Manufacturing Engineer

Date: Sep 12, 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



BWXT is currently seeking several Manufacturing Engineers for its Advanced Technologies location in Lynchburg, VA!


BWXT is People Strong, Innovation Driven - be part of BWXT’s innovation hub. BWXT’s Advanced Technologies (AT) group researches, designs, and develops innovative new nuclear reactors, nuclear rocket propulsion systems, and radioisotope production systems for both internal and external customers.


If you are looking for a career where your experience is valued, innovative thinking is fostered, and barrier-free teamwork is embraced every day, then this opportunity is for you. The position will be located in the Lynchburg, VA Advanced Technologies office. Relocation benefits are available for this position. 


Job Description / Duties:

  • Lead and coordinate activities with customers, internal and external suppliers, and other stakeholders.
  • Create design models and detailed drawings using Solidworks CAD software and other design methods.
  • Provide engineering support involving assembly, testing and inspection of electromechanical components and systems.
  • Lead and assist in the development and qualification of advanced manufacturing technologies.
  • Support assembling prototype and production equipment.
  • Write manufacturing/assembly plans, procedures, and instructions as well as assist with testing/qualification reports.
  • Support engineering procurement efforts and control of tooling.
  • Support Operations (hand tools, power tools, machining equipment, and automated equipment).
  • Inspect and characterize components.
  • Provide other engineering and manufacturing support tasks as required.


Job Qualifications / Requirements:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Engineering (e.g. Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering other engineering related disciplines) is required.
  • Compensation commensurate with varying levels of education and/or experience.
  • Must have knowledge of product design, fabrication, assembly, tooling, and materials.
  • General knowledge of project engineering activities (task plans, schedules, etc.) is required.
  • Hands-on manufacturing experience for industrial equipment and familiarity with both traditional and advanced manufacturing methods is required.
  • Must have demonstrated ability to communicate with teams of technical people.
  • Must have strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively prepare and deliver technical reports and presentations is required.
  • Must have knowledge of relevant codes and standards.
  • Must be a strong team player with the ability to develop effective relationships with internal and external customers and suppliers.
  • Experience with manufacturing for nuclear reactor applications is desired, but not required.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) or Department of Defense (DOD) security clearance, whichever is required.



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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