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Supplier Oversight Engineer

Date: Mar 18, 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 Supplier Oversight Engineer for its Lynchburg, VA location!


The Supplier Oversight Engineer is responsible for supplier oversight of Material and/or Component procurement activities. This position serves in a technical, engineering oversight function for all BWXT-NOG Suppliers. This role requires travel (20% - 30%) to support Supplier Oversight functions. This position will be based at one of three NOG plant locations in either Lynchburg, VA, Barberton, OH, or Euclid, OH with satellite reporting to Lynchburg. 


Job Description/Duties:

  • Plans and coordinates surveillance locations and procedures.
  • Interprets technical specifications and reviews applicable technical documents (procedures, specifications, test reports, requirements, etc.). 
  • Participates in Supplier Surveillance Inspection Plan (SSIP) review. 
  • Participates in pre-award and post-award supplier meetings. 
  • Supplements other oversight activities (audits, materials engineering surveillances, source inspections, etc.). 
  • Increases engagement with suppliers and subtier suppliers. 
  • Tracks implementation of supplier improvements, corrective actions, contract changes, etc. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Job Qualifications/Requirements:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Mechanical Engineering, Materials Engineering, or Materials Science preferred) from an ABET-accredited university plus four (4) years of relevant experience is required. Internal candidates with a Physics Degree who are already on the Engineering Ladder are also eligible.
  • Familiarity with standard manufacturing processes desired.
  • Must be able to effectively use Microsoft Office suite and learn other electronic systems as needed.
  • Must possess strong analytical skills with the ability to input data, trend, and analyze using Excel or other electronic tools. 
  • Prior experience with common metalworking manufacturing methods (melting, forging, rolling, heat treatments, etc.) is preferred.
  • Must be highly self-motivated and directed, with keen attention to detail.
  • Must be able to demonstrate superior written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills in order to effectively work with all levels of the organization and of the supplier.
  • Must be able to travel to supplier sites.
  • Must be a US Citizen with no dual citizenship.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) 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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