequately informed; Selects and uses appropriate communication methods.

  • Cost Consciousness – Conserves organizational resources; Contributes to profits and revenue; Develops and implements cost saving measures; Works within approved budget.

  • Judgment – Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Includes appropriate people in decision making process; Makes timely decisions; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions.

  • Managing People – Develops subordinates’ skills and encourages growth; Includes subordinates in planning; Makes self-available to subordinates; Provides direction and gains compliance; Provides regular performance feedback; Takes responsibility for subordinates’ activities.

  • Performance Coaching – Defines responsibilities and expectations; Encourages training and development; Gives performance feedback; Motivates for increased results; Recognizes contributions; Sets goals and objectives.

  • Planning and Organization – Integrates changes smoothly; Plans for additional resources; Prioritizes and plans work activities; Sets goals and objectives; Uses time efficiently; Works in an organized manner.

  • Problem Solving – Develops alternative solutions; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Identifies problems in a timely manner; Resolves problems in early stages; Works well in group problem solving situations.

  • Safety and Security – Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; observes safety and security procedures; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.

  • Teamwork- Balances team and individual responsibilities; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Puts success of team above own interests.  

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) 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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