Specific responsibilities for quality-focused residents include, but are not limited to:
Quality and compliance oversight responsibilities for component(s) assigned
Review contract specifications for proper application of requirements
Team with Defense Contract Management Agency to accomplish facility-wide oversight
Develop and maintain component-specific surveillance plans
Auditing, over-inspection, and cause and corrective action reviews
Support BPMI engineering activities such as input to vendor technical submittals, risk mitigation initiatives, process improvements, and problem resolution
Document and communicate key oversight activities with stakeholders
Periodic (~5-10%) travel to BPMI, other BWXT sites, and BWXT subtier suppliers is expected. Since the BWXT production facilities typically operate on a 24/7 schedule, the PFO resident position offers some work schedule flexibility. Work conditions can include working in confined spaces, areas that are not temperature controlled, elevated platforms and lifts, etc. Personal safety emphasis in a shop environment is a must.
Meaningful work and unique opportunities to support missions vital to the United States Navy and global security
Top-notch, dedicated colleagues
Generous pay and benefits with a stable organization
Career advancement and professional development programs
Work-life balance fostered through flexible work opportunities and wellness initiatives
B.S. or M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or closely related engineering discipline (such as: Materials Science) from an accredited college or university
Minimum GPA of 3.0 is preferred for newer college graduates
Requires a security clearance, however all qualified candidates will be considered regardless of their current clearance status. The ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy security clearance is required
Ability to work in confined spaces, non-temperature controlled environments, and on elevated platforms/lifts
Strong verbal and written communications
Effective teaming skills
Bechtel Plant Machinery, Inc. (BPMI) is a project engineering organization supporting the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program. BPMI provides design, manufacturing, and supply chain management of the fabrication, testing, delivery, installation, and field support of nuclear power plant components installed in submarines and aircraft carriers. In addition, BPMI provides upgraded replacement components in support of refueling and overhaul activities, and aids in the ultimate storage and disposition of spent naval fuel. BPMI also delivers information technology and operational solutions to the Nuclear Navy, enabling them to fulfill their critical mission.
The PFO is an integral part of the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program’s strategy to ensure that reactor plant components are built and delivered as intended. Resident engineers in this office use their unique vantage point to provide daily quality and manufacturing oversight of reactor plant components fabricated by BWXT. They foster an effective working environment among the other PFO residents, BWXT NOG, and BPMI to ensure products are of high quality (compliant and with minimized defects) and affordable, all while being delivered on time to support end user needs. The resident position is a unique and challenging assignment where you will obtain and apply detailed knowledge of fabrication processes (machining, welding, inspection, nondestructive testing, stress relief, assembly, etc.), manufacturing technologies (such as automated welding, robotics, advanced nondestructive testing, laser tracker, and CNC controls/programming), and key manufacturing parameters (such as throughput, efficiency, planning, and scheduling).
BPMI is a drug-free workplace. Candidates accepting a job offer will be required to pass a pre-placement drug screening and background investigation. As an employee, you may be required to receive and maintain a security clearance from the United States Department of Energy in order to meet eligibility requirements for access to sensitive information or matter. U.S. citizenship is a requirement for security clearance applicants. All employees are subject to being randomly selected for drug testing without advance notification.
BPMI is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, disability or veteran status.
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