Principal Manufacturing Engineer

Requisition Number:  16542
Company:  Westinghouse Electric Co

Blairsville, PA, US, 15717

Are you interested in being part of an innovative team that supports Westinghouse’s mission to provide clean energy solutions? At Westinghouse, we recognize that our employees are our most valuable asset and we seek to identify, attract and recruit the most qualified talent while recognizing and encouraging the value of diversity in the global workplace.


Energize your career with Westinghouse Electric Company!  Our commitment to safe, clean nuclear energy is second to none.  If you are interested in being a part of a company that values exceeding customer expectations and providing future generations around the globe with emission-free energy, we want to hear from you.


Our Nuclear Fuels business line is seeking a Principal Manufacturing Engineer for its Specialty Metals Plant (SMP) located in Blairsville, Pennsylvania. The employees of SMP manufacture zirconium-alloy tubing products used in nuclear fuel assemblies for Westinghouse Nuclear Fuel, our licensees, and other customers worldwide. At our facility, we use state-of-the-art manufacturing and inspection systems to meet the exacting standards and demanding tolerances required by our customers.


In this position, a Principal Manufacturing Engineer can expect to be responsible for the following:


  • Perform complex engineering design and analyses in the commercial nuclear industry and provide technical leadership/project management in design, development, training, performance, and delivery of technical products and services for product development projects that require integration of team efforts across multifunctional groups.
    • Provide periodic updates to all appropriate internal and external personnel.
    • Develop and deliver presentations to communicate statuses, problem resolutions, recommendations, or promote business-related products.
    • Evaluate manpower, equipment, systems needed to accomplish objectives. 
    • Specification of new processes and designs, as well as, development, installation, and qualification of new equipment.
    • Develop, debug, and qualify new processes/techniques for manufacturing operations.
    • Develop new and improved procedures, processes and methods for implementing product manufacturing into current plant operations.
    • Define quality levels, failure causes, analyze drawings, specifications and other documents to determine quality requirements.
  • Monitor and correct quality problems associated with manufacturing processes.
  • Analyze designs and implement improvements to facilitate manufacturing at lowest cost consistent with results desired. Develop alternate solutions enabling less expensive operations.
  • Suggest sources of manufacture and develop new sources in coordination with Purchasing.
  • Apply modern engineering science (such as lean manufacturing concepts, six-sigma methodology, and statistical process analysis) theories to continuously improve efficiency of manufacturing processes.
  • Analyze and recommend utilization of technological innovations in machinery and manufacturing techniques to solve complex manufacturing problems.


The successful candidate for this position will possess the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering is required. Mechanical Engineering is preferred.
  • 5 years of applicable manufacturing experience required.
  • Familiar with material properties associated with metal working operations is preferred.
  • Experience with NDE ultrasonic or eddy current technology is a plus.

Why Westinghouse?

Westinghouse Electric Company is the global nuclear energy industry’s first choice for safe, clean, and efficient energy solutions. We enable our delivery of this vision by living our value system:

  • Safety and Quality
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Customer Focus and Innovation
  • Speed and Passion to Win
  • Teamwork and Accountability

Westinghouse offers competitive benefits to all our employees around the globe to keep them healthy and enhance their well-being.  In the U.S. the following are representative of what we offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Comprehensive Health, Wellness and Income Protection Benefits
  • 401(k) Savings Plan with Company Match
  • Paid Vacations and Holidays
  • Opportunities for Flexible Work Arrangements
  • Educational Reimbursement Program
  • Employee Referral Program

While our Global Headquarters are located in Cranberry Township, PA, we have over 9,000 employees working at locations in 19 different countries. You can learn more by visiting

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