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Bechtel Plant Machinery Overview

Monroeville, PA
501 to 1000 employees
1956
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Aerospace & Defense
Less than $1 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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  • BPMI is hiring nondestructive test (NDT) engineers! A bachelor's degree in engineering is required; familiarity with nondestructive test methods and experience in ultrasonic testing are desirable. Learn more about this position and apply today. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQ6r2

  • Do you have a bachelor's degree in Materials Science, Metallurgical, or Welding Engineering? Consider a career with BPMI. Learn more about this materials/metallurgical engineering opportunity and apply today. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQfbA

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Bechtel Plant Machinery – Why Work For 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 people 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 50 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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    Pros

    The culture! BPMI is a positive teaming environment, where you're working together for a common goal. As a defense contractor for the US Navy, there's a high level of pride working for BPMI because we're supporting our military. If you've never worked anywhere else, you may not understand how good the culture truly is. I've worked at 4 places prior, and BPMI's culture is so much better.

    Cons

    The security clearance process does take a while, and you're not allowed to bring your personal cell phone into the building. Some groups have busy seasons based on the cyclical events throughout the year, so there are peaks and valleys of workload.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to adapt towards the diverse wants and needs of the new generations entering the workforce (Jeans Fridays, flex-time, Keurigs in the kitchenettes, awards & recognition programs).

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    I was notified by their HR department that even though I am 3 years out of school I was required to send them an official college transcript ($10) that they did not reimburse for. Extremely odd and unprofessional to make people pay to apply to a job before even being considered. I pulled out of he process as it made he company seem very sketchy.

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