TRISO Fuel Engineer

Date: Jun 18, 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 www.bwxt.com. Follow us on LinkedIn, X, Facebook and Instagram.

 

 

BWXT is currently seeking a TRISO Fuel Engineer for its Advanced Technologies location in Lynchburg, VA!

 

BWXT is People Strong, Innovation Driven - be part of BWXT’s innovation hub. BWXT’s Advanced Technologies (AT) group researches, designs, and develops innovative new nuclear reactors, nuclear rocket propulsion systems, and radioisotope production systems for both internal and external customers.

 

BWXT Advanced Technologies is seeking a highly motivated Fuel Performance Engineer with materials expertise to advance the state-of-the-art fuel systems and materials for use in advanced reactor applications.

 

If you are 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. The position will be located in the Lynchburg, VA Advanced Technologies office. Relocation benefits are available for this position.

 

Job Description / Duties:

  • Develop of advanced fuel forms (TRISO, etc.).
  • Perform material selection and optimization of fuel material architecture.
  • Develop manufacturing and test requirements/specifications.
  • Provide materials engineering support for procurement and manufacturing of components.
  • Evaluate feedback from in-pile testing.
  • Develop technical approaches to support licensing.
  • Support core design development.
  • Support fuel performance modeling.
  • Provide a strong interface with the BWXT’s TRISO manufacturing team and with national laboratory partners in the development and testing of advanced fuel materials for various applications.
  • Work with interdisciplinary team of engineers to ensure fuel and moderator solutions meet the overall objectives.

 

Job Qualifications / Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Nuclear, Materials, Mechanical or similar discipline) is required.
  • Must have a minimum of four (4) years of experience.
  • Experience in the nuclear field with a focus on advanced fuel material development and performance is required.
  • Must possess an understanding of the interplay between reactor design, fuel development, advanced fuel materials, and fuel testing / qualification programs.
  • Must possess excellent technical writing, communication, and presentation skills.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen with no dual citizenship.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) or Department of Defense (DOD) security clearance, whichever is required.

 

 

Pay: $81000 - $123000

The base salary range for this position in Virginia (US-VA) at the start of employment is expected to be between $81000 and $123000 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.

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