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Welding Engineer

Date: Nov 25, 2021

Location: Lynchburg, VA, US

Company: BWX Technologies

Headquartered in Lynchburg, Va., BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:BWXT) is a leading supplier of nuclear components and fuel to the U.S. government; provides technical and management services to support the U.S. government in the operation of complex facilities and environmental remediation activities; and supplies precision manufactured components, services and fuel for the commercial nuclear power industry. With approximately 6,100 employees, BWXT has nine major operating sites in the U.S. and Canada. In addition, BWXT joint ventures provide management and operations at a dozen U.S. Department of Energy and two NASA facilities. Follow us on Twitter @BWXTech and learn more at


This position is to provide Welding Engineer support for fabrication of nuclear components.


Responsibilities include:


  • Welding Engineering support for shop floor fabrication operations, including preparations for upcoming operations, resolution of daily fabrication issues, and generation of process improvement ideas.
  • Selection of welding methods, development of parameters, demonstration on mockups, and qualifications.
  • Programming of CNC welding machines.
  • Preparation of welding procedures, drawings, and electronic shop floor routing documents.
  • Preparation of customer submittals to transmit information and plans, gain approvals, and authorize repairs to deviated components.
  • Process efficiency studies to reduce span and cost.
  • Process monitoring using statistical methods.


Job Requirements:


  • Strong communication (written/verbal) and teamwork skills for interaction with both hourly and salary employees.
  • Self-motivated, showing initiative and creativity with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills.
  • Preferred computer skills include CAD, Excel, and CNC programming.
  • ABET Accredited Bachelor's Degree in Welding Engineering or Materials Joining
  • Will consider candidates at all career levels.


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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