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Nuclear Fuel Services Weld Production Front Line Manager (FLM) in Mt Vernon, Indiana

At BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: BWXT), we are People Strong, Innovation Driven. H eadquartered 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

We currently have an opening for a Weld Production Front Line Manager at our facility in Mount Vernon, Indiana!

Job Responsibilities:

  • Practices visible leadership on the floor providing technical and administrative oversight of work through observations and floor surveillance.

  • Encourages a questioning attitude to ensure a safe work environment and the highest quality standards.

  • Clearly communicates job expectations and performance requirements to welders and production techs.

  • Manages employee performance through the evaluation of expectations and objectives, including safe working practices, quality of work, compliance to procedures, and productivity.

  • Coaches employees to improve and/or correct unacceptable performance.

  • Manages employee attendance, training and production records through electronic systems.

  • Serves as a liaison between shop floor personnel and management.

  • Leads production communication and safety meetings.

  • Schedules department resources to meet established scheduling deadlines.

  • Works closely with engineering to develop/modify processes to exceed efficiency requirements and optimize welding productivity/performance.

  • Ensures timely availability of required materials for the operations being performed. 

  • Schedules overtime according to needs.

  • Performs monthly risk assessments of work area, identifying vulnerabilities and taking action for immediate correction.

  • Through coordination with engineering ensures personnel maintain the proper weld qualifications.


  • High school equivalency along with a minimum of two (2) years of Front Line Manager experience in a manufacturing environment is required. Front Line Manager experience includes but is not limited to, leading teams; assigning work assignments; evaluating work performed by others; and coaching/mentoring employees.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively; contribute to technical teams; and establish effective working relationships with others is required.

  • Prior experience in manual and/or automatic GTAW (TIG) welding, a working knowledge of heat treat, NDT, tooling and machining processes applicable to stainless steels and high nickel base alloys, and the ability to interpret welding symbols and technical drawings is desired.

  • Ability and willingness to work any shift, including work shift rotations.

    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.

    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, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.