Research and Test Reactor Quality Control NDT Level III

Date: Jun 30, 2024

Location: Lynchburg, VA, US

Company: BWX Technologies

At BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: BWXT), we are People Strong, Innovation Driven. Headquartered in Lynchburg, Virginia, BWXT is a Defense News Top 100 manufacturing and engineering innovator that provides safe and effective nuclear solutions for global security, clean energy, environmental restoration, nuclear medicine and space exploration. With more than 7,000 employees, BWXT has 14 major operating sites in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. 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 restoration and operations management at 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. For more information, visit Follow us on LinkedIn, X, Facebook and Instagram.

BWXT is currently seeking a Research & Test Reactor (RTR) Quality Control (QC) Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Professional for its Lynchburg, VA location!


The RTR NDT Professional role is responsible for providing RTR NDT support to the UPRR RTR Quality Control team. This position requires the use and knowledge of NDT methods to process products for inspection and develop operating and test procedures.  

 Job Description/Duties:

  • Establishes well-documented and appropriately executed NDT inspection techniques and methods for the verification of product attributes to working and design limits.
  • Sets-up and calibrates equipment, conduct tests with appropriate NDT techniques; interpret, evaluate, and document results.
  • Develops and provides technical input for proposals and development activities. Reviews existing customer requirements and verifies NDT requirement conformance.
  • Provides On-the-Job Training (OJT) to NDT trainees, as well as NDT Level I & NDT Level II inspectors.
  • Oversees or assists the qualification of new and/or updated NDT equipment and troubleshoots existing NDT inspection equipment.
  • Develops and revises procedures to verify conformance to contract requirements.
  • Supports customer audits and inspections; performs internal audits and inspections.
  • Identifies and implements continuous improvement for NDT inspections.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Job Qualifications/Requirements:

  • A minimum of a High School Diploma with 15 years of relevant experience OR a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field with 5 years of relevant experience is required.
  • Must possess NDT Level III Certification in Radiographic Testing and Ultrasonic Testing.
  • Must possess or able and willing to work towards obtaining NDT Level III Certification in Visual Testing and Penetrant Testing.
  • Must be familiar with the scope and limitation of the methods of certification and capable of directing the work of trainees, NDT Level I, and NDT Level II personnel.
  • Must be familiar with the codes, standards, and other contractual documents that control the NDT techniques.
  • Must be capable of developing processes, procedures and equipment specifications based upon customer specifications.
  • Must possess strong technical writing skills.
  • Must be able to demonstrate superior written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Must be able to work both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment in order to anticipate and address complex technical issues.
  • Must be a US Citizen with no dual citizenship.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) clearance.


Pay: $92,000 - $142,000


The base salary range for this position in Virginia (US-VA) at the start of employment is expected to be between $92,000 and $142,000 per year. However, the base salary offered is based on local job market factors, and may vary further depending on factors specific to the selected job candidate, such as job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and other objective business considerations. Subject to these considerations, the total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, such as an annual cash incentive in addition to a full range of medical, retirement, and/or other benefits. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided at such time the selected job candidate receives an offer of employment. If hired, the selected job candidate will be employed 'at-will,’ unless employed at a location and in a position subject to a collective bargaining agreement.  The company further reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment, compensation or benefit program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, company or individual department/team performance, and other market factors.


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 health and safety protocols.  As such, all BWXT new hires will be required to adhere to applicable Company health and safety 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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