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Operations Technologist

Date: May 25, 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 an Operations Technologist for its Lynchburg, VA location!


Job Description/Duties:


  • Provides safety recommendations and production support for daily operations.
  • Coordinates with employees across the organization to ensure open communication, collaboration, and product flow in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Provides primary support to audit logs requiring interaction with all area personnel.
  • Works with engineers to ensure certification reviews are completed on schedule.
  • Maintains oversight of the following:
    • engagement with vendors and suppliers to coordinate delivery schedules to meet production needs.
    • perform procurement activities within SAP for consumables, tools, and essential items for operations.
    • coordinate with area engineers on procurement activities to ensure deliverables align with schedule needs.
    • coordinate tooling requests for the section to minimize production impacts.
  • Regularly communicates with all area personnel about any changes that may impact product quality.
  • Assists with development of projects to support personnel and equipment needs while maintaining shop throughput.
  • Maintains open communication and collaboration with employees across the facility as well as customer representatives.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Job Qualifications/Requirements:


  • A minimum of an associate’s degree in a technical field plus two (2) years of experience OR a high school diploma or equivalent with six (6) years of related experience is required.
  • Five or more years of section experience and knowledge of EB/GTAW/PAW equipment and processes is preferred.
  • Must be able to communicate and coordinate with all levels employees.
  • Must be able to demonstrate strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Must be a self-motivated and organized, with an ability to work independently or in a team environment.
  • 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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