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Materials Procurement Engineer

Date: Mar 13, 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 a Materials Procurement Engineer for its Lynchburg, VA location!


The Materials Procurement Engineer will support NOG-L production through interaction and coordination with key NOG-L material suppliers. This position requires travel with 20% - 30% of activities occurring onsite at suppliers.


Job Description/Duties:

  • Authors technical work packages based on Customer requirements and provides them to suppliers.
  • Leads and participates in NOG-L’s efforts to investigate and resolve technical and product issues at suppliers.
  • Leads and participates in surveillances of key material suppliers to find potential issues and prevent errors, in support of the NOG-L mission. Surveillances will be technical and compliance-based in nature.
  • Works closely with Procurement, Quality, and Management to address issues jointly.
  • Performs other duties to support the group/mission such as trending, metric, development, etc.


Job Qualifications/Requirements:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from an ABET-accredited university is required. Mechanical Engineering, Materials Engineering, or Materials Science degrees preferred. Internal candidates with a Physics Degree who are already on the Engineering Ladder are also eligible.
  • Must possess at least two (2) years of relevant experience.
  • Previous experience with suppliers in the nuclear industry and familiarity with manufacturing processes desired.
  • Must be highly self-motivated and directed, with keen attention to detail.
  • Must be able to demonstrate superior written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills in order to effectively work with personnel at all levels of the organization internally as well as at suppliers.
  • Must be able to travel to supplier sites.
  • 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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