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Bechtel Plant Machinery Overview

Monroeville, PA
1001 to 5000 employees
1956
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Aerospace & Defense
$1 to $5 million (USD) per year
Bechtel Plant Machinery, Inc. (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 ... Read more

Mission: BPMI supports our nation's fleet and sailors by providing exceptional design, procurement, and technical services. We work with our many partners to deliver and maintain safe, reliable, cost-effective products to ensure the long-term viability of Naval Nuclear ... Read more

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Bechtel Plant Machinery – Why Work With Us?


 

Bechtel Plant Machinery, Inc. (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.

BPMI also supports the operating fleet by providing upgraded and replacement components during refueling and overhauls, as well as delivering information technology solutions to improve efficiency and effectiveness.

The nuclear components developed and procured by our team of talented engineers and support professionals have been used to power huge aircraft carriers and submarines of all types and sizes. Teamwork, cooperation, and the pursuit of excellence have been the driving forces behind the growth and success of BPMI. For more than 60 years, we have been at the forefront of technological and operational innovation.

Our Customer - The Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program (NNPP)

Since 1956, at the direct request of the Navy's Admiral Hyman G. Rickover, our employees have successfully supported our nation's fleet and sailors in various aspects of the design, development, and continuing support of Naval Nuclear Propulsion (NNPP) equipment—a vital part of our nation's defense. We work with our many partners to deliver and maintain safe, reliable, and cost-effective products that ensure the long-term viability of the NNPP.

BPMI Mission

BPMI supports our nation's fleet and sailors by providing exceptional design, procurement, and technical services. We work with our many partners to deliver and maintain safe, reliable, cost-effective products to ensure the long-term viability of Naval Nuclear Propulsion, a vital part of our national defense.

BPMI Vision

To be an indispensable partner in advancing our nation's superiority in Naval Nuclear Propulsion.

BPMI Values

Respect... People are our most important asset

  • Trust in the character of the individual; treat everyone with respect and dignity
  • Recognize the importance of attractive benefits and a high-quality and safe work environment
  • Recognize the importance of personal life
  • Understand the importance of each person's contributions
  • Recognize achievement and celebrate success
  • Assign responsibility and accept ownership to foster personal satisfaction
  • Embrace diversity
  • Support our communities

Integrity... Act according to our values

  • Communicate honestly, openly, and completely
  • Support our colleagues both directly and indirectly
  • Act in the best interest of each other and the Program
  • Conduct business in an ethical manner

Excellence... Performance to the highest standards

  • Apply the highest level of skill, knowledge, and experience
  • Approach all tasks objectively with rigorous attention to detail
  • Seek and fully consider differing opinions
  • Encourage innovative ideas and independent thought

Commitment... Dedication to BPMI Mission and Vision

  • Satisfy the quality, timeliness, and affordability needs of all customers
  • Demonstrate individual ownership and personal accountability
  • Understand customer and supplier concerns and establish common objectives
  • Anticipate needs; be proactive
  • Add value to everything we do; deliver more than expected

Teamwork... Work as a team to achieve greater potential

  • Ask for, give, and accept help freely across the organization and the Program
  • Maintain a positive, professional, and supportive attitude in all we do
  • Recognize the individual contributions that create team success

Growth & Development... Make ourselves better tomorrow than today

  • Learn from every success and every failure
  • Mentor and provide development opportunities for all individuals
  • Be responsible for your own development
  • Pursue challenging opportunities and assignments
  • Promote improvement in the organization

With almost 1,000 employees, BPMI has a vibrant culture. Throughout the year, the company hosts a variety of activities for employees and their families — picnics at local amusement parks, skiing, sporting events, and barbeques are just a few of the events organized by the Interest and Events Council. BPMI employees also believe in giving back to the community by volunteering time and offering donations to local organizations.

The Interest and Events Council hosts a variety of activities for employees and their families to enjoy year-round. Some of these activities include:

  • Company picnic
  • After-hours employee socials and events
  • Various outings for employees and their families
  • Discounts on area activities/events (amusement parks, ski and golf memberships, etc.)
  • Sporting events and leagues

Community Involvement

BPMI is a good neighbor to the surrounding community through various initiatives sponsored by our Community Affairs Committee. Here's a look at just some of the organizations we support:

  • American Cancer Society
  • American Red Cross
  • Central Blood Bank
  • Salvation Army
  • Susan G. Komen Foundation
  • United Way
  • Local food drives
  • Employee and company contributions to various charitable and community groups

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Bechtel Plant Machinery Reviews

  • "Good, stable job"

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    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Monroeville, PA
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Monroeville, PA
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    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Bechtel Plant Machinery full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Meaningful work, supporting our nation's sailors
    - Great people
    - Stable job
    - Workplace culture/environment continues to improve
    - Good work-life balance (you have to leave work at work)

    Cons

    - Security requirements can be cumbersome (faxes / paper vs. electronic communication with some suppliers; no laptops or personal cell phones)
    - Clearance process and required training makes hiring and on-boarding drawn out

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Bechtel Plant Machinery Interviews

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    Mechanical Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Monroeville, PA
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    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Bechtel Plant Machinery (Monroeville, PA) in March 2019.

    Interview

    After the WVU Career Fair, BPMI reached out for a phone call to learn more about myself and to answer a few questions. After a week or so I then scheduled for an onsite interview with BPMI. They compensate the interviewee for travel expenses post interview, so keep track of expenses and miles traveled! The interview itself takes place within the main building, but not past the interior security screening entrance within the building. There is a conference room attached to the lobby within which the process took place.

    Interview Questions

    • What interested you about the position?   Answer Question
    • What did you do in a situation where you and your coworkers disagreed about a design, or decision on a project?   Answer Question
    • What are your strengths?   Answer Question
    • What is your greatest weakness?   Answer Question
    • Describe a situation where you made a mistake and how you handled the problem.   Answer Question
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Bechtel Plant Machinery Awards & Accolades

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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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