Framatome Machining/Mechanical Technician (Nuclear Plant Maint Specialist III) in Lynchburg, Virginia

Framatome is a major international player in the nuclear energy market recognized for its innovative solutions and value-added technologies for designing, building, maintaining, and advancing the global nuclear fleet. The company designs, manufactures, and installs components and fuel for nuclear power plants and offers a full range of reactor services.

With 14,000 employees worldwide, every day Framatome’s expertise helps its customers improve the safety and performance of their nuclear plants and achieve their economic and societal goals.

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Framatome is owned by the EDF Group (75.5%), Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI – 19.5%) and Assystem (5%).

Job Description:

  • Framatome is seeking a Machining/Mechanical Technician (Nuclear Plant Maintenance Specialist III) for our Lynchburg (MRR) location. *

This role will Setup, test, troubleshoot, operate, maintain and train personnel on EDM and conventional field machining equipment. This role will provide support for replacement of major components such as steam generators, reactor vessel closure head and pressurizers, specialty welding and machining repairs to plant primary and secondary systems, reactor vessel internals repair, to include conventional machining, underwater EDM and remote hardware installation.


  • Responsibilities and duties include: *

  • Setup, test, troubleshoot, operate, maintain and train personnel on EDM and conventional field machining equipment.

  • Perform equipment maintenance activities.

  • Maintain system documentation (Drawings, Schematics, Procedures and Manuals) and maintenance records.

  • Order parts and maintain spare parts BOM for assigned systems.

  • Use CMMS software to track parts and create required equipment lists for outages.

  • Inventory, stage and pack equipment for outages.

  • Deploy to customers site as equipment operator or technician .


All candidates must meet the following minimum requirements in order to be considered for this opportunity. Candidates who exceed minimum qualifications may be considered for a higher level position.

  • Associates Degree or 5 years of directly related equivalent experience in lieu of degree, plus 5 years of closely related experience in machining, mechanical and/or in inspection/testing.

  • Shop Machining experience with troubleshooting and maintenance of machining systems

  • Field machining experience (split lathes & bevellers)

  • Must have mechanical skill set and attention to detail.

  • Must be proficient in tooling set-up & process

  • Must be proficient in reading precision measuring devices

  • Able to read mechanical assembly drawings.

  • Procedure use and adherence.

  • Minimum of 3 years of nuclear plant maintenance experience

  • Demonstrated leadership abilities and well developed interpersonal skills

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Well developed problem analysis and resolution skills

  • Possess positive working attitude and ability to deal with change in a dynamic environment .

The following requirements are desired and will be used to differentiate all candidates who apply for this position.

  • CNC operations & programing

  • Machinist experience in general machine shop setting

  • Experience in general tool set-up


  • TRAVEL *

Seasonal (40%) domestic travel.

Framatome is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

Job: *OPERATIONAL INSTALLATIONS

Title: Machining/Mechanical Technician (Nuclear Plant Maint Specialist III)

Location: NORTH AMERICA-Virginia-Lynchburg - MRR

Requisition ID: INS00716