Broaching Operator

Date: Feb 11, 2024

Location: Barberton, OH, US

Company: BWX Technologies

At BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: BWXT), we are People Strong, Innovation Driven. Headquartered in Lynchburg, Va., BWXT provides safe and effective nuclear solutions for national security, clean energy, environmental remediation, nuclear medicine and space exploration. With approximately 7,500 employees, BWXT has 12 major operating sites in the U.S. and Canada. We are the sole manufacturer of naval nuclear reactors for U.S. submarines and aircraft carriers. Our company supplies precision manufactured components, services and fuel for the commercial nuclear power industry across four continents. Our joint ventures provide environmental remediation and nuclear operations management at more than a dozen U.S. Department of Energy and NASA facilities. BWXT’s technology is driving advances in medical radioisotope production in North America and microreactors for various defense and space applications. Follow us on Twitter at @BWXTech and learn more at

We are currently seeking qualified candidates to fill the role of Broaching Operator at our facility in Barberton, Ohio.  The Broaching Operator will operate the broaching machine to broach tube supports, tube sheets, strainer plates and similar products of ferritic and austenitic materials.


Summary of Responsibilities:

  • Set up work station and operate broaching machine to broach external surfaces of metal work pieces.
  • Align machine with work pieces, insert broaching tools and activate machine pulling tools through components broaching openings to specifications/requirements.
  • Perform in-process inspection on work to determine quality standards are met and detects machine out-of-tolerance conditions; escalates out-of-tolerance conditions to the team lead and assists with corrections.
  • Change worn broach tooling, clean machine, and perform setup on new broach tooling.
  • Clean machine work area, components, and pit.
  • Deburrs and grinds as required.
  • Operate crane and assist with crane moves.


Minimum Qualifications:

To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each job duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.


  • Must have a high school diploma or GED
  • A minimum of two (2) years’ machining experience, preferably in a medium-to-heavy manufacturing environment, is preferred
  • Must be open and available to working all shifts
  • Must be able to read and understand prints, process sheets, written and verbal instructions.
  • Must demonstrate ability to use and set up measuring instruments, such as fixed gauges, calipers, and micrometers.
  • Must ensure compliance with environmental health and safety policies.
  • Must be able to keep detailed records.
  • Must be willing to learn and be assisted by other operators on proper operational procedures.
  • Must be willing and able to perform housekeeping and other job related duties as assigned.
  • Must demonstrate above skills by passing written and practical tests.
  • Due to our work with the federal government, U.S. citizenship with no dual citizenship is required.


Physical Demands:

The characteristics listed below are representative of the physical demands required by an individual to successfully perform the essential duties of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.


  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is constantly required to stand; will frequently use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and will frequently lift, push/pull, bend, and carry. The employee is frequently required to walk. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and turn or twist. The employee is regularly required to lift and/or move up to 50lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


PLEASE NOTE:  Pay for this position is up to $32.101 per hour and is complimented by a generous benefits package. Upon an offer, a relocation package is available for eligible candidates.

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As a federal government contractor, BWX Technologies, Inc. and any subsidiaries, affiliates and related entities (“BWXT” or the “Company”) complies with all federal, state, and local laws and customer requirements regarding COVID-19 and other health and safety protocols.  As such, all BWXT new hires will be required to adhere to applicable Company COVID-19 requirements within the workplace as a condition of employment.


Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. Position requires U.S. Citizenship (with no dual citizenship) and ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy (DOE) security clearance which involves an extensive criminal and financial background investigation and previous employment reference verifications.


BWXT supports diversity and is committed to the concept of Equal Employment Opportunity. We have established procedures to ensure that all personnel actions such as recruitment, compensation, career development, benefits, company-sponsored training and social recreational programs are administered without regard to race, color religion, gender, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or veteran status.

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