Manufacturing / Mechanical Engineer

Date: Jun 18, 2024

Location: Lynchburg, VA, US

Company: BWX Technologies

At BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: BWXT), we are People Strong, Innovation Driven. Headquartered in Lynchburg, Virginia, BWXT is a Defense News Top 100 manufacturing and engineering innovator that provides safe and effective nuclear solutions for global security, clean energy, environmental restoration, nuclear medicine and space exploration. With more than 7,000 employees, BWXT has 14 major operating sites in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. 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 restoration and operations management at 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. For more information, visit Follow us on LinkedIn, X, Facebook and Instagram.



BWXT is currently seeking a Manufacturing / Mechanical Engineer 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.


The Manufacturing / Mechanical Engineer functions as lead role for NQA-1 Commercial Grade Dedication efforts for components that will be used in nuclear applications. 


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.


Job Description / Duties:

  • Prepare and execute Commercial Grade Dedication Plans.
  • Coordinate with key stakeholders / disciplines to define critical characteristics and acceptance criteria.
  • Coordinate closely with external suppliers to define and execute testing, inspections, qualification, etc. to meet critical characteristic acceptance criteria.
  • Engage in supplier Commercial Grade Dedication surveys as the engineering member of the survey team.
  • Create design models and detailed drawings using CAD software and other design methods.
  • Provide engineering support involving assembly, testing and inspection of components and systems.
  • Assist in the development and qualification of advanced manufacturing technologies.
  • Prepare test reports and qualification reports.
  • Support engineering procurement efforts and control of components.
  • Inspect and characterize components.
  • Communicate task/project status to all stakeholders clearly and effectively to maintain clarity of progress, issues, mitigating actions, barriers, etc.
  • 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.
  • Must possess at least two (2) years of related experience.
  • Compensation commensurate with varying levels of education and/or experience.
  • Must have demonstrated experience in the preparation and execution of Commercial Grade Dedication Plans and associated activities.
  • Must have demonstrated experience and proficiency in Solidworks (or comparable) 3D CAD.
  • Knowledge of Engineered Systems & Systems Design is a plus.
  • Must be able to work in a team environment to solve complex problems coupled with minimal oversight.
  • Ability to provide clear, concise, accurate, and timely written and verbal communication is required.
  • Must have demonstrated ability to develop effective relationships with internal and external customers and suppliers.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office products (Project, Excel, Word, Powerpoint, etc)
  • 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.



Pay: $92000 - $142000

The base salary range for this position in Virginia (US-VA) at the start of employment is expected to be between $92000 and $142000 per year. However, the base salary offered is based on local job market factors, and may vary further depending on factors specific to the selected job candidate, such as job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and other objective business considerations. Subject to these considerations, the total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, such as an annual cash incentive in addition to a full range of medical, retirement, and/or other benefits. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided at such time the selected job candidate receives an offer of employment. If hired, the selected job candidate will be employed 'at-will,’ unless employed at a location and in a position subject to a collective bargaining agreement.  The company further reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment, compensation or benefit program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, company or individual department/team performance, and other market factors.


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 health and safety protocols.  As such, all BWXT new hires will be required to adhere to applicable Company health and safety 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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