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Operation Specialist

Date: Jul 29, 2022

Location: Ottawa, ON, CA

Company: BWX Technologies

BWXT Medical Ltd. provides its customers, who conduct life-saving medical procedures for patients around the world, the benefit of decades of experience in the development, manufacturing, packaging and delivery of medical isotopes and radiopharmaceuticals. Headquartered in Kanata, Ontario, BWXT Medical Ltd. employs over 300 highly-skilled people in Kanata and Vancouver, British Columbia. BWXT Medical Ltd. is part of the BWXT nuclear power segment (NPG) of BWX Technologies, Inc.


We are looking for an Operations Specialist for our facility in Kanata, Ontario.


Job Purpose


Reporting to the Director of Operations, the Operations Specialist supports manufacturing by ensuring compliance with Good Manufacturing Practices and Quality System requirements.  The incumbent is responsible for leading and documenting process deviations, investigations, product and material non-compliances and implementing corrective and preventive actions that support the reliable supply

of medical isotope products. Must work with cross functional teams to accomplish goals and obtain organizational support for Operations related initiatives.





Manufacturing Support

  • Review and approve completed production records for manufacturing and support related processes to ensure compliance with Good Documentation Practices and established requirements.
  • Participate in routine batch review activities for BWXT Medical final products to support on time release for shipment.
  • Support Operations Manager by acting as designate to oversee manufacturing and planning activities when required. Participate in on-call rotation for off-hours operations support.
  • Represent interests of Operations area for new projects and processes.


Operations Compliance

  • Lead CAPA investigations and implement corrective actions.
  • Lead documentation of process deviations and implement corrective actions.
  • Lead and/or support complaint investigations and implement corrective actions.
  • Lead and/or support completion of safety reports and hazard assessments.
  • Train employees on changes impacting Operations.
  • Continuous Improvement.
  • Review established processes and revise procedures to improve usability and ensure compliance.
  • Design and implement solutions to facilitate operational compliance and reduce risk of errors
  • Monitor trends and implement corrective and/or preventive actions in response to findings where required.




The candidate must possess and demonstrate the following:

  • Minimum Bachelor of Science in relevant science discipline.
  • Experience and expertise working in a manufacturing environment.
  • Experience working in environments under formal design processes and change control.
  • Knowledge of the regulatory environment and requirements associated with the manufacturing of medical isotopes, radiopharmaceuticals, and/or medical devices is considered an asset.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills. Must be effective in communicating with both internal and external parties including customers and regulators. Excellent writing skills.
  • Leads continuous improvement activities and completes required documentation and testing to support implementation of improvements.
  • Leadership skills and ability to negotiate complex issues with stakeholders having cross-functional interests and priorities.
  • Project management and leadership capabilities for short as well as multi-month projects to lead continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills to enable trouble shooting and problem resolution within tight timelines.


Why join BWXT?


  • Work with collaborative teams within the growing nuclear, pharmaceutical and nuclear medicine industries
  • Competitive compensation packages
  • Employer-paid pension plan
  • Profit sharing plan
  • Bonus plan
  • Competitive Health and Dental benefits
  • Life insurance
  • Educational Refund Program


We thank you for your interest, however, only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.


BWXT Medical Ltd. embraces diversity of thought, values individuality, encourages new perspectives and provides equal opportunity in employment for all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, disability, a conviction for which a pardon has been granted or a record suspended or any other category protected by federal law.

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