Job Details

Plant Specialist/Engineer

Location: Houston, TX

Bechtel Plant Machinery, Inc. (BPMI) is seeking a plant specialist/engineer.


  • Perform vibration data collection, data analysis, software modeling and programming, and engineering evaluations for Flow Control Equipment and other assigned tasks supporting the Fleet Pump Support Unit.
  • Perform routine and emergent data collection onboard submarines and aircraft carriers to support fleet needs and machinery health assessments.
  • Evaluate machinery health and condition of Reactor Coolant Pumps and other rotating equipment, through detailed analysis of vibration data.
  • Develop software modelling and programs to maintain and expand vibration data analysis library to improve ability to process data.
  • Perform troubleshooting of equipment and instrumentation related to data collection systems.
  • Develop, procure, and maintain equipment to support testing and data collection, including ownership of information technology program requirements.
  • Interface with key stakeholders including government personnel, Squadron, Ships Force, and Shipyard to effectively plan and execute data collection trips.


  • B.S. or M.S. degree in Engineering from an accredited college or university.
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 is preferred.
  • Minimum of two years experience.
  • Travel (10-25%) to support fleet data collection.
  • Experience interfacing with internal teams and external vendors or suppliers.
  • Experience or interest in computer programming and simulation software (e.g., MATLAB, LabVIEW).
  • Experience with logistics, technical manuals, shipping, and funding.
  • Knowledge of vibration data and analysis techniques.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen due to government security clearance requirements. In order to work at BPMI, applicants must complete a Federal background investigation and be granted a security clearance.

BPMI is a prime contractor for the United States Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program (NNPP). We are a project engineering organization responsible for providing design, manufacturing, and procurement management for the fabrication, testing, delivery, installation, and field support of high quality nuclear power plant components for installation in submarines and aircraft carriers.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Competitive Health Care, Dental, and Vision
  • Defined Contribution Retirement Plans
    • 401(k) Plan with company match
    • Capital Accumulation Plan (CAP) with company contribution
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • 9/80 work schedule option
  • Competitive Vacation and Holidays
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Continuing Education and Training

Equal Opportunity Employer: minority/female/disabled/veteran