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CNC (VMC/VBM/Lathe Operator) Machinist

Date: Jul 30, 2021

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 6,400 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 applicants to fill the role of VMC/VBM/Lathe Operator at our facility in Barberton, Ohio.  



Sets up and operates CNC vertical machining center with vertical and horizontal capabilities, CNC vertical boring mill and CNC operated lathe.  Utilize CNC controls to operate or maintain machines, right angle heads, CN facing heads, inspection probe, grinding/tools attachments, tool setter and all types of fixtures.  Operate a variety of hand tools including precision measuring equipment, grinding/cleaning equipment, radio and floor operated cranes and any other tools for fulfillment of job duties.  Keep work area and machines clean and orderly.  Must pass tests such as but not limited to fork truck and crane operator.


Minimum Qualifications

A high school diploma or GED is required, along with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in machining large components on either CNC VMCs or CNC VBMs. Additionally, the selected candidate must be a U.S. citizen with no dual citizenship and must be open to working any shift. Additional qualifications include:


  • Ability to perform set-ups
  • Understanding of drawings and specifications
  • Use of precision measuring equipment
  • Knowledgeable of all machine functions as well as G & M coded commands (prefer familiarization with Siemens or Fanuc controls)
  • Prefer journeyman machinist or equivalent 
  • Completion of skills assessment and mechanical aptitude test prior to consideration


Physical Demands

While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required communicate verbally and with written information; to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to walk. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and use ladders inside and outside of parts being machined. The employee is occasionally required to lift and move up to 50 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


Please note: This is a SECOND SHIFT position.  The hourly rate for this role is $31.111 per hour and is complemented by a generous benefits package.



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, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


Nearest Major Market: Akron
Nearest Secondary Market: Cleveland

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