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Safety Specialist

Date: Nov 22, 2021

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


Safety Specialist -  BWX Technologies, Inc.  -  Lynchburg, VA


Position Summary:


The Safety Technician will work under the supervision of the Site Project Manager and Field Operations Manager to support the safety and health activities associated with Deactivation and Disposition, Construction and Refurbishment projects at a Department of Energy nuclear facility. The Safety Technician will actively support the company's safety programs designed to prevent occupational injury and illness.


Description of Essential Duties:


  • Perform daily calibration and checks of equipment used to monitor for physical, chemical, and biological hazards. Maintain an accurate inventory of the equipment and perform repairs as necessary.
  • Prepare and submit procurement forms for sampling equipment and supplies.
  • Track and schedule calibration for all safety and industrial hygiene equipment.
  • Perform monitoring of employees and work areas for chemical hazards such as asbestos, lead, and silica.
  • Complete chain of custody forms for onsite and offsite analysis of samples, and package samples for shipping.
  • Perform annual inspection, tagging, and logging of in-service fall protection equipment such as harnesses, self-retracting lanyards, and beam clamps.
  • Follow all applicable Federal, State and Local health and safety regulations for the Project.
  • Assist with ensuring employees are in compliance with the task work document and Job Hazard Analysis (JHA)
  • Communicate and enforce the PEP Health and Safety Plan (HASP), on the project and with the Project Team.
  • Abide by all customer health and safety procedures applicable to the project.
  • Develop and provide project specific health and safety training for all project personnel.
  • Follow all requirements and plans found in the Radiation Work Permits and other project documents.
  • Conduct worksite health and safety assessments and audits, as required by site procedures.
  • Exercise Stop Work Authority, as required.
  • Facilitate and drive timely resolution of project Health and Safety emergent issues.
  • Communicate clearly, constructively, and concisely with other project team members and stakeholders on all Health and Safety-related issues.
  • Participate in all FWP pre-job walk downs and briefs, and daily pre-job briefs.
    Ensure the maintenance of all FFD requirements for personnel on the Team
  • Perform other safety-related tasks as assigned.


Qualifications and Requirements:

  • High School level education required. Specialized training, Associate's or Bachelor's Degree is preferred and a plus.
  • A minimum of 3 years of previous jobsite safety experience.
  • Ability to work in a construction atmosphere, climb, and wear respirator equipment
  • Ability to prioritize job duties and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent oral and written skills to effectively communicate with employees, supervisors and customers.
  • Strong team player with the ability to develop effective relationships with internal and external customers.
  • Previous experience in the nuclear or radiological field is desirable.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen -  no dual citizenship.
  • A current DOE "L" security clearance, or above, is strongly preferred.
  • Must obtain and maintain appropriate radiological controls and other necessary qualifications


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 safety protocols, including, but not limited to, any applicable COVID-19 vaccination and/or testing requirements.  In accordance with current and anticipated federal contractor COVID-19 vaccination requirements, BWXT has implemented a policy that all U.S. employees, including new hires, will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 8, 2021 for those under a current federal contract mandate, and January 3, 2022 for all others.  This means that any existing BWXT employees and new hires, whether working at a customer site, working remotely, or working in a BWXT facility, will be required to adhere to applicable COVID-19 requirements and will be required to show proof of vaccination as a condition of employment.  Requests for a reasonable accommodation will be reviewed and assessed pursuant to applicable law and Company policy.  Please speak with your BWXT Talent Acquisition Representative to determine which deadline will apply to the work location assigned to the job you are seeking and whether you can satisfy this 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) and ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy (DOE) security clearance which involves an extensive criminal and financial background investigation 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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