Weld Cladding Machine Operator

Date: Dec 8, 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 7,500 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 www.bwxt.com.


Weld Cladding Machine Operator  -  BWX Technologies, Inc.  -  Barberton, OH


Our growing facility in Barberton, Ohio is seeking qualified applicants to fill Weld Cladding Machine Operator positions!  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
  • Must be open and available to working ALL shifts
  • Complete all pre-employment processes, to include a pre-employment physical, drug screen, background and reference checks


“2024” opportunity! Start date would not be prior to 1/1/2024.


The hourly rate for this position is up to $34.046 and is complimented by a very generous benefit package.  Upon an offer, a relocation package is available for eligible candidates.


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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