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Nuclear Fuel Services Quality Assurance Engineer - TRISO Fuels in Lynchburg, Virginia

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

Job Description /Duties: Responsible for all aspects of Quality Assurance for the development and fabrication of Uranium Based Fuels in support of Next Generation Nuclear Reactors, specifically TRISO Fuel.

    • Plans, develops, coordinates and executes projects associated with Quality Assurance Functions within the UPRR organization.
  • Reviews and/or assembles certification packages documenting product quality.

  • Performs contract compliance activities.

  • Responsible for developing Quality Plans for new product manufacturing lines.

  • Develops quality related procedures and processes.

  • Supports customer and BWXT supplier audits. Resolves audit findings .

  • Meets with customers regarding quality issues.

  • Assists in genera t i on of cost estimates .

  • Participates in incident investigation teams .

  • Identifies quality trends in work area and develops/implements plan to correct trends.

  • Creating or establishing the Quality Assurance OPs and forms.

  • Reviews and dispositions Product Non-conformance reports.

  • Follows BWXT established change management and Safety Evaluation processes .

  • Performs Audit and Release activities when require d .

    Job Qualifications /Requirements:

    • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from an ABET-accredited university is required.
  • Experience working in NQA-1 quality programs.

  • Background/experience in statistics (for manufacturing environment) is desired.

  • Experience in establishing QA quality procedures , vendor qualifications and surveillance.

  • Experience supporting manufacturing operations.

  • Experience analyzing and solving complex problems.

  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.

  • Demonstrated success working in a team environment.

  • Self-motivated. Shows initiative with minimal supervision.

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in a Manufacturing Environment, preferably in a Quality Assurance Role.

    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.

U.S. Citizenship, with no dual citizenship is required for this position.

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.