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Weld Cladding Machine Operator

Date: Nov 13, 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


Our growing facility in Barberton, Ohio is seeking qualified applicants to fill weld cladding machine operator positions on our second and third shifts!  Successful candidates will operate submerged arc welding and cladding machines, including satellite nozzle welding equipment, to produce quality welds. 


The selected individual(s) must be able to identify and perform basic layouts to determine clad limits and will be responsible for using proper wire and flux for the job.  Additionally, successful applicants will be able to inspect welds, removing slag and performing necessary chipping and grinding operations to remove defects, as required.  Successful applicants will also be able to attach preheat torches inside and outside, maintain proper preheat temperatures, and make machine adjustments as the job dictates (to include wire straightener and/or electrode tip).


Required Skills/Qualifications
In order to thrive in this role, candidates must possess the skills necessary to safely and effectively perform required tasks.  This includes, at a minimum, a high school diploma or GED, with a minimum of two (2) years’ welding experience.  A combination of welding experience and formal education may be considered.  Additionally, successful candidates must:


  • Satisfactorily complete a pre-employment weld screen
  • Demonstrate ability to read and understand blueprints
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of preheat procedures
  • Be a citizen of the United States with no dual citizenship
  • Be willing to work any shift
  • Complete all pre-employment processes, to include a pre-employment physical, drug screen, background and reference checks


The hourly rate for this position is up to $30.312 and is complimented by a very generous benefit package.


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 safety protocols, including, but not limited to, any applicable COVID-19 vaccination and/or testing requirements.  In accordance with current and anticipated federal contractor COVID-19 vaccination requirements, BWXT has implemented a policy that all U.S. employees, including new hires, will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 8, 2021 for those under a current federal contract mandate, and January 3, 2022 for all others.  This means that any existing BWXT employees and new hires, whether working at a customer site, working remotely, or working in a BWXT facility, will be required to adhere to applicable COVID-19 requirements and will be required to show proof of vaccination as a condition of employment.  Requests for a reasonable accommodation will be reviewed and assessed pursuant to applicable law and Company policy.  Please speak with your BWXT Talent Acquisition Representative to determine which deadline will apply to the work location assigned to the job you are seeking and whether you can satisfy this 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.


Nearest Major Market: Akron
Nearest Secondary Market: Cleveland

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