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BWX Technologies, Inc. Mechanical Design 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 www.bwxt.com .

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

The Mechanical Engineer is a part of a team responsible for the design, build, and support of new and existing custom automated manufacturing and inspection systems used in the Lynchburg manufacturing facility.

Job Description/Duties:

  • Works cooperatively with teams of engineers (mechanical, electrical and software) and internal customers to design, build, maintain, and upgrade custom automated manufacturing and inspection systems in support manufacturing, quality control, and other plant operations.

  • Develops concepts and cost and schedule estimates, and writes proposals/reports, as necessary in support of project initiation and completion.

  • Performs machine and tool design, and hardware selections, including: machine bases, enclosures, part fixturing/handling, precision motion (servo controlled) positioning systems, actuators, sensors, switches, valves, pneumatics, hydraulics, cable management, etc.

  • Conducts/leads design reviews to gain approval of new system concepts/designs.

  • Documents designs via build-to-print assembly and detailed drawings, and hydraulic/pneumatic schematics.

  • Develops purchase requisitions for catalog and fabricated items.

  • Supports machine shops and maintenance technicians in their fabrication, assembly, installation, trouble-shooting, maintenance, and upgrade of the new and existing systems.

  • Supports electrical and software team members in the test-and-debug of their applications.

  • Generates system documentation such as maintenance manuals, set-up procedures, preventive maintenance charts, and spare part list.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications/Requirements:

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

  • A minimum of two (2) years of engineering experience is required.

  • Should be able to demonstrate effective working knowledge of CAD, preferably in Solid Edge, or be willing to work and train to develop these skills.

  • Should be able to demonstrate effective working knowledge of machine and/or tool design and fabrication, or willingness to work and train to develop this knowledge.

  • Any additional knowledge or previous experience in mechanical engineering design and/or with automation/automated equipment/systems is a plus.

  • Must possess strong written and verbal communication skills.

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

  • Ability to work in a team-oriented, collaborative environment is required.

  • 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 and other health and safety protocols. As such, all BWXT new hires will be required to adhere to applicable Company COVID-19 requirements within the workplace as a 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.