Weld Production Supervisor

Headquartered in Lynchburg, Va., BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:BWXT) is a leading supplier of nuclear components and fuel to the U. S. government; provides technical and management services to support the U. S. government in the operation of complex facilities and environmental remediation activities; and supplies precision manufactured components, services and fuel for the commercial nuclear power industry. With approximately 6,100 employees, BWXT has nine major operating sites in the U. S. and Canada. In addition, BWXT joint ventures provide management and operations at a dozen U. S. Department of Energy and two NASA facilities. Follow us on Twitter @BWXTech and learn more at.

BWXT is seeking qualified applicants to fill the role of Welding Production Supervisor at its facility in Mount Vernon, Indiana. The Weld Production Supervisor is responsible for providing direction for daily activities and clearly communicating expectations and assignments; establishing employee capabilities and providing training to improve skills as required; and implementing and managing departmental goals to assist in reaching company goals. Additionally, the Weld Production Supervisor will:

  • Work closely with engineering to develop/modify processes to exceed efficiency requirements and optimize welding productivity/performance.
  • Schedule department resources to meet established scheduling deadlines.
  • Clearly communicate job expectations and performance requirements to welders/floor personnel.
  • Work closely with engineering to ensure personnel maintain the proper weld qualifications.
  • Hold employees accountable to the expectations provided, including quality of work, compliance to procedures, productivity, safe working practices, and Company rules.
  • Serve as a liaison between shop floor personnel and management.
  • Monitor employee attendance and input into SAP as required.
  • Enforce all safety, security and company policies.
  • Maintain time and production records.
  • Attend, participate in, and lead production and safety meetings.
  • Communicate pertinent and relevant issues to other supervision, engineers, and management.
  • Schedule overtime according to needs.
  • Ensure timely availability of required materials for the operations being performed.
  • Perform performance evaluations as required.
  • Perform monthly risk assessments of your area, identifying vulnerabilities and taking action.
  • Practice visible leadership on the floor, maximize your time spent on the floor providing technical and administrative oversight of work through observations and surveillance.
  • Answer employees questions and resolve problems in a timely manner.

The successful candidate must have a high school diploma or GED and a minimum of three (3) years professional experience in a similar role (CWS preferred). Preference will be given to candidates who have experience in manual and/or automatic GTAW (TIG) welding, a working knowledge of heat treat, NDT, tooling and machining processes applicable to stainless steels and high nickel base alloys, and the ability to interpret welding symbols and technical drawings.

BWXT is committed to upholding its core values. The selected candidate for this position should also have a demonstrated history of:

  • Business Ethics: Inspire others, keep commitments, treat people with respect and uphold organizational values
  • Communication: Efficient and effective information transfer, as well as expression of ideas and thoughts both verbally and electronically
  • Cost Consciousness: Conserve resources, can develop and implement cost-cutting measures and can work within approved budgets
  • Judgement: Able to make sound decisions in a timely manner
  • Managing People: Develop subordinates' skills and abilities; provide adequate direction and feedback
  • Performance Coaching: Define responsibilities and expectations; encourage training and development; recognize contributions; set and communicate goals and objectives
  • Planning and Organization: Integrate change effectively; prioritize and plan activities
  • Problem Solving: Gather and analyze information; identify and resolve problems in a timely manner
  • Safety and Security: Observe procedures; determine proactive measures to avoid risk

Due to our work with the federal government, U. S. citizenship with no dual citizenship is also required.

BWX Technologies, Inc. (BWXT) embraces diversity of thought, values individuality, encourages new perspectives and provides equal opportunity in employment for all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other category protected by federal, state, and/or local law.

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