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Machinist / Fabrication Tech

Date: May 26, 2023

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 6,650 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




Test Facility Technician  -  BWX Technologies, Inc.  -  Barberton, OH


The job duties include a multitude of tasks, as workload demands shift.  General work includes fabrication/machining of test hardware and test setups, Installation of instrumentation, operating flow tests (controlling pumps, valves, and heaters), fabrication/machining of tooling/fixtures to support large fabrication, maintenance of the facility and test loops.


CNC and Manual Machining


  • Create, edit, and verify programs for CNC mills and lathes
  • Setup and operate Manual and CNC Mills and Lathes
  • Use drawings and measuring devices (Micrometers, Calipers, Etc.) to inspect parts
  • Order consumables and identify and order tools




  • Manual welding of carbon steel, inconel, and stainless steel
  • General use of shears, saws, grinders, and torches
  • Perform rigging and lifting of complex components weighing up to 10 tons
  • Setup and fixturing of the weldment
  • Use drawings and measuring devices (Tape Measures, Micrometers, Calipers, Etc.) to inspect parts




  • Fabricate and install test hardware and take as-build measurements from drawings
  • Build test loops from basic Piping and Instrumentation Diagram (P&ID) and Engineering instruction
  • Install and wire instrumentation; perform continuity checks on the wiring and checks using the data acquisition system and LabView
  • Operate Test Loops to achieve desired test points while documenting all activities in a log book


Facility/Test Loop Maintenance


  • Perform preventative maintenance on the shop equipment (Mills, Lathes, Bandsaws, Welders, etc.)
  • Perform checks and maintain the test loops (Pumps as large as 1750 HP, Bearings, Oil, Seals, etc.)
  • Perform preventative maintenance on other general facility items and work with contractors where necessary




  • Quote or assist with quoting tooling and or testing jobs (hours and material)
  • Fill out purchase requests and work with the purchasing department to purchase the required material




  • Expeirence with manual and CNC machining, manual welding, within a test laboratory environment, and/or maintenance of CNC machines, welders, and pump. (Candidates with experience in 1 of the 4 skills listed will be considered.) 
  • Familiar with basic PC use, including Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel. 
  • ASME welding certification is a plus, but not required.







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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