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CNC VBM Operator

Date: Sep 10, 2022

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 large machining center positions at our facility in Barberton, Ohio.  Successful applicants will be able to set up and operate large, CNC Vertical Boring Machines (Vertical Lathes) , as well as any associated auxiliary equipment. Machining operations will include boring, facing, turning, grooving, contouring, taper turning, taper boring, grinding, and other operations to produce quality product in accordance with established procedures.  Makes in-process changes to programs and edits/writes programs, as necessary, under the supervision of a programmer and/or immediate supervisor.



  • Performs multi-axis machining operations with high precision.  Operates equipment while utilizing right angle heads, facing heads, inspection probes,  jib cranes, tool attachments, all types of fixtures, any and all set-up equipment, tool setters, tool holders, precision measuring instruments, power tools and any hand tools necessary for the fulfillment of job duties.
  • Works with programmer to develop and test run programs.  Proof reads programs and notifies supervisor/programmer of potential problems. 
  • Positions and secures work piece and fixtures on table.
  • Obtains drawings and tools from the crib and verifies the tools are correct for the application and matches the tools called for in the program(s).  
  • Assembles tooling as required.
  • Uses higher math and engineering theories to work with tooling engineers to devise optimum tooling design and practices.
  • Directs and assists crane operator with the rigging and moving of parts to load and unload machine.
  • Performs final inspection of features using both the inspection probe and precision measuring equipment.
  • Cleans and deburrs job as necessary. Attaches seals and protective covers as required.
  • Performs minor maintenance on machine, attachments, and tooling as required.
  • Keeps equipment and work area clean and orderly. 
  • Verifies identity and physical characteristics of materials as required. 
  • Maintains necessary records and completes process documentation and any other production records as required.  Identifies equipment and product as required.


Minimum Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED equivalency required.
  • A minimum of two (2) years’ relevant experience performing precision machining functions on large machines is desired. Journeyman level machinist designation or equivalent is preferred.
  • Must be willing to work any shift.
  • Must be proficient with CNC controls, including G and M coded commands.
  • Must be able to edit or modify programs as necessary.  Must be able to write minor programs. 
  • Must have a working knowledge of feeds and speeds for all types of material.  
  • Must be able to work to ±.001" tolerance and microfinish 16 when necessary. 
  • Must demonstrate ability to read and interpret geometric tolerancing per ANSI Y14.5
  • Ability to demonstrate use of various measuring instruments, including dial bore gages, indicator snap gages, verniers, .0001 micrometers, and other specialty gaging equipment
  • Possess skills necessary to maintain accurate documentation and the ability to follow complicated procedures and document accordingly.
  • Must pass all pre-employment processes, to include skills assessments and mechanical comprehension testing, background check, drug screen, and physical examination.


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.  This position pays up to $34.132 per hour and is complimented 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.


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