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Mechanical Engineer/Tool Designer

Date: Aug 18, 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 Mechanical Engineer/Tool Designer for its Lynchburg, VA location!


Job Description/Duties:

  • Provides mechanical engineering and tooling design support for daily production operations, equipment improvement projects, new technology implementation, development projects, and updates/retrofits.
  • Assesses equipment and oversees upgrades, repairs, and installations to minimize production impact.
  • Supports day-to-day activities for existing equipment and welding applications.
  • Provides recommendations for safe and efficient operation of production manufacturing and inspection equipment.
  • Coordinates with hourly personnel and management to establish project goals and priorities.
  • Assists engineering with development projects to provide new methods and equipment while maintaining shop throughput.
  • Communicates and collaborates with all levels of the organization, customer representatives, and production control.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Job Qualifications/Requirements:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from an ABET-accredited university is required. Mechanical Engineering degree preferred. Internal candidates with a Physics Degree who are already on the Engineering Ladder are also eligible. Preference given to candidates with a Mechanical Engineering degree.
  • Must possess at least three (3) years of related experience.
  • Must have demonstrable skills and knowledge of welding related tooling, fixtures and designing in a vacuum environment, including experience with installing and upgrading new and existing equipment.
  • Prior experience in programming with Solid Edge Design Suite is preferred.
  • Tooling design for assembly manufacturing and welding experience is highly preferred.
  • Proven experience with developing equipment specification, equipment installations, and vendor tracking/auditing is highly desired.
  • Must be able to demonstrate superior written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented, collaborative environment is required.
  • Must be highly self-motivated and directed, with keen attention to detail.
  • 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 safety protocols, including, but not limited to, any applicable COVID-19 vaccination and/or testing requirements.  In accordance with current and anticipated federal contractor COVID-19 vaccination requirements, BWXT has implemented a policy that all U.S. employees, including new hires, will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 8, 2021 for those under a current federal contract mandate, and January 3, 2022 for all others.  This means that any existing BWXT employees and new hires, whether working at a customer site, working remotely, or working in a BWXT facility, will be required to adhere to applicable COVID-19 requirements and will be required to show proof of vaccination as a condition of employment.  Requests for a reasonable accommodation will be reviewed and assessed pursuant to applicable law and Company policy.  Please speak with your BWXT Talent Acquisition Representative to determine which deadline will apply to the work location assigned to the job you are seeking and whether you can satisfy this 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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