Production Engineer

Date: Mar 28, 2024

Location: Lynchburg, VA, US

Company: BWX Technologies

At BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: BWXT), we are People Strong, Innovation Driven. Headquartered in Lynchburg, Virginia, BWXT is a Defense News Top 100 manufacturing and engineering innovator that provides safe and effective nuclear solutions for global security, clean energy, environmental restoration, nuclear medicine and space exploration. With more than 7,000 employees, BWXT has 14 major operating sites in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. 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 restoration and operations management at 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. For more information, visit Follow us on LinkedIn, X, Facebook and Instagram.



BWXT is currently seeking a Production Engineer for its Lynchburg, VA location!


BWXT is People Strong, Innovation Driven - be part of BWXT’s innovation hub. BWX Technologies, Inc. (BWXT) boasts a rich history steeped in innovation and performance. Our mission - to be a trusted provider of critical components and services to the United States government and commercial customers - drives everything we do. From the Naval Nuclear Propulsion program to research test reactors for our national labs to complex operations management, BWXT’s commitment proudly lives on through our talented workforce, state-of-the-art technologies, and innovative solutions. BWXT takes pride in its robust catalog of services and capabilities.


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 at BWXT’s Lynchburg Technology Center (LTC) in Virginia. Relocation benefits are available if eligible.


Job Description / Duties:

  • Provides manufacturing operations support functions as the process area expert for equipment and processes.
  • Responsible for preventative / standard maintenance for assigned processing area equipment
  • Interfaces with engineers, operators, and the customer to develop engineered solutions to troubleshoot or resolve equipment and operation problems as they arise.
  • Develops and revises procedures, drawings, and forms to maintain compliance with SER requirements.
  • Implements process improvements for safety and efficiency.
  • Provides analysis and leads resolution of manufacturing equipment problems.
  • Assists Product engineer with data analysis for review and approval of new or modified processes.
  • Monitors and trends various attributes related to production processing.
  • Assume point of contact responsibility for assigned processing area equipment.
  • Assist in generation and revision of area operating procedures (AOPs) and technical procedures (TPs) for the assigned processing areas.
  • Generate and present monthly status/efficiency reports for the assigned processing area equipment.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Job Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Nuclear, Materials, Chemical, or similar discipline).
  • Minimum of two (2) years of work experience in an engineering related field.
  • Previous experience with project controls (i.e., tracking & trending, scheduling, forecasting).
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products and project management applications.
  • Self-motivated and directed with keen attention to detail.
  • Strong commitment to safety culture and willingness to ensure compliance to all codes and standards.
  • Familiarity with laboratory methods and interpretation of results.
  • US Citizen with no dual citizenships or visas.
  • Must be able to obtain, and maintain, a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) clearance, or currently hold an active DOD or DOE security clearance.


Desired Skills / Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an ABET accredited university.
  • Experience working in a radiologically controlled environment.
  • Experience operating in an environment that handles special nuclear material (SNM). 
  • 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.



  • 12 paid holidays which include a winter holiday shutdown.
  • Tuition Assistance.
  • This position will work a 9/80 schedule.
  • Free access to our 24/7 Mt. Athos gym in Lynchburg, Virginia.
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Program (EAP) available to you, your spouse, parents, and parents-in-law, even if they are not covered under your BWXT plan!
  • BWXT employees have access to exclusive perks and discounts on everything from cars and electronics to banking services and a host of popular brands / products through Perks@Work.
  • Medical, dental, vision, short term disability, service-based retirement contributions with additional 401k match and more!




The base salary range for this position in Virginia (US-VA) at the start of employment is expected to be between $62,000.00 and $109,000.00 per year. However, the base salary offered is based on local job market factors, and may vary further depending on factors specific to the selected job candidate, such as job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and other objective business considerations. Subject to these considerations, the total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, such as an annual cash incentive in addition to a full range of medical, retirement, and/or other benefits. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided at such time the selected job candidate receives an offer of employment. If hired, the selected job candidate will be employed 'at-will,’ unless employed at a location and in a position subject to a collective bargaining agreement.  The company further reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment, compensation or benefit program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, company or individual department/team performance, and other market factors.


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 health and safety protocols.  As such, all BWXT new hires will be required to adhere to applicable Company health and safety 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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