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Buyer (1-Year Contract)

Date: Jan 12, 2023

Location: Peterborough, ON, CA

Company: BWX Technologies

At BWXT Nuclear Energy Canada Inc. we are committed to excellence in every business initiative. BWXT Nuclear Energy Canada (BWXT NEC) has achieved an enviable international reputation for excellence in the supply of nuclear fuel and fuel handling systems and service for CANDU reactors in both domestic and international markets. Our success is the result of our commitment to our employees, customers, quality & EHS initiatives.


Buyer (1-Year Contract) 


We are looking for a Buyer (1-Year Contract) for our Peterborough, Ontario site.  BWXT NEC's Fuel Handling and Engineered Solutions group is involved in the design, manufacture, development, testing, parts supply, and service of on-power refueling, reactor maintenance, and nuclear medicine delivery tooling sold around the world. We are the original designer of the automated systems that allow 24/7 on power refueling of CANDU reactors and aim to solve some of the Nuclear Industry’s most challenging problems. Today, BWXT’s equipment is being used in most of the nuclear power plants in Canada and is critical to delivering carbon free energy production and lifesaving medical isotopes.


Check out the YouTube video of an innovative product we recently designed and manufactured in partnership with Bruce Power, called the Bruce Reactor Inspection and Maintenance System Channel Access Device. Go to YouTube and search for video: “Bruce Unveils new BRIMS Tool”. There are exceptional opportunities to learn and grow with a career in the nuclear industry in Ontario.


The Peterborough community invites you to take a deep breath, relax and enjoy life. We have an abundance of recreational opportunities, festivals, and entertainment that is fueled by culture, nature and homegrown culinary experiences. Friendly people, inspiring landscapes and incredible lakes are waiting for you in the heart of cottage country. The region is home to 140,000 people (approx. 83,000 in the City of Peterborough) in addition to the charming towns, townships and villages that make up the County. We offer the best of all worlds here and we’d like you to get to know us a bit better.




The Buyer will assist the Sourcing team with their outstanding purchases to ensure schedules are maintained and project needs are met. This includes obtaining and reviewing progress reports from vendors, proactively identifying schedule risks and working to mitigate them (including escalation if required). The Buyer will also be responsible for receiving deliverables from vendors (such as QA documentation) and circulating same for approval. The Buyer may also from time to time be responsible for supporting the business in sourcing a broad range of products.




  • Develop and maintain a Microsoft Excel or other form of tracking sheet for outstanding purchase order lines/items.
  • Work with vendors to proactively mitigate delays, identify bottlenecks in process, prioritize orders and escalate issues as required both with the vendor, and internally at NEC if required.
  • Maintain all applicable ERP data fields, including but not limited to: Expected ship date, committed ship date, QA documentation received date, etc.
  • As needed, execute the purchase of certain off-the-shelf components including Requests for Quote and Purchase Order Issuance.
  • Minimal travel to suppliers may be required.




  • 5 to 10 years of relevant work experience. 
  • College or university education in purchasing, business administration OR communications is preferred.
  • Outstanding communication, negotiation and issue resolution skills.
  • Solid computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, etc.).
  • Experience in a fast paced, cross-functional team environment.
  • Experience in aerospace or nuclear industry is an asset but not required.


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


BWXT Nuclear Energy Canada Inc. 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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