Quality Assurance Engineer

Date: Sep 11, 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 www.bwxt.com.



BWXT is currently seeking a Quality Assurance Engineer for its Advanced Technologies location in Lynchburg, VA!


BWXT is People Strong, Innovation Driven - be part of BWXT’s innovation hub. BWXT’s Advanced Technologies (AT) group researches, designs, and develops innovative new nuclear reactors, nuclear rocket propulsion systems, and radioisotope production systems for both internal and external customers.


This position will primarily provide quality assurance support and oversight of advanced nuclear research & development activities for space applications. The Quality Assurance Engineer’s primary tasks are to monitor, evaluate and support compliance with the quality assurance program and applicable customer and regulatory requirements.


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, Advanced Technologies office.


Job Description / Duties:

  • Monitor design, analysis, fabrication and testing activities for compliance with customer, regulatory and BWXT requirements.
  • Provide support and oversight for development, testing and prototype activities.
  • Conduct reviews of engineering documents, drawings, software and procedures to ensure that applicable quality requirements are met.
  • Identify quality requirements for procurements.
  • Review supplier quality documentation.
  • Assist with and review disposition of nonconformances.
  • Participate in quality program development including preparation of quality manuals, plans and procedures.
  • Participate in periodic internal audits, surveillances and assessments. 
  • Evaluate corrective actions for adequacy and completeness; lead cause analysis.
  • Support additional assignments by management.


Job Qualifications / Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field is required.
  • A minimum of four (4) years of experience in quality engineering in the defense or aerospace industry is required.
  • Must have strong organizational and communication skills with the ability to multi-task.
  • Must have demonstrated understanding and implementation of quality standards such as ISO 9001, AS9100D, or NASA procedural requirements.
  • Must have demonstrated proficiency in generating technical reports and presentations using MS Office Applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Project.
  • Experience as ISO 9001/AS9100 auditor is desired.
  • Knowledge of inspection tools, systems, techniques is desired.
  • Knowledge of additive manufacturing techniques is desired.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) or Department of Defense (DOD) security clearance, whichever is required.




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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