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Manager, Nuclear Medical Isotope Target Delivery System

Date: Nov 19, 2021

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.


Manager, Nuclear Medical Isotope Target Delivery System


We are looking for a Manager, Nuclear Medical Isotope Target Delivery System for our Peterborough, Ontario site. 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.


About us:


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. 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.


Role Purpose:


Reporting to the Director, Fuel Handling and Engineered Solutions, with a dotted line to BWXT Medical, the Nuclear Medicine Isotope (Mo-99) Target Delivery System Manager – “TDS Manager” is accountable to ensure the TDS system can satisfy its weekly delivery requirements of irradiated molybdenum to BWXT Medical for post processing. The Target Delivery System operates at the Darlington Nuclear Generating Station and is a complex nuclear piping system that incorporates automation to irradiate material in an operating reactor.


Specific responsibilities and accountabilities include:

  • Leadership of a small multifunctional team to maintain the operational requirements of TDS. Scope of work to be managed includes providing daily support to operations, conducting required design changes, procuring spare parts, and executing maintenance (planned/unplanned).
  • Contribute directly to the support of the system. Knowledge of the design and design change process is required.
  • Respond to production concerns, leading 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.
  • Providing strategic leadership for multidiscipline team in the execution of parts and kits supply.
  • Plan for the execution of 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.
  • Achieving and maintaining effective project planning, reporting management, milestone completion on-time / on-budget, meeting metrics, and achieving results through influencing, actions and setting of expectations.


Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelors’ Degree (Engineering preferred). Technical Degree/Diploma or Technical certifications in the related fields would also be considered.
  • Minimum 10 or more years’ experience in a design, operations, field services and/or equivalent work-related experience.
  • Minimum 5 years in a leadership position.
  • Travel (approximately 30%) 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.


Desired Characteristics:

  • PMP certification and/or PEO license.
  • Leadership in one or more of the following areas: Engineering design, production manufacturing, commercial operations.
  • Experience with Primavera (P6).
  • Resource and financial management experience.
  • Strong negotiation, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Experience in the Nuclear, Aerospace, Medical, Transportation or other highly regulated industry. Experience in the nuclear industry is considered an asset. 


Why join BWXT?:

  • Work with collaborative teams within the growing nuclear industry
  • Employer-paid pension plan
  • Profit sharing plan
  • Bonus plan
  • Excellent 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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