Manufacturing Lead, Target Delivery System

Date: May 23, 2024

Location: Peterborough, ON, CA

Company: BWX Technologies

At BWXT Nuclear Energy Canada Inc. (BWXT NEC), we are committed to excellence in every business initiative. With nearly 500 workers across locations in Peterborough, Toronto, and Arnprior,  BWXT NEC supplies nuclear fuel and fuel channel components, services, equipment and parts for the CANDU® nuclear power industry.


We are looking for a Manufacturing Lead, Target Delivery System 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.




Reporting to the Manager, Target Delivery System, the Target Delivery System Manufacturing Lead position provides leadership for all manufacturing, procurement, parts/kits, fabrication and supply activities supporting the Target Delivery System (TDS) operations at Darlington NPGS Unit 2.  The TDS organization is accountable for the safe and reliable operation of the TDS and will include design, development, operational support, reliability enhancements, preventative/predictive maintenance planning, outage support, and field and installation activities.  The team will be accountable to the overall system health and will be comprised of Responsible System Engineers (RSE’s) including mechanical, electrical, systems, and software functions and the Manufacturing Lead who coordinates manufacturing related priorities.




  • Planning and leadership of all manufacturing related activities to maintain the operational requirements of TDS.
  • The Manufacturing Lead will coordinate with the TDS engineering team as well as the necessary internal groups to facilitate procurement, fabrication, test, supply and other activities necessary to support TDS operations.
  • Facilitate proper plans and schedules (level 3) with appropriate work groups, and ownership of the manufacturing cost/schedule commitments.
  • Actively participate with the TDS Manager and engineering in planning and forecasting activities.
  • Contribute directly to the support of the system.  Knowledge of the design and design change process is required.
  • Provide manufacturing/manufacturability inputs to engineering designs and maintenance planning.
  • Create detailed cost estimates for supply activities.
  • Manage design changes and maintain configuration throughout the manufacturing process.
  • Assist in responding to production concerns, integrating with the cross-functional team through effective problem solving, troubleshooting and decision making.
  • Interface with key partner resources: OPG operations, BWXT Medical operations, and BWXT Field Services.
  • Provide support for regular maintenance. Portions of this maintenance may take place during a reactor outage and diligent planning in accordance with utility governance is required.
  • Provide immediate response to unplanned maintenance. Due to the sensitivity of the supply timing 24/7 support is required in response to issues that affect planned production.
  • Participate in internal and external meetings, such as design reviews, preparing and/or presenting technical data or manufacturing strategies.
  • Maintain detailed knowledge of the nuclear codes and standards applicable to the Canadian Nuclear environment.
  • Leading by example, assure compliance and adherence to processes (including internal Business Management System), industry codes and standards, quality systems, policies, and contractual requirements.
  • Provide assurance of health and safety associated with the execution of all projects and activities.
  • Travel (approximately 20%) will be required. The core support team is stationed in Peterborough, Ontario. The TDS is operated in Clarington, Ontario. The isotopes are processed in Kanata, Ontario.




  • University degree or Technical Diploma in Mechanical, Electrical, Systems or Software Engineering.
  • Experience with the Target Delivery System design, fabrication and assembly or operation.
  • Typically requires 3 to 8 years’ experience in design or manufacturing engineering in Nuclear, Aerospace, Mining, Oil and Gas, or other highly regulated and process-based industry.
  • Typically requires 3 years’ experience in manufacturing environment with proven success in a leadership role.
  • Demonstrable experience with project schedules, working within budgets, financial metrics and other project management methodologies.
  • Demonstrable experience with modern machining, manufacturing and fabrication techniques.
  • Exposure to a broad range of interdisciplinary departments: mechanical, systems, I&C, and software design.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, understandable by a diverse audience.
  • Creative problem-solving skills, outstanding analytical abilities, demonstrated leadership skills, strong technical experience and the ability to work in a team.




  • Holds a current PEO license.
  • Experience in manufacture of custom-engineered equipment, automation.
  • Experience with 3D CAD software (preference for Inventor/Solidworks), FEA software (ANSYS) or CAM software.
  • Experience in the CANDU Nuclear Industry, strong preference for on-site experience at a nuclear operating plant.
  • Familiarity with CSA Nuclear Codes and Standards.
  • Familiarity with ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Codes and Standards.


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


 The base salary range for this position in Ontario at the start of employment is expected to be between $78,000.00 and $121,000.00 per year. However, the base salary offered is based on local job market factors and may vary further depending on factors specific to the selected job candidate, such as job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and other objective business considerations. Subject to these considerations, the total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, such as an annual cash incentive in addition to a full range of medical, retirement, and/or other benefits. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided at such time the selected job candidate receives an offer of employment.


Learn more about how BWXT employs nuclear technology to solve some of the world’s most important problems. BWXT’s capabilities video showcases our innovation in commercial nuclear power, addressing climate change, as well as our advanced nuclear medicine products treating patients around the world. We are People Strong. Innovation Driven.


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. BWXT Nuclear Energy Canada Inc. is committed to fostering an accessible, fair, and inclusive environment where all employees are able to access goods while being respected and supported. If you require accommodations during the application or interview process, please advise us as soon as possible so appropriate arrangements can be made. If you require information in a format that is accessible to you, please contact Human Resources.


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