Transuranic Materials Process Technician (49103)

Job Posted 8/23/2023
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 Transuranic Materials Processing Technician for its Advanced Technologies location in Lynchburg, VA!


BWXT is People Strong, Innovation Driven - be part of BWXT’s innovation hub. BWXT’s Advanced Technologies (AT) group researches, designs, and develops innovative new nuclear reactors, nuclear rocket propulsion systems, and radioisotope production systems for both internal and external customers.


Advanced Technologies is currently seeking a Transuranic Materials Processing Engineer to be part of a team assisting multiple nuclear development projects at its Advanced Technologies research and development organization. The engineer will be responsible for identifying material solutions based on design requirements, evaluating the manufacturing and technology readiness (MRL/TRL) for those materials, and advising on sourcing, development and production pathways.


If you are looking for a career where your experience is valued, innovative thinking is fostered, and barrier-free teamwork is embraced every day, then this opportunity is for you. The position will be located in Lynchburg, VA.


Job Description / Duties: 

  • Operator for processing of uranium and transuranic materials. 

  • Point of contact for assigned processing areas. 

  • Generate and follow work procedures. 

  • Interface with nuclear, mechanical, and electrical engineers on multi-disciplinary development projects. 

  • Assist in generation and revision of area operating procedures (AOPs) and technical procedures (TPs) for the assigned processing areas. 

  • Supports installation and on-site testing of equipment. 

  • Provide assistance with analyzing and resolving manufacturing issues. 


Job Qualifications / Requirements: 

  • Minimum 6 years of relevant radiological experience OR a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience + an Associate’s degree in a related field (such as Machine Tool and Quality, Chemistry, Physics, or Materials Science).  

  • Strong commitment to safety culture and willingness to ensure compliance to all   codes and standards. 

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

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) or Department of Defense (DOD) security clearance, whichever is . 


Preferred Experience 

  • Experience in safely designing and operating facilities to overcome radioactive handling hazards of radioactive materials. 

  • Experience working in a radiologically controlled environment. Familiarity with glovebox operations is preferred. 

  • Familiarity with laboratory methods and interpretation of results. 

  • Proficient with various metallographic operations including sample preparation. 

  • Experience with dimensional inspection techniques and/or familiarity with interpretation of dimensional data –optical comparator and/or CNC machines – is a plus. 

  • Strong understanding in the process of uranium, plutonium, or other transuranic compounds. 

  • Strong understanding of ceramics processing. 

  • United States ELT preferred. 

  • Radiation Control Technician Qualification School (RCTQS) preferred. 

  • NAVSEA Metallographer Qualification. 




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.



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