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Laboratory Intern (Year-Long)

Date: Mar 16, 2023

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



Job Category Posting – Year-Long Laboratory Intern: 


At BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: BWXT), we are People Strong, Innovation Driven. Headquartered in Lynchburg, Va., BWXT provides safe and effective nuclear solutions for global security, clean energy, environmental restoration, nuclear medicine, and space exploration. We have manufacturing facilities, laboratories, and work sites all across the country, all of which require products and services to work efficiently and effectively. Follow us on Twitter at @BWXT and learn more at


BWXT is currently seeking an intern to assist with technician and engineering duties in support of a material characterization and metallographic inspection laboratory group.


Job Responsibilities:

This position requires a mix of hands-on laboratory work and administrative tasks.

  • Prepare weld samples for metallographic evaluation using standard grinding and polishing techniques.
  • Operate and maintain specialized laboratory equipment.
  • Track and catalog samples.
  • Manage lab supply inventories.
  • <20 hours/week


Job Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Must be a currently enrolled student, pursuing a degree in a technical training program related to science, engineering, or manufacturing.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen with no dual citizenship.


Experience in a laboratory or manufacturing environment is desired. Experience with any of the following would be beneficial, but consideration is given to all applicants with a strong desire to learn new technical skills, methods, and equipment. 

    • Metallographic sample preparation.
    • Welding.
    • Machining.
    • Microscopy.
    • Heat treatment and operation of high-temperature furnaces.
    • Mechanical aptitude and desire for hands-on learning.


BWX Technologies embraces diversity of thought, values individuality, encourages new perspectives and provides equal opportunity in employment for all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other category protected by federal, state, and/or local law.



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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