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BWX Technologies, Inc. Sr. Electrical Controls Systems 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 an Electrical Controls Systems Engineer for its Lynchburg, VA location!

The Electrical Controls Systems Engineer is a part of a team that is responsible for the design, building and support of new and existing custom automated manufacturing and inspection systems used in the Lynchburg manufacturing facility. The candidate will perform electrical system hardware design and programming. The candidate may also perform software application development.

Job Description/Duties:

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

  • Performs electrical/control system hardware selection and design including controllers, power distribution, cabling, and peripheral devices (motors, encoders, sensors, valves, etc.).

  • Documents electrical control system designs via build-to-print cabinet/enclosure assembly drawings and system wiring diagrams and schematics.

  • Develops machine control application programs including motion control, data acquisition, and operator interfaces using a variety of motion controller and PLC platforms.

  • Generates and executes system and software test plans and develops user manuals for the system/machine.

  • Supports engineers and technicians in the assembly, installation, trouble-shooting, maintenance, and upgrade of the new and existing systems.

  • This positon is primary for an electrical controls system engineer but the engineer may also perform PC based software application development as skills and needs allow.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications/Requirements:

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

  • A minimum of four (4) years of relevant experience is required.

  • Must be able to demonstrate effective working knowledge of, or be willing to develop, the following skills:

  • CAD (for electrical schematics and panel drawings)

  • PLC programming (Allen Bradley/Rockwell)

  • Motion control programming (Allen Bradley, Delta Tau/Omron, Galil)

  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge of, or be willing to develop, the following skills is a plus:

  • Software development (Microsoft .Net VB and C#)

  • Data base interfaces (SQL)

  • Image analysis (National Instruments, Halcon, Matrox)

  • Any additional knowledge or previous experience in electrical engineering, software development, 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.