Procurement Specialist

Date: Apr 2, 2024

Location: Idaho Falls, ID, 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.




The Procurement Specialist will work at the Naval Reactors Facility (NRF) located on the Idaho National Lab. The Procurement Specialist is responsible for complex procurement actions, including vendor sourcing, solicitation, proposal evaluation, delivery, closeout, and all associated aspects of the procurement process; contract oversight to ensure all applicable contract requirements, BWXT corporate policies and Federal Acquisition Regulations are appropriately applied to procurement actions; overseeing and tracking the purchasing of materials and services to ensure all project needs and timelines are met; auditing the receiving / receipt controls of materials; auditing material stores inventories; establishing purchase orders / purchasing agreements with vendors through BWXT Corporate Procurement; auditing Purchase Card reconciliations monthly; and drafting Approval Requests (AR) to the customer for procurements as required by BWSR procurement procedures and the BWSR  contract.




The successful candidate is responsible to:


  • Establishes purchase orders/purchasing agreements with vendors through BWXT Corporate Procurement.
  • Oversees and tracks the purchasing of materials and services, ensuring all project needs and timelines are met.
  • Audits the receiving / receipt controls of materials.
  • Audits material stores inventories.
  • Audits Purchase Card reconciliations monthly.
  • Drafts Approval Requests (AR) to the customer for procurements as required by BWSR procurement procedures, and the BWSR contract.
  • Ensures all BWSR procurements meet BWSR procedures and customer requirements, to include requirements for competitive sourcing and/or sole source or single source justifications and approvals.
  • Consults with BWSR, LLC and BWXT Corporate experts to ensure purchases “conform to good Commercial and Government procurement practices and requirements”.
  • Gains and maintains expertise in customer, BWSR, BWXT Corporate procurement, Purchase Card, and material control procedures and requirements.
  • Effectively communicate with requestors and vendors of any change in material or expected delivery times.





Minimum Qualifications:


  • Should be familiar with purchasing and accounts payable systems and procedures.
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) required.  Ability to use various inventory management and material procurement processing systems.
  • Must be able to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy “L” security clearance.
  • Able to complete and maintain all training and qualifications required for the position.
  • Ability to evaluate and prioritize work when given multiple procurement requests at once.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by management.




  • Minimum Associate's degree in technical field plus 4 years of experience or a minimum of 8 years’ relevant experience in construction, overhaul, procurement and/or material management.



The base salary range for this position in Idaho (US-ID) at the start of employment is expected to be between $62,000 and $97,000 per year. However, the base salary offered is based on local job market factors, and may vary further depending on factors specific to the selected job candidate, such as job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and other objective business considerations. Subject to these considerations, the total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, such as an annual cash incentive in addition to 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. If hired, the selected job candidate will be employed 'at-will,’ unless employed at a location and in a position subject to a collective bargaining agreement.  The company further reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment, compensation or benefit program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, company or individual department/team performance, and other market factors.


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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