Welding Engineer

Date: Jun 2, 2024

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 www.bwxt.com.



BWXT is currently seeking a Welding 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.


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 and is eligible for relocation benefits.


Job Description / Duties

  • Develop, qualify, document, and support new automated and manual welding processes for the nuclear industry.  Welding technologies include laser, electron beam, GTAW, resistive, and GMAW.
  • Develop, qualify, document, and support new additive manufacturing processes for the nuclear industry.
  • Develop, qualify, document, and support nondestructive and destructive weld testing and Additive Manufacturing material testing methods.
  • Performs metallurgical and mechanical evaluation of welds and failure analysis.
  • Provide expertise and guidance for product material selection.
  • Provide conceptual designs for tooling, jigs, and fixtures.
  • Create and update manufacturing work instructions.
  • Create and update equipment manuals.
  • Write technical specifications for purchasing equipment.
  • Lead equipment design teams.
  • Other engineering and manufacturing support tasks as required.


Job Qualifications / Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Physics, or Materials Science field is required along with a minimum of 4 years welding or Additive Manufacturing engineering experience. PhD may substitute for experience.
  • Familiarity with ASME, AWS and ASTM welding and material standards.
  • Understanding of fundamental metallurgy.
  • OSHA health and safety knowledge specific to weld hazards and laser safety.
  • Ability to provide clear, concise, accurate and timely written and verbal communication.
  • Hands on experience and ability to work in a shop environment.
  • Strong team player with the ability to develop effective relationships with internal and external customers and suppliers.
  • Travel (<10%) domestic and international.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) or Department of Defense (DOD) security clearance, whichever is required.


Preferred Skills and Qualifications

  • 6-8 years or more experience in welding and/or Additive Manufacturing.
  • Prior CAD/CAM experience.
  • Prior CNC experience.
  • Experience with automated welding systems utilizing robotic and CNC control.
  • Experience with power plant materials (carbon steel, stainless steel, Inconel alloys, and refractory metals).  



  • 12 paid holidays which include a winter holiday shutdown.
  • Tuition Assistance.
  • This position will work a 9/80 schedule.
  • Free access to our 24/7 gym onsite in Lynchburg, Virginia.
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Program (EAP) available to you, your spouse, parents, and parents-in-law, even if they are not covered under your BWXT plan.
  • BWXT employees have access to exclusive perks and discounts on everything from cars and electronics to banking services and a host of popular brands / products through Perks@Work.
  • Medical, dental, vision, short term disability, service-based retirement contributions with additional 401k match and more!




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.





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