NME Technician

Date: Apr 3, 2024

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 www.bwxt.com.



BWXT is currently seeking an NME Technician for its NOG-T location in Lynchburg, VA!


BWX Technologies, Inc. (BWXT) is a leading supplier of nuclear components and fuel to the U.S. government; provides technical, management and site services to support governments in the operation of complex facilities and environmental restoration activities; and supplies precision manufactured components, services and CANDU® fuel for the commercial nuclear power industry.


Responsible for supporting the Nuclear Materials Engineering (NME) group at the Lynchburg Technology Center. This group is one of 4 discrete laboratory operations within LTC, namely, Nuclear materials Engineering (NME), Radioisotope & Analytical Chemistry Laboratory (RACL), Nondestructive Evaluation & Inspection Systems (NDE&IS), and Metallurgical Laboratory (MET). This facility operates several radioactive facilities including a failure analysis laboratory, mechanical testing laboratory, machine shop, radiochemistry laboratory, nuclear counting laboratory, metals analysis laboratory, and four fuel-handling hot cells.


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 Nuclear Operations Group Technologies office. Relocation benefits are available for this position.


Job Description / Duties:

  • Responsible for operation of a prototypic fuel manufacturing process.
  • Be the point of contact for assigned processing areas.
  • Assist in generation and revision of area operating procedures (AOPs) and technical procedures (TPs) for the assigned processing areas.
  • Support installation and on-site testing of equipment.
  • Provide assistance with analyzing and resolving manufacturing issues.


Job Qualifications / Requirements:

  • A High School diploma is required. An Associate’s degree is preferred and may substitute for experience.
  • A minimum of six (6) years of related experience is required.
  • Must be self-motivated and directed with keen attention to detail.
  • Must have a strong commitment to safety culture and willingness to ensure compliance to all codes and standards.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen with no dual citizenship.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) security clearance.


Additional Desired Skillsets:

  • Experience working in a radiologically controlled environment.
  • Familiarity with glovebox operations is preferred.
  • United States ELT preferred.
  • Radiation Control Technician Qualification School (RCTQS) preferred.
  • NAVSEA Metallographer Qualification.
  • Proficient with various metallographic operations including sample preparation.
  • Familiarity with laboratory methods and interpretation of results.
  • Experience with dimensional inspection techniques and/or familiarity with interpretation of dimensional data –optical comparator and/or CNC machines – is a plus.
  • Familiarity with imaging equipment – digital camera and/or microscope imaging – is a plus.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products and project management applications.
  • Active DOD or DOE security 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.





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