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CNC Lathe Operator

Date: Apr 7, 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 qualified applicants to fill the role of CNC Lathe Operator at our facility in Barberton, Ohio.  The Lathe Operator will set up and operate manual and CNC-controlled lathes to produce a wide variety of properly machined nuclear, fossil, and specialty products.


Summary of Responsibilities

  • Perform any and all operations such as turning, boring, facing, threading, drilling, reaming, tapping, etc.  May be required to run two machines simultaneously.
  • Establishes zero reference point manually or automatically and dials manual data into control console; reviews NC program and verifies accuracy.
  • Makes in-process compensation and works to .000” tolerance.
  • Edits program as necessary.
  • Changes machine over for either bar feed or chuck operation.
  • Flushes servo oil system as required and checks way oil gauge.
  • Reports machine malfunctions and NC program inconsistencies to responsible authorities.
  • Maintains necessary records in accordance with customer and code requirements.


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 a citizen of the United States with no dual citizenship
  • Must be able to read, understand and use NC program manuscripts, set up sheets, prints, and both written and verbal instructions.
  • Must be able to demonstrate ability to use chucks, collets, jigs, fixtures, all types of tool-holding devices, and light hand tools necessary for completion of job duties.
  • Must be able to operate a pendant controlled overhead crane, jib crane, and electric pallet jack
  • 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.
  • Must be able to successfully complete all pre-employment processes, to include a thorough background check, drug screen, and pre-employment physical examination


Please note: This is a THIRD SHIFT position that pays up to $30.267 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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