QA Analyst (49437)

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 7,500 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


We are currently searching for a Quality Assurance Analyst to join our growing team in Mt. Vernon, IN. 


The person in this role will primarily act as Quality Metrics Process Owner, Cause Analysis Process Owner, and assist with QA System ownership across the organization.  The role will also act as Corrective Action System Process Owner, with monthly sub-tasks including system review/maintenance/development and facilitating various Review Boards as designated by Quality Management.


Job Description

  • Serve as Process Owner for select quality systems (i.e.  Site Quality Metrics & Reporting, Event Investigation, Cause Analysis, Corrective Action, Nonconforming Material Control, Oversight Programs, etc.)

  • Perform daily, weekly, monthly, annually recurring site quality metrics analysis and reporting functions, acting as Lead on behalf of the MT. Vernon Site

  • Certify as Level 1 & Level 2 Cause Facilitator through BWXT Corrective Action Program as augmented by external professional training (i.e. TapRooT®, Think Reliability®, etc.)

  • Lead ad-hoc teams on various technical assignments, primarily with a quality focus in metrics or causal analysis

  • Present the results of metrics & causal analysis, both oral and written, to multiple levels of the organization (shop floor to executive management)

  • Perform surveillance of manufacturing operations for compliance to contracts, procedures and work instructions

  • Provide technical support of quality inspection, NDE, test operations, and QA systems

  • Review manufacturing documentation and procedures for repairs and deviation work

  • Participate in internal audits to ISO-9001 and contract requirements.

  • Participate on LEAN and 5S kaizen improvement projects

  • Perform special projects for quality engineering within the following areas:

    • Defense in Depth reviews

    • Corrective Action follow up and reporting

    • Record Retention & Contract Closeout

    • Quality improvement projects for operations

    • Quality Metrics development & reporting

    • Quality Systems Ownership & Oversight

  • Other activities associated with delivery and certification of product

  • Work overtime as necessary to support job functions


Job Requirements:


  1. Have an Associate's degree, preferably in technical field + 4 years relevant experience –or– 8 yrs relevant experience, with preference to quality assurance and inspection.  Bachelor’s degree or equivalent is preferred.  Engineering degree is a plus.

  2. Have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

  3. Be capable of obtaining DOE clearance

  4. Able to work safely in warehouse and manufacturing environments

  5. Be proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel 

  6. Have good organizational and research skills

  7. Excellent analytical skills and ability to interpret/analyze data from the various systems is preferred

  8. Demonstrated proficiency with SAP, Power BI or other analytics tools is preferred



The base salary range for this position in Indiana (US-IN) at the start of employment is expected to be between $62,000 and $97,000 per year. However, the base salary offered is based on local job market factors, and may vary further depending on factors specific to the selected job candidate, such as job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and other objective business considerations. Subject to these considerations, the total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, such as an annual cash incentive in addition to a full range of medical, retirement, and/or other benefits. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided at such time the selected job candidate receives an offer of employment. If hired, the selected job candidate will be employed 'at-will,’ unless employed at a location and in a position subject to a collective bargaining agreement.  The company further reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment, compensation or benefit program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, company or individual department/team performance, and other market factors.


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) and ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy (DOE) security clearance which involves an extensive criminal and financial background investigation 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