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Equipment Engineer

Date: Nov 8, 2022

Location: Lynchburg, VA, US

Company: BWX Technologies

At BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: BWXT), we are People Strong, Innovation Driven. Headquartered in Lynchburg, Va., BWXT provides safe and effective nuclear solutions for national security, clean energy, environmental remediation, nuclear medicine and space exploration. With approximately 6,400 employees, BWXT has 12 major operating sites in the U.S. and Canada. 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 remediation 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 @BWXTech and learn more at

BWXT is currently seeking an Equipment Engineer for its Lynchburg, VA location!


The Equipment Engineer provides manufacturing engineering support for EMO shop floor operations while continuously putting safety first. 


Job Description/Duties:

  • Researches, evaluates, and understands production processes to develop well engineered solutions.
  • Prepares procedures and drawings to support manufacturing activities. 
  • Resolves daily manufacturing issues in a team environment. 
  • Identifies, designs, procures, and implements, manufacturing equipment and fixtures. 
  • Communicates design ideas with process engineers and area personnel both orally and in writing. 
  • Performs process monitoring using statistical methods. 
  • Generates process improvements including span and cost reductions. 
  • Manages multiple projects simultaneously. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Job Qualifications/Requirements:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Engineering from an ABET-accredited university plus two (2) years of relevant experience is required. Mechanical Engineering degree preferred. Internal candidates with a Physics Degree who are already on the Engineering Ladder are also eligible.
  • Must possess previous experience in mechanical design, including generating drawings, procedures, and technical reports. 
  • Demonstrable knowledge of chemical processing (pickling) or heat treat is desired. 
  • Must be highly self-motivated and directed, with keen attention to detail and the ability to to work with minimal supervision. 

  • Must be able to effectively lead multi-disciplinary projects. 

  • Ability to work in a team-oriented, collaborative environment with both hourly and salary personnel is required.
  • Must be able to demonstrate superior written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Proven analytical and creative problem-solving abilities is required.
  • Must be a US Citizen with no dual citizenship.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) 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) 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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