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Quality Lead Auditor

Date: Sep 16, 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 a Quality Lead Auditor for its Lynchburg, VA location!


Job Description/Duties:

  • Leads internal and external audits to confirm technical, quality, and regulatory compliance to requirements, thus ensuring the quality of BWXT products and services.
  • Prepares audit plans through detailed analysis of previous issues, current performance, and requirements.
  • Assembles and leads audit teams of BWXT personnel and customer representatives.
  • Evaluates internal and supplier manufacturing and quality processes.
  • Participates in customer quality performance evaluations or other audits as necessary.
  • Writes audit summary reports documenting the results for distribution to senior managers, regulators and customers.
  • Writes and revises procedures related to the audit process.
  • Initiates and reviews Corrective Actions ensuring audit findings are resolved completely.
  • Identifies and evaluates trends in supplier audit findings.
  • Prepares internal and external audit schedules.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Job Qualifications/Requirements:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field is required.
  • A minimum of two (2) years of relevant experience is required.  Auditing and/or Quality Assurance experience is preferred.
  • Candidate must obtain and maintain NQA-1 lead auditor status.  Existing or previous NQA-1 qualification a plus.
  • American Society for Quality Certified Quality Auditor (ASQ CQA) certification is preferred.
  • Possess effective skills in leadership, demonstrated ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing, teamwork, time management, planning, and conflict resolution. 
  • Experience in the nuclear or defense industry is strongly preferred.
  • Experience with and understanding of quality elements is desired, including quality systems, change management, document and data control, product identification and traceability, inspection and testing, control of non-conforming product, corrective and preventive action, control of records, and process control.
  • Candidate must be proficient with Microsoft Office products and be willing and able to learn BWXT proprietary computer systems.
  • Initial period of employment may include increased travel requirements to support required off-site training.
  • A writing sample will be 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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