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Quality Assurance Engineer

Date: Jan 12, 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 Quality Assurance Engineer for its Lynchburg, VA location!


The Quality Assurance Engineer will lead reviews of contract technical requirements and manufacturing code specifications, evaluate situations, and select and apply standard engineering and mathematical techniques. They will create plans and procedures to meet contract specifications for product and administrative requirements.


Job Description/Duties:

  • Applies understanding of manufacturing technology, technical process specifications, and Engineering/Quality policies and procedures to meet customer needs and satisfy contract requirements.
  • Interprets technical specifications, conducts meetings, interfaces with customers, vendors, and other department representatives, and prepares time and cost estimates.
  • Authors inspection and other work procedures that require application of mathematical and engineering skills.
  • Authors technical reports and papers, and conducts both formal and informal communication with internal departments and customers.
  • Conducts tasks within project technical teams to ensure on time delivery of reports and products to the customers.
  • Reviews technical drawings and plans compliance tasks to ensure the product satisfies all drawing requirements.
  • Leads and/or participates in incident investigation teams and plans preventive and corrective actions.
  • Identifies trends in the work area, including ongoing quality assessments of the unit’s work.  
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Job Qualifications/Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from an ABET-accredited university is required. Internal candidates with a Physics Degree who are already on the Engineering Ladder are also eligible.
  • One (1) or more years of technical or engineering work experience is preferred.
  • Knowledge of NQA-1 and ISO 9001:2015 quality system requirements preferred. 
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Must be able to read and accurately interpret technical documents.
  • Previous knowledge of, and/or experience with, machining and assembly type manufacturing processes preferred.
  • Knowledge of various quality control techniques used to analyze, trend, and improve product quality preferred. 
  • Previous experience developing quality systems and procedures, based upon customer specifications, preferred. 
  • Must be highly self-motivated and directed, with keen attention to detail.
  • Must be able to quickly learn new material.
  • 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 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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