Materials Procurement Specialist

Date: Sep 23, 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 Specialist 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 Materials Procurement Specialist will be part of a diverse and multi-discipline team working on a variety of projects including next generation reactor design, reactor component/equipment development, medical isotopes, and advanced manufacturing technology development.


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:

  • Be the primary interface with suppliers for the fabrication of subcontracted parts and assemblies.
  • Responsible for analyzing new requirements (interface with AT Design & MFG Eng., Etc.).
  • Establish procurement specifications & procurement packages (applicable Design information, Drawings, Material properties, Verification requirements from Test, Inspection Requirements, SAT/FAT – along with contract terms and conditions).
  • Verify the acceptability of sublet components, and work closely with supplier manufacturing, quality and technical personnel to resolve issues. 
  • Review and analyze design, contract and drawing specifications, and prepare technical ordering requirements for subcontract material and assemblies used in the fabrication of nuclear pressure vessels and other special purpose components.
  • Lead internal technical teams when preparing for and evaluating work done at the suppliers.
  • Verify that the suppliers fabrication processing and procedures, as well as delivered components, are adequate and meet order requirements.
  • Review and disposition supplier-generated procedures and certifications. 
  • Participate in supplier audits, surveillance and witnessing of operations at suppliers.
  • Work with Purchasing, Quality and other Engineering Disciplines to develop and qualify new suppliers.
  • Evaluate and contribute to disposition of discrepant material.
  • Review certifications and performs technical releases on acceptable material.
  • Assist in the development of cost estimates in support of proposals.


Job Qualifications / Requirements:

  • A Bachelor's degree is required. 
  • A minimum of ten (10) years of relevant experience is required. 
  • Experience in Materials Management / Purchasing is required.
  • Must have familiarity with Government Purchasing regulations FARS and DFARS.
  • Must have strong Power Point, Excel and Word skills.
  • Ability to provide clear, concise, accurate and timely written and verbal communication including technical reports and presentations.
  • Must have strong interpersonal and negotiation skills.
  • Must be a strong team player with the ability to develop effective relationships with internal and external customers and suppliers.
  • Travel (10-20%) domestic and international is 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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