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Continuous Improvement Leader

Date: Feb 8, 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.


Continuous Improvement Leader 


We are looking for a Continuous Improvement Leader 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 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.




  • Work with internal teams to obtain an in-depth understanding of Company products and processes as required.
  • Conduct process improvement initiatives with process owners which includes:
    • Documenting current process to identify pain points and opportunities
    • Performing supporting data analysis
    • Facilitating the design of the process changes
    • Creating future state processes
    • Documenting the improvements in a format that is appropriate for the content and its intended audience
    • Supporting implementation of the process change
  • Provide editorial support for various departments, including developing and maintaining Microsoft Word templates as required.
  • Provide administration support for in-house training courses, including maintenance of training records.
  • Responsibilities will be tailored to meet the strengths and needs of the candidate and the organization.


Key Characteristics


  • Strong technical background.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, understandable by a diverse audience.
  • Ability to interpret cross-functional processes, and to prepare clear, concise recommendations for process improvements in a style and format appropriate to the intended audience.
  • Ability to work on your own for long periods when developing process improvements, but also ability to work effectively in a small team when required.
  • Ability to prioritize deadlines and to complete assignments accurately and on schedule.
  • Proficient in MS Office applications.




  • University or college degree in engineering, science, or technology.


Desired Characteristics


  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in engineering design and/or quality.
  • Experience in executing improvement initiatives through the use of established methodologies.
  • Experience in applying/interpreting nuclear industry technical and quality standards (e.g. CSA N285, CSA N286).
  • Basic understanding of the principles of graphic design.
  • Experience of on-line presentation of documentation (Confluence, Tableau, Workflows, HTML editor, etc.).



Why join BWXT? 


  • Work within the growing and exciting nuclear industry as well as with talented and collaborative teams!
  • Competitive salaries
  • Employer-paid pension plan
  • Profit sharing plan
  • Bonus plan
  • Competitive Health and Dental benefits
  • Educational Refund Program
  • Life insurance… and so much more!


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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