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Date: Apr 4, 2019

Location: Lynchburg, VA, US

Company: BWX Technologies

Headquartered in Lynchburg, Va., BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:BWXT) is a leading supplier of nuclear components and fuel to the U.S. government; provides technical and management services to support the U.S. government in the operation of complex facilities and environmental remediation activities; and supplies precision manufactured components, services and fuel for the commercial nuclear power industry. With approximately 6,100 employees, BWXT has nine major operating sites in the U.S. and Canada. In addition, BWXT joint ventures provide management and operations at a dozen U.S. Department of Energy and two NASA facilities. Follow us on Twitter @BWXTech and learn more at


BWXT is seeking a Radiochemist for our Ramsey location in Lynchburg, VA!


If you’re 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! 


Job Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Support BWXT’s development of R&D concepts and radiochemical processes.
  • Devise new radiochemical separation and processing concepts to support the business unit’s needs.
  • Develop and improve the analytical methods used in assessing the radiochemical attributes of the group’s products.
  • Assess the nuclear waste characteristics of the group’s chemical processes to support regulatory and waste classification exercises.
  • Assist in the development of failure mode effects analyses (FMEAs), test plans, test reports, operating procedures, and maintenance procedures for new or updated processing equipment


 Job Requirements:

  • A Master’s degree in radiochemistry, chemistry, nuclear science/engineering, or chemical engineering is required along with 4+ years of related laboratory experience.
  • Demonstrated self-starter that is comfortable working in a team environment or individually.
  • Demonstrated analytical problem solving skills.
  • Must be a US citizen with no dual citizenship.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE security clearance.

US Citizenship, with no dual citizenship is required for this position. 

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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