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Chemist

Company: BWX Technologies Inc.
Location: Lynchburg
Posted on: April 1, 2024

Job Description:

At BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: BWXT), we are People Strong, Innovation Driven. Headquartered in Lynchburg, Virginia, BWXT is a Defense News Top 100 manufacturing and engineering innovator that provides safe and effective nuclear solutions for global security, clean energy, environmental restoration, nuclear medicine and space exploration. With more than 7,000 employees, BWXT has 14 major operating sites in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. 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 restoration and operations management at 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. For more information, visit www.bwxt.com. Follow us on LinkedIn, X, Facebook and Instagram.BWXT's Nuclear Operations Group - Lynchburg is currently seeking a Chemist for its Lynchburg, VA location!Essential Functions/Responsibilities:* Provides daily support to a Quality Control Chemistry Lab (work is predominately inorganic in nature).* Oversees, troubleshoots, and performs established analytical chemistry determinations consistently and accurately.* Generates procedures for analytical chemistry determinations geared towards meeting precision and accuracy requirements. Reviews, comments, and modifies existing procedures.* Develops and performs new chemistry related R&D efforts.* Trains and qualifies lab technicians to perform analytical chemistry determinations.* Performs calculations in order to complete assignments.* Assesses and approves results from analytical chemistry determinations performed by chemistry lab technicians and chemists.* Authors and reviews reports and technical submittals to customers.* Interprets product specifications from a chemistry perspective.* Conducts meetings with internal and external customers, vendors, and representatives from other departments.* Prepares cost estimates for new and existing contracted work as needed.* Solves a variety of technical issues related to analytical chemistry determinations.* Participate on process improvement teams.* Performs other duties as assigned.Required Qualifications:* A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry or other physical/life science field (ex: Environmental Science, Biology, etc.) plus two (2) years of relevant experience.* Must possess at least one (1) year of experience in a Quality Control laboratory setting.* Previous experience in a Quality Control, analytical laboratory that is inorganic in nature.* Previous experience using operating instruments such as ICP-MS, ICP-OES, pycnometers, surface area analyzers, gas analyzers, UV-Vis, KPA, and wet chemistry titration.* Prior experience with testing and handling UCO material.* Must be highly self-motivated and directed, with keen attention to detail.* Must be able to demonstrate superior written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.* Must possess ability to work independently with minimal supervision as well as in a team environment.* Ability to lead multi-disciplinary teams.* Must be a U.S. citizen with no dual citizenship.* Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) clearance.Preferred Qualifications:* Previous experience with Laboratory Information Management Systems is desired.#LI-AN1The base salary range for this position in Virginia (US-VA) 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.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 health and safety protocols. As such, all BWXT new hires will be required to adhere to applicable Company health and safety requirements within the workplace as a condition of employment.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.https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdfhttps://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/OFCCP_EEO_Supplement_Final_JRF_QA_508c.pdf

Keywords: BWX Technologies Inc., Lynchburg , Chemist, Other , Lynchburg, Virginia

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