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Nuclear Fuel Services Materials Procurement Engineer in Lynchburg, Virginia

At BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: BWXT), we are People Strong, Innovation Driven. Headquartered in Lynchburg, Va., BWXT provides safe and effective nuclear solutions for national security, clean energy, environmental remediation, nuclear medicine and space exploration. With approximately 6,400 employees, BWXT has 12 major operating sites in the U.S. and Canada. We are the sole manufacturer of naval nuclear reactors for U.S. submarines and aircraft carriers. Our company supplies precision manufactured components, services and fuel for the commercial nuclear power industry across four continents. Our joint ventures provide environmental remediation and nuclear operations management at more than a dozen U.S. Department of Energy and NASA facilities. BWXT’s technology is driving advances in medical radioisotope production in North America and microreactors for various defense and space applications. Follow us on Twitter at @BWXTech and learn more at

BWXT is currently seeking a Materials Engineer for its Lynchburg, VA location!

The Materials Procurement Engineer will support NOG-L production through interaction and coordination with key NOG-L material suppliers. This position requires travel with 10% - 20% of activities occurring onsite at suppliers.

Job Description/Duties:

  • Authors technical work packages based on Customer requirements and provides them to suppliers.

  • Leads and participates in NOG-L’s efforts to investigate and resolve technical and product issues at suppliers.

  • Leads and participates in surveillances of key material suppliers to find potential issues and prevent errors, in support of the NOG-L mission. Surveillances will be technical and compliance-based in nature.

  • Works closely with Procurement, Quality, and Management to address issues jointly.

  • Performs other duties to support the group/mission such as trending, metric, development, etc.

    Job Qualifications/Requirements:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from an ABET-accredited university is required. Mechanical Engineering, Materials Engineering, or Materials Science degrees preferred.

  • Previous experience with suppliers in the nuclear industry and familiarity with manufacturing processes desired.

  • Must be highly self-motivated and directed, with keen attention to detail.

  • Must be able to demonstrate superior written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills in order to effectively work with personnel at all levels of the organization internally as well as at suppliers.

  • Must be able to travel to supplier sites.

  • Must be a US Citizen with no dual citizenship.

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) clearance.

    As a federal government contractor, BWX Technologies, Inc. and any subsidiaries, affiliates and related entities (“BWXT” or the “Company”) complies with all federal, state, and local laws and customer requirements regarding COVID-19 safety protocols, including, but not limited to, any applicable COVID-19 vaccination and/or testing requirements. In accordance with current and anticipated federal contractor COVID-19 vaccination requirements, BWXT has implemented a policy that all U.S. employees, including new hires, will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 8, 2021 for those under a current federal contract mandate, and January 3, 2022 for all others. This means that any existing BWXT employees and new hires, whether working at a customer site, working remotely, or working in a BWXT facility, will be required to adhere to applicable COVID-19 requirements and will be required to show proof of vaccination as a condition of employment. Requests for a reasonable accommodation will be reviewed and assessed pursuant to applicable law and Company policy. Please speak with your BWXT Talent Acquisition Representative to determine which deadline will apply to the work location assigned to the job you are seeking and whether you can satisfy this condition of employment.

    Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. Position requires U.S. citizenship with (no dual citizenship) ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy (DOE) security clearance which involves an extensive criminal and financial background investigation, drug test and previous employment reference verifications.

    BWXT supports diversity and is committed to the concept of Equal Employment Opportunity. We have established procedures to ensure that all personnel actions such as recruitment, compensation, career development, benefits, company-sponsored training and social recreational programs are administered without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or veteran status.