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 has openings for qualified millwrights at its Mount Vernon, IN facility. Millwrights at this facility can expect to perform the following routine tasks:

  • Understand and comply with all safety, security and plant rules, regulations and practices
  • Promptly report all accidents, injuries, near misses, observed safety violations, and known or suspected safety hazards to management
  • Apply barricades, lock out/tag out, blocks and cribbing, motion restraints, fall protection, and PPE when needed to accomplish a task safely.
  • Report unsafe work assignments to management before starting the assignment.
  • Apply lock out, tag out, try out to any and all energy systems before performing work.
  • Enter and work in confined spaces or act as a confined space attendant.
  • Comply with Job Safety Analysis documents; apply preventive, predictive, and reliability based maintenance techniques to all plant systems.
  • Understand and apply lubrication science and practice to all plant systems and machinery. Understand and apply correct bearing and seal removal and installation procedures.
  • Fabricate simple factory equipment from wood, metal, plastic, or concrete.
  • Troubleshoot and repair mechanical problems occurring on most plant systems.
  • Understand and apply the principles of mechanical balance, vibration control, and axle alignment; understand and apply proper mechanical alignment methods; measure current, voltage, and resistance.
  • Determine if electrical controls are energized or de-energized including foreign power sources.
  • Work on single phase and three phase electrical powered machines and systems.
  • Repair equipment with simple, and obvious electrical defects such as burned out lamps, frayed wires, corroded terminals; determine if electricians are required to assist.
  • Diagnose and repair many mechanical, hydrostatic, hydraulic, and minor electrical malfunctions.
  • Layout and install simple machines and equipment using appropriate lagging, leveling, aligning, and grouting.
  • Perform precision alignment on new and existing machinery; use hydraulic and pneumatic schematics, process flow diagrams, mechanical 3-view drawings, specifications, ladder logic diagrams, assembly instructions, and other forms of written or verbal instructions to accomplish assignments.
  • Understand the concepts of benchmarking, performance testing and evaluation, and requirements for releasing machines for use after repair or maintenance.
  • Perform simple rigging of loads of not more than 1 ton; perform non-critical horizontal fillet welding, copper or silver brazing, soldering, gas flame burning and heating.
  • Safely operate a fully loaded fork lift; safely operate all plant cranes, jibs, and hoists; maintain a neat and orderly work area, including the maintenance shop as well as any area work is being performed. All supplies and tools must be returned to their proper storage location. All waste must be properly disposed of. These items may be completed using one of the various techniques available such as the 5S principles.
  • Understand and follow department administrative procedures for recording maintenance and repair activity.
  • Operate lawn mowers, tractors, tractor-trucks, pallet movers, etc.
  • Must have the ability to wear a cartridge type respirator; operate spray paint equipment.
  • Plan details of working procedure to determine material or replacement needs and select the most logical approach to trouble shooting and repair.
  • Design and construct adaptation or conversions of systems to meet new requirements.
  • Test machine and system functions while performing preventive or reactive maintenance and prior to releasing system for production.
  • Perform carpentry and rigging.
  • Move material and equipment to and from work area using appropriate material moving equipment.
  • Detect and report faulty operations and defective materials; report print errors and/or errors in written and verbal instructions; provide maintenance data, fault codes, diagnosis, time to repair, parts used, and other significant recordable maintenance history as required by management or craft leads.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

The desired candidates must have a high school diploma or equivalent along with a two-year technical school certificate or equivalent training and 1-5 years experience in a comparable manufacturing environment (significant, directly-related work experience or military training can substitute for trade school training). Candidates must pass all prescribed proficiency testing and should be proficient in several industrial trades, such as plumbing, pipe fitting, mechanics, welding, carpentry, masonry, machining and mobile equipment maintenance. Additionally, he or she must be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of basic industrial electricity and power control
  • Read mechanical blueprints, understand tolerances and dimensioning call outs
  • Read electrical schematics, P&ID; diagrams, block diagrams, and ladder logic diagrams
  • Operate computer keyboards and/or stylus and/or bar code readers for data entry, attendance, and job order releases.

Please note that this is a very strenuous occupation, and the nature of the work requires the Millwright to routinely lift 40lbs, pull and push heavy loads, use ladders to climb to areas over 100ft above the floor, qualify for using a cartridge type respirator, wear fall protection harnesses, enter confined spaces, and work on building roofs and over water. 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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