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Manufacturing and Tooling Development Manager

Date: Oct 29, 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 Manufacturing and Tooling Development Manager for its Lynchburg, VA – Advanced Technologies location!


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.


BWXT is currently recruiting for a Manufacturing and Tooling Development Manager within the Advanced Technologies organization.  This position will have a lead role in the day-to-day succesful execution of our programs. 


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:

  • Responsible for resource loading / assignments and priorities for engineers and technicians.
  • Coordinate with key stakeholders, other group disciplines in AT and external customers to ensure the delivery of robust technical solutions.
  • Develop technical schedule task activities, durations, and logic.
  • Monitor and adjust staffing needs to meet schedule commitments during program performance.
  • Provide design and drawing review / approval for designs originating within the organization. 
  • Backfit direct reports as needed with creating design models and detailed drawings using CAD software and other design methods.
  • Assist in the development and qualification of advanced manufacturing technologies while balancing multiple program priorities, applying practicality, assuring flexibility, and pitching in as needed to help.
  • Support engineering procurement efforts and control of components to ensure components meet specified requirements.
  • Interface regularly with QA/QC personnel to define quality requirements, acceptance criteria, and assist with resolving deviations / non-conformances.
  • Ensure design and fabrication configuration control is maintained in accordance with AT processes and procedures.
  • Provide technical and career-based mentorship to direct reports to improve the organization.
  • Communicate task / project status to all stakeholders clearly and effectively to maintain clarity of progress, issues, mitigating actions, barriers, etc.
  • Provide technical and commercial proposal inputs.
  • Provide other engineering and manufacturing support tasks as required.


Job Qualifications / Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree is required. Mechanical Engineering is preferred.
  • Must have at least ten (10) years of manufacturing process / tooling development experience.
  • Must have at least five (5) years of experience in a supervisory / management type position.
  • Must have demonstrated experience in leading high-performing / high-functioning engineering and technician teams focused on delivering new and novel processes and technologies.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, along with interpersonal skills to work effectively alongside all levels of the organization are required.
  • Must be highly organized and have the ability to adapt under any circumstances, while seeking guidance when needed.
  • Must be able to work in a team environment to solve complex problems coordinating research and development (R&D) activities with project milestones and deliverables.
  • Must be able to develop effective relationships with internal and external customers and suppliers.
  • Must be able to demonstrate a sense of urgency and self-motivation.
  • Must be able to work independently with minimal oversight. 
  • Must be able to communicate task / project status to all stakeholders clearly and effectively to maintain clarity of progress, issues, mitigating actions, barriers, etc.
  • Must have demonstrated experience and proficiency in Solidworks (or comparable) 3D CAD as well as Microsoft Office Products (Project, Excel, Word, Powerpoint, etc).
  • Must be a U.S. citizen with no dual citizenship.
  • 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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