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BAE Systems

Process Engineer (Entry Level)



Full Time

On Site


Radford, Virginia, United States

Job Description

As a member of the Radford production team, the Process Engineer will be responsible for supporting our manufacturing operations at the Radford Army Ammunition Plant.

The Process Engineer will be responsible for evaluating current processes and configuring manufacturing systems to reduce cost, improve sustainability, and develop best practices within the production process. Excellent communication and organizational skills will be required to provide real-time floor support, guidance, and direction to operations personnel.

As a Process Engineer, you will work closely with other Process Engineers on key projects and initiatives. You will spend more than half your day on the production line, troubleshooting equipment and leading root cause investigations. As the subject matter expert on the production line, you will occasionally get after-hour calls and have to come into the plant to solve issues.

At BAE Systems, we believe in work-life balance, and this position works a 9/80 schedule with every other Friday off.

Manufacturing support will include:

  • Provide process engineering support to the Manufacturing Department

  • Assist in developing new and redline existing Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams

  • Provide technical support to meet schedules in accordance with quality standards, safety requirements, and regulatory standards

  • Facilitate and/or support improvement projects, maintenance projects, and aid in process troubleshooting

  • Provide technical assistance and troubleshooting with process control systems

  • Provide on call Technical support

  • Author, maintain and update necessary procedures & assist with training when applicable

  • Assist in developing cost estimates for new/existing products and projects

  • Collaborate and function in a team based environment

  • Assist in developing Process Flow Diagrams and Heat & Material Balances

  • Interact with customers and suppliers

  • Lead/support Process Hazard Analysis for new and existing processes

  • Support Environmental Risk Management Plan

  • Interact and support modernization projects

  • Develop new and redline existing Process Narratives

  • Develop and implement quality, safety, and process improvements

Required Education, Experience, & Skills
  • Typically a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or Process Engineering.

  • Root cause investigation experience.

  • Ability to be on-call.

  • The successful candidate should exhibit sound judgment, initiative and self-motivation, and be able to complete tasks with minimal supervision.

  • Solid communication, teamwork and integration skills will be required to work effectively across functions at multiple levels.

  • The ability to manage time effectively while dealing with a variety of issues in a dynamic environment will be key to the success of this individual.

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
  • Manufacturing experience working in chemical process.

  • Experience with energetics manufacturing.

About BAE Systems Platforms & Services BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it’s what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts – defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team—making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you’ll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference.

The Platforms & Services (P&S) sector under BAE Systems, Inc does the big stuff: the armored combat vehicles, naval guns, missile launchers, and naval ship repair…just to name a few. Our employees take pride in the work they do and why they do it. They are on the front lines every day, building our products to protect the lives of those who serve. We may be biased, but we think P&S does some of the coolest work around, and we think you will too.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:
At BAE Systems, we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where employees are valued and feel like they belong. We are conscious of the need for all employees to see themselves reflected at every level of the company and know that in order to unlock the full potential of our workforce, everyone must feel confident being their best, most sincere self and be equipped to thrive. We provide impactful professional development experiences to our employees and invest in social impact partnerships to uplift communities and drive purposeful change. Here you will find significant opportunities to do meaningful work in an environment intentionally designed to be one where you will learn, grow and belong.