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Nuclear Fuel Services Manufacturing Engineering Specialist - Electrical (1-Year Contract) in Peterborough, Ontario

At BWXT Nuclear Energy Canada Inc. we are committed to excellence in every business initiative. BWXT Nuclear Energy Canada (BWXT NEC) has achieved an enviable international reputation for excellence in the supply of nuclear fuel and fuel handling systems and service for CANDU reactors in both domestic and international markets. Our success is the result of our commitment to our employees, customers, quality & EHS initiatives.

We are currently recruiting for a Manufacturing Engineering Specialist - Electrical (1-Year Contract) for our facility in Peterborough, Ontario.

Role Summary/Purpose:

Reporting directly to the Manufacturing Engineering Manager, the Manufacturing Engineering Specialist is responsible for the estimating and execution of a broad range of manufacturing projects from commercial and custom manufactured parts to sophisticated nuclear equipment.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Prepare detailed cost estimates for custom-engineered manufacturing projects including electro-mechanical automation, instrumentation and control systems, cable assemblies, tooling, testing.

  • Provide manufacturing inputs to the design process, participate in manufacturability reviews to identify manufacturing cost or schedule improvements during product design.

  • Plan and lead jobs through manufacturing including procurement, electrical/mechanical assembly and test. Write instructions (shop travelers) for in-house activities, manufacturing sketches, assembly/test specs, etc. Identify, design and procure fixtures and required tooling.

  • Prepare Manufacturing Bills of Material from engineering BOM’s, on JD Edwards MRP system. Perform make vs buy evaluations. Requisition purchased parts and materials for in-house manufactured items.

  • Manage design changes and maintain configuration of the design during manufacturing.

  • Lead and participate in project meetings related to schedules and budgets, including meetings with customers.

  • Prepare schedule inputs for projects, including task planning to optimize lead times.

  • Troubleshoot production problems with design and manufacturing teams, including recommending dispositions for non-conformances.

  • Lead or participate in teams carrying out work at customer sites.

  • Drive continuous improvement of manufacturing activities.


  • College/University graduate in an Electrical Engineering discipline, P. Eng preferred.

  • Journeyman (4+ years) electrician, electrical/electronics technician or technologist.

  • 5+ years of manufacturing planning experience in custom engineered equipment industry.

  • Hands-on experience with instrumentation and control equipment, PLCs, automation, wiring diagrams, electrical schematics.

  • Knowledge or experience with metrology, Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerances (GD&T), blue print reading.

  • High level of proficiency with data analysis and management including spreadsheet tools, MRP systems, etc.

  • Demonstrated ability in project planning / execution, including development of processes / procedures and process improvements.

  • Very strong communication and interpersonal skills.

    Desired Characteristics:

  • Basic knowledge of common non-destructive examination (NDE) techniques.

  • Knowledge and experience with machining (conventional + CNC/CAM), fitting/welding, assembly and materials including stainless steels, Al-bronze, nickel alloys, zirconium, etc.

  • Technical writing experience including procedures, customer proposals, technical reports.

  • Experience in cost-estimating multi-disciplined equipment and facility projects.

  • Experience with Primavera (P6) project scheduling software.

  • Experience in the nuclear industry is considered an asset but not required.

    If you see yourself in a challenging, rewarding career at an extremely diverse, innovation-driven company, this is the perfect place to ramp up your career. BWXT's supportive environment and free flow of information will encourage you to imagine, build, solve and lead.

    We thank you for your interest, however, only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.

BWXT Nuclear Energy Canada Inc. embraces diversity of thought, values individuality, encourages new perspectives and provides equal opportunity in employment for all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, disability, a conviction for which a pardon has been granted or a record suspended or any other category protected by federal law.