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Machine Finisher

Date: Sep 9, 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 currently have multiple openings for Machine Finishers at our growing site in Barberton, Ohio!


A Day in the Life
Our Machine Finishers will perform operations such as grinding, buffing, polishing, honing, and etching to machine, finish, and assemble parts and assemblies using drawings, sketches, and manufacturing plans.


Specific duties may include:


  • Working from verbal and written instructions such as prints, process sheets, and sketches
  • Performing finish machining functions by sawing, drilling, tapping, boring, counter-boring, spot facing, and portable milling
  • Grinding, scraping, and lapping to remove burrs, contour blend, and polish
  • Convolutes and involutes threads
  • Hand working to a tolerance of ±0.003 and a 63 microfinish and machining to a tolerance of ±0.003.
  • Identification of parts relative to the flow of own work
  • Hooking up components/fixtures and assisting crane operator
  • Operation of pendant and jib cranes
  • Installing and torques lifting equipment/fixtures to components
  • Assembling and disassembling components, tools, and fixtures
  • Operating steam cleaning equipment as required on any and all types of products
  • Cleaning and painting components, tools, and fixtures
  • Flushing and cleaning of components
  • Masking and sealing components, establishing a clean area
  • Grinding duties include, but are not limited to: deburring of machine surfaces, completing machined characteristics, removing weld defects, etching as required to perform own duties, removing temporary attachments, finish grinding of welds, and surface preparation for NDE, inspection, or painting
  • Assisting machine operator in setting up and/or assisting as required during machine operations
  • Assisting in loading and tying down components, fixtures, tools, etc. on trucks, trailers, and rail cars
  • Shipping equipment, product, and material as required
  • Working above and below floor level


In order to thrive in this role, applicants must possess the knowledge and skills to safely and effectively perform the required duties.  This includes:


  • A high school equivalency with at least one year of relevant work experience
  • Ability to work ANY shift
  • U.S. citizenship with no dual citizenship
  • Skills necessary to safely operate fork trucks, electrical trucks, hand trucks, and pallet movers to transport materials as required
  • Skills necessary for the completion of production records and other paperwork, as required
  • The ability to successfully complete all pre-employment processes, which include a thorough background check, employment verification, reference checks, drug screen, and pre-employment physical examination
  • The ability, upon hire, to pass all required written exams during the qualification period


Compensation and Benefits
BWXT values its employees and recognizes the significant role they play in the company’s overall success.  We are proud to offer competitive wages and generous benefits that include:


  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Life Insurance
  • Retirement Plan
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • On-site clinic
  • Cafeteria
  • Paid Time Off
  • Holiday Pay
  • Overtime
  • Annual Pay Increases


Pay for this position is $31.800 per hour.


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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