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Satellite Machinist

Date: Aug 11, 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



  • Performs various machining operations using Satellite Machining Equipment.
  • Performs finish machining functions by sawing, drilling, tapping, boring, counter boring, spot facing and portable milling.
  • Operates a variety of grinding machines and set ups.
  • Operates and programs CNC grinding machine to perform any grinding or checking operation equipment is capable of. 
  • Works from set up sheets, prints, manuscripts tapes, CNC memory bank, M.D.I, written and verbal instructions.
  • Develops own programs and stores same on manuscripts and network directories. 
  •  Responsible for accurate assembly and identification of all present components in tool packages. 
  • Hooks up components/fixtures and assists crane operator. 
  • Assemble/dissembles components, tools and fixtures. 
  • Makes in-process changes on own or under supervision of programmer and/or immediate supervisor. 


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 work to ±.001" tolerance and microfinish 16 when necessary. 
  • Must be able to edit or modify programs as necessary.  Must be able to write minor programs. 
  • Must be able to recognize potential problem as the machine is running and compensate to avoid collisions. 
  • 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.


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.


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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