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Systems Engineer

Date: Jun 20, 2019

Location: Lynchburg, VA, US

Company: BWX Technologies

Headquartered in Lynchburg, Va., BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:BWXT) is a leading supplier of nuclear components and fuel to the U.S. government; provides technical and management services to support the U.S. government in the operation of complex facilities and environmental remediation activities; and supplies precision manufactured components, services and fuel for the commercial nuclear power industry. With approximately 6,100 employees, BWXT has nine major operating sites in the U.S. and Canada. In addition, BWXT joint ventures provide management and operations at a dozen U.S. Department of Energy and two NASA facilities. Follow us on Twitter @BWXTech and learn more at


Job Description/Duties:

·        Work cooperatively with established automation engineers or teams to use existing skills to design, build, maintain, and modify data acquisition and process control systems for automated equipment that supports manufacturing, quality control, and other plant operations.

·        Integrate automated PC based and/or PLC based control systems with other third party software and hardware tools, precision sensors and motion control, actuators, interfaces, and manipulators.

·        Must have the technical ability to perform functional and performance analysis of automated systems, along with the creation and maintenance of system and testing documentation.

·        Assist in the modification, repair, support and management of existing complex, automated hardware systems.

·        The candidate for this experienced position must have an effective working knowledge and skill level in using ANSI C and VB.Net programming languages, and will be required to demonstrate programming proficiency and controls programming skills.

·        Any additional knowledge or experience in programming PLC logic, and programming tools from third party suppliers is a plus.

·        The candidate must be willing to train extensively to expand their skill set. 

·        Candidate should be a self-starter, capable of effectively working as part of a team, and occasionally, independently.

Job Qualifications/Requirements:

  • BS Degree from an ABET Accredited institution in Engineering is required.  Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Computer Science is preferred.
  • Candidates with direct experience or knowledge in designing, creating, programming, testing and maintaining automated hardware control systems are preferred.
  • Candidates should also show some expertise or skill in the use of databases, network services, and automated systems controls.
  • Experience in automated manufacturing is a plus.


US Citizenship, with no dual citizenship is required for this position.


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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