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Welding Engineer (New Grad Recruitment)

Date: Oct 9, 2021

Location: Mt Vernon, IN, US

Company: BWX Technologies

This is a pipeline, or evergreen, job posting, and may not represent a current opening.  By submitting your application for this position, you are providing consent for BWXT to contact you as openings become available for this critical need position.


BWXT offers a full range of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance; 401K; employee assistance programs; compensation structures that include paid time off, holiday pay, annual bonuses, and pay increases; plus much more.  


BWXT is looking for a Welding Engineer to join its team in Mount Vernon, Indiana!


The Welding Engineer will play a critical role in manufacturing operations and can expect to perform the following routine tasks:


  • Provide welding engineering services to products produced in Mount Vernon, Indiana.
  • Assist welders and welding supervisors in critical welding operations.
  • Review customer contract requirements and produce procedures in accordance with those requirements.
  • Determine weld filler metal needs, order, and release the correct filler metal to welding activities.
  • Determine welding equipment needs and assist in design and ordering of the equipment.
  • Review code specifications and write procedures for welder qualifications.
  • Drive quality and man-hour improvements in welding operations.
  • Preparation and review of welding/fabrication plans (i.e., bead placement sketches, setup sheets, welding instructions).
  • Qualification, documentation, and maintenance of welding procedures and welders/weld operators.
  • Troubleshooting of welding operations (i.e., weldability issues, welding equipment failures).
  • Ensure welding processes meet customer specifications.
  • Ensure welding operations meet customer specifications and good work practices.


Job Requirement/Qualifications

  • A B.S. in Welding Engineering from an ABET accredited institution is required.  Degrees in Metallurgical or Material Science Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a similar engineering discipline will be considered if the candidate has extensive prior job experience of a Welding Engineer nature.
  • Prior internships and/or experience in a heavy manufacturing environment is preferred.   
  • Strong interpersonal skills supporting collaboration and teamwork with a diverse group of engineering, operations, and materials management personnel is required.
  • U.S. citizenship with no dual citizenship is required along with the ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Security Clearance.


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 testing requirements.  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.  These requirements may include vaccination, attestations regarding vaccination status and/or regular COVID-19 testing, and employees may be required to show proof of vaccination and/or negative test results 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 protocols will apply to the work location assigned to the job you are seeking.

U.S. citizenship with no dual citizenship is required for this position. 


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.


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  

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