Maintenance Co-Op (High School) 1

Date: Jun 15, 2024

Location: Mt Vernon, IN, 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 Follow us on LinkedIn, X, Facebook and Instagram.


BWXT is seeking qualified and motivated high school students to join our highly-skilled team of maintenance technicians for a Co-Op opportunity at our Mt. Vernon, IN facility. Co-Ops hired for this position will perform tasks in their field of study while developing maintenance skills in a manufacturing environment. Be a part of something big and help support the defense industry while gaining valuable knowledge and honing your skills. 


Co-Ops will assist the Maintenance Department personnel, as directed by supervision in:

  • Daily machine checks
  • General mechanical maintenance including:
    • Plumbing
    • Machine Tool Corrective and Preventive Maintenance
    • Welding Equipment Corrective and Preventive Maintenance


Education required:

  • Completion of three semesters of Vocational Training along with instructor recommendation
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong mechanical aptitude


Additional requirement:

  • Candidate must be at least 18 years of age by start date


Level of Supervision:

  • Work independently based on instructions, directions, or requests received from Supervisor and/or project lead
  • Work as part of a collaborative team to balance workloads and ensure quality and accurate deliverables are produced on time


 Pay: $20.00


The starting hourly rate for this position in Indiana (US-IN) is expected to be $20.00 per hour.  The hourly rate offered is based on local job market factors and other objective business considerations. Subject to these considerations, the total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, such as 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 the hourly rate (as well as any other discretionary payment, compensation, or benefit program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, company or applicable 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.


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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