Lifting & Handling Engineer (47503)

BWX Technologies
Baltimore, MD
United States
Job Description

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

BWXT is currently seeking a Lifting & Handling Engineer for its Lynchburg, VA location!


Job Description/Duties:

  • Conducts Engineering evaluations of lifting, rigging, and handling practices, methods, and issues. 

  • Supports a production environment. 

  • Provides Engineering insight and support. 

  • Works with a "Safety Focus" and participates in safety awareness and improvements. 

  • Completes Engineering reviews of drawings and procedures. 

  • Interfaces with all areas and levels of the plant, vendors, and suppliers, and other BWXT facilities.

  • Assists in providing crane and rigging training. 

  • Assists shop personnel and production areas with lifting and rigging issues, questions, and technical support. 

  • Creates and updates documentation to support lifting and handling projects and issues. 

  • Implements and supports improvements, new methods, and/or standards.

  • Develops workable production devices, tools, fixtures, etc. from concepts. 

  • Mentors less experienced personnel within the group.  

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Job Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Previous industry experience, including knowledge of manufacturing processes and methods, with lifting and rigging is preferred.

  • Past or present certifications from training institutes, providers, or nationally recognized organizations relative to crane and rigging are a plus. Must be willing to recertify in NCCCO crane and rigging certification if needed. 

  • Knowledge of ASME and OSHA code relative to cranes and rigging is desired. 

  • Prior experience as a trainer in cranes, lifting, and rigging is a plus. 

  • Must be able to demonstrate superior written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Must be able to effectively use Microsoft Office Suite. 

  • Working knowledge of Solumina and SAP is preferred. 

  • Ability to lead change and interface with all departments throughout a manufacturing environment. Mechanical knowledge, experience, and insight is beneficial. 

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

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a multifunctional team.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Security Clearance.

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen with no dual citizenship.

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.