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Quality Engineer

Date: Mar 9, 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 a Quality 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.


The Quality Engineer will provide quality engineering support for projects including next generation nuclear reactor design; reactor component development and fabrication; and advanced manufacturing technology development.


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:

  • Develop inspection and test plans including determination of inspection methods.
  • Write, review, and qualify inspection procedures.
  • Assist with the development of manufacturing plans.
  • Assist design team with the identification of test methods for design verification and validation activities.
  • Provide oversight of dimensional inspection personnel and perform inspections as necessary.
  • Research, evaluate and qualify new inspection equipment and techniques.
  • Support current inspection equipment and systems.
  • Provide support and oversight for engineering, development and testing activities.
  • Participate in review and disposition of nonconformance.
  • Prepare QA data packages.
  • Assist in identifying quality requirements for procurements and reviewing supplier proposals.
  • Review supplier inspection plans and procedures.
  • Review supplier quality documentation.
  • Support additional assignments by management.


Job Qualifications / Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in engineering from ABET-accredited university is required.  
  • A minimum of seven (7) years of quality engineering experience in a nuclear, defense or aerospace industry is required.
  • Must have a demonstrated understanding of dimensional inspection techniques.
  • Ability to read and interpret complex drawings including understanding of ANSI Y14.5 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) is required.
  • Must have knowledge of inspection tools, systems, techniques and NDE methods.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills with the ability to multi-task are required.
  • Must have a demonstrated proficiency in generating technical reports and presentations using MS Office Applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Experience with product development and prototyping is desired.
  • Demonstrated understanding and implementation of quality standards such as ISO 9001, AS9100, NQA-1, ASME NCA-4000 and NASA is desired.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen with no dual citizenship.
  • 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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