Mechanical Engineer (Entry Level)

Date: Nov 27, 2023

Location: Mt Vernon, IN, US

Company: BWX Technologies

Mechanical Engineer - BWX Technologies, Inc. - Mt. Vernon, IN


BWXT is currently seeking a Mechanical Engineer to join its growing team in Mount Vernon, Indiana


Position responsibilities include:


  • Demonstrate a questioning attitude, promote safety and maintain a quality driven perspective.
  • Design and procure tooling to support fabrication of heavy equipment.  Examples of tooling could include: access platforms, machining fixtures & stands, gauges, welding support equipment, lifting & rigging support equipment, unique production solutions, etc.
  • Collaborate and conduct reviews with production personnel, end users, weld engineers, and manufacturing engineers to develop concepts for tool designs
  • Position utilizes NX heavily to model and develop designs.
  • Work with vendor base to obtain pricing and procure tools.  Assist through technical issues and act as a liaison for purchasing activities. Conduct "kick-off" meetings with vendors to describe build needs.  Maintain dialogue with vendors throughout build process to support any technical hurdles or questions.
  • Spend time in production shop to support products, understand build sequence and schedule, and be present to receive feedback on designs.
  • Write design reports for tooling designs and also perform peer reviews.
  • Approve drawings for tool designs.
  • Collaborate with Welding and Manufacturing Engineers to develop concepts for tool design and stay aligned with project schedules.
  • Perform structural analysis through hand calculations, MathCAD, FEA and other tools to verify tooling designs.


Required Qualifications:


  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical, Manufacturing, or Civil Engineering, candidates with a degree from an ABET accredited institution will be preferred.
  • Experience working with Solid Modeling, preferably NX.
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and effectively with both internal and external customers.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a DOE security clearance is required.

  • Must be a U.S. citizen with no dual citizenship.


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Prior experience providing engineering support in a heavy manufacturing environment.
  • Prior experience working in discrete manufacturing environments or within the defense industry.  
  • PE license or working toward PE license.



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 (no dual citizenship) with the ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy (DOE) security clearance.  This process 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.


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 approximately 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. Follow us on Twitter at @BWXT and learn more at

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