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RTR Process Engineer

Date: Sep 5, 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 RTR Process Engineer for its Lynchburg, VA location!


Job Description/Duties:

  • Serves as the process owner for aluminum structural component procurement and processing, fabrication of uranium fuel and aluminum-clad fuel plates, and assembly of research reactor elements.
  • Serves as a team member to oversee manufacturing processes including rolling, machining, punching, forming, welding and swaging operations.
  • Ensures all customer design and quality requirements are understood, implemented, and satisfied.
  • Ensures shop work instructions (drawings, procedures, etc.) are sufficient so that components fabricated meet form, fit, and function.
  • Participates and/or leads in the development, qualification, and implementation of new products and processes.
  • Applies engineering experience and innovation to identify and implement process and equipment improvements to reduce cost and cycle time.
  • Identifies material requirements and supports procurement.
  • Maintains documentation of component operations, and develops and implements improvements.
  • Interacts daily with operations and QC personnel to resolve manufacturing process issues and product deviations.
  • Implements process controls and analyze data to optimize processing parameters.
  • 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.
  • Must possess at least two (2) years of related experience.
  • Previous experience leading/working in small groups to resolve technical challenges is preferred.
  • Must have demonstrable skills and knowledge in machining and assembly manufacturing processes.
  • Must possess proven ability in interpreting customer design drawings and specifications.
  • Must demonstrate excellent experience in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Must be able to demonstrate superior written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Must be able to demonstrate strong technical writing skills, including the ability to comprehend and convey detailed technical information.
  • Previous experience with SAP, Solumina is preferred.
  • 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) “Q” 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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