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Dimensional Inspector

Date: Mar 26, 2021

Location: Mt Vernon, IN, 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 seeking a Dimensional Inspector to join our growing team in Mount Vernon, Indiana!



The Dimensional Inspector will devise and develop new inspection methods and will set up and perform any/all types of in-process and final inspections on any/all products and component parts.  These duties will be accomplished by performing the following routine tasks:


  • Inspects, accepts or rejects all products and components, fabricated or in process. 
  • Inspects the machine setups, surveys work piece, makes necessary corrections and approves the same when required. 
  • Interprets manufacturing prints, sketches and printed material descriptions of any complexity.
  • Inspects for tolerance, finish size, proper assembly, code drawing and customer specifications; approving or rejecting the same. 
  • Makes sketches, fills out inspection forms (Rapid Response Plan), and advises supervisor as to reason for acceptance or rejection of part. 
  • Uses any and all types of precision measuring instruments including measurement standards, gauges, air gauging equipment, optical comparators, concentricity gauges, granite surface plates, computerized inspection equipment, coordinate measuring machine, vision system, bore scopes and CRT’s.
  • Performs resistance testing as required. 
  • Performs UT and magnet induction testing for thickness as required. 
  • Stencils and identifies as required. 
  • Makes and checks layouts.
  • Verifies the completeness of shop and inspection operations and nondestructive tests when required.
  • Receives instruction from leader, salaried personnel or employee being assisted. 
  • Complies with all safety and plant rules, regulations and practices. 
  • Maintains necessary records. 
  • Hooks up and moves material, equipment and products to and from work area and building by hand or uses material handling equipment, including floor operated cranes. 
  • Works from prints, code specification booklets, sketches, process sheets, layout templates, written and verbal instructions, etc. 
  • Keeps own work area, machinery and equipment clean and orderly.  Detects and reports faulty operations and defective material. 
  • Reports print errors and/or errors in written and verbal instructions.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



The successful candidate should have a high school equivalency with at least four years of demonstrated history performing the following tasks OR a two-year technical certification with at least two years of demonstrated history (preferred):


  • Demonstrated ability to perform mathematical calculations for the validation/verification of dimensional relationships.
  • Prior experience reading and interpreting complex manufacturing prints and detailed work instructions.
  • Prior experience performing visual inspections using a variety of inspection tools, including mics, calipers, thread gages, indicators, optical comparators, and other specialty inspection tools.
  • Must possess skills necessary to maintain accurate documentation of inspection data.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain required certifications in established timeframes. This includes successful completion of all visual/dimensional written and operational examinations, as well as personal vision screenings.
  • U.S. citizenship with no dual citizenship is required.
  • Ability to work any shift, to include nights and weekends.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience working in a close tolerance manufacturing/fabrication environment
  • Prior experience in dimensional inspection, large machining, or similar roles
  • Understanding of GD&T (ASME Y14.5).
  • CWI credentials and/or current VT certification IAW SNT-TC-1A



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, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


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