EMO Manufacturing Specialist

Date: Jul 10, 2024

Location: Lynchburg, VA, 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 7,800 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 www.bwxt.com. Follow us on LinkedIn, X, Facebook and Instagram.


BWXT's Nuclear Operations Group - Lynchburg is currently seeking an Element Manufacturing Operations (EMO) Manufacturing Specialist for its Lynchburg, VA location!


The EMO Manufacturing Specialist supports multiple work areas within Element Manufacturing Operations.


Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Provides daily technical support for the shop floor.
  • Creates equipment specifications and purchase requisitions.
  • Oversees and manages equipment installation/refurbishment projects.
  • Serves as the Subject Matter Expert on operation and troubleshooting of area equipment.
  • Uses software tools to implement improvements to improve the efficiency and productivity of the work area.
  • Creates and/or revises operational procedures.
  • Supports startup testing, training, and qualifications of operations personnel.
  • Supports Engineers, maintenance, and management in troubleshooting of equipment or process-related issues.
  • Identifies and implements solutions for safety issues in the process, operations, and/or equipment.
  • Performs root cause analysis through the corrective action program and implements solutions to prevent recurrence of equipment or process issues.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a related field plus ten (10) years of relevant experience.
  • Must possess previous experience within a manufacturing environment.
  • Previous experience with management of equipment installation or upgrades desired.
  • Must have demonstrable technical/critical thinking skills.
  • Must be highly self-motivated and goal oriented, with keen attention to detail.
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • Must be able to demonstrate superior written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Must be a US Citizen with no dual citizenship.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) clearance.



Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience with management of equipment installation or upgrades desired.



Pay: $81,000 - $123,000


The base salary range for this position in Virginia (US-VA) at the start of employment is expected to be between $81,000 and $123,000 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.




Nearest Major Market: Lynchburg
Nearest Secondary Market: Virginia

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