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CNC Machinist

Date: Mar 11, 2023

Location: Euclid, 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

CNC Machinist

Sets up, operates and inspects multiple conversational and CNC Mill machining centers for cutting, drilling, milling, tapping, reaming, boring, and deburring of alloy and non-alloy work pieces.


What we offer:

  • Payrate: $35.70/hour
  • Shift Premiums: 2nd shift = $0.90, 3rd shift = $0.80
  • Unionized facility with 180-day probationary period
  • Day 1 Medical & Dental benefits, Vision offered after 180-day of employment
  • 401k Company Match
  • Time Off:
    • Five (5) unpaid sick days offered date of hire
    • Two (2) paid sick days offered after 180-day of employment
    • Two (2) weeks’ paid vacation offered after eight months of employment (prorated)
    • Eleven (11) paid holidays after 90 days of employment
  • Active employee life insurance with supplemental opportunities
  • Safety glasses and boot reimbursements offered



  • Setup and operate multiple machines and machining centers. 
  • Read, interpret, and follow complex blueprints, operating sheets and procedures, sketches, and related technical data to determine tooling requirements, setup procedures, control settings, and machining method and sequence. 
  • Mount, align, position, and secure tooling, attachments, and work piece on machine. 
  • Enter commands to input, output, or retrieve preprogrammed instructions from database.
  • Calculate, set, and operate machine controls to positon spindle in relationship to work piece and to regulate factors such as cutting depth, speed, feed, and coolant flow. 
  • Input either through automatic download of manually, all SPC and measurement related information as defined by the engineering community to establish and maintain process controls.
  • Operate machine and monitor displays and machine operation to detect machine or machining malfunctions or deviations.
  • Monitor machines and machining operations to stop and change cutting tools and setup according to required machining sequence or to measure parts for conformance to blueprint specifications. 
  • Enter commands or manually adjust machine controls to correct malfunctions or out-of-tolerance machining. 
  • Operate machine manually to perform non automated functions and when automatic programming is faulty or machine malfunctions. 
  • Use a variety of precision inspection equipment to verify all applicable features using appropriate inspection methods. 
  • Maintain logs or records and discuss control media errors with Supervisor and Engineering/Programming personnel to resolve problems. 
  • Perform daily machine maintenance and housekeeping duties such as but not limited to maintain and adjust oil and coolant levels, monitor and adjust coolant concentration, clean machines, tooling parts, and surrounding work areas.
  • Operate pendant crane and properly rig parts ranging from 5-1000lbs. 
  • Operate motorized and manual pallet jacks as well as box dolly when necessary. 
  • Assist and train other operators on proper operational procedures.
  • Wear all appropriate PPE and abide by all safety rules and regulations as designated by the local EH&S department. 


Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalency.
  • Two (2) years of set-up and operation of CNC milling or Mill/Turn Centers. 
  • Basic computer knowledge and ability to use computer-related equipment. 
  • Demonstrate CNC control abilities, including editing speeds, feeds, tool offsets, and fixture offsets.
  • Demonstrate above average CNC milling abilities on a practice piece, if requested.
  • Experience reading and interpreting complex blueprints.
  • Experience interpreting geometric tolerancing per ANSI Y14.5.
  • Demonstrated use of measuring instruments including dial bore gages, indicator snap gages, air gages, radius gages, Vernier's, and .0001 micrometers.
  • Possess skills necessary to follow complicated procedures and maintain accurate documentation accordingly.
  • Ability to work in a diverse team environment with both hourly and salary employees and communicate effectively. 


Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required 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, talk, and hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. The employee is occasionally required to lift and move up to 25lbs.


Work Environment:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularily exposed to moving mechanical parts, toxic or caustic chemicals, and fumes or airborne particles. The noise level in the work environment ranges from normal levels to loud. 

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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