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CNC Turning Operator

Date: Mar 16, 2023

Location: Euclid, OH, US

Company: BWX Technologies

At BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: BWXT), we are People Strong, Innovation Driven. Headquartered in Lynchburg, Virginia, BWXT is a Fortune 1000 and Defense News Top 100 manufacturing and engineering innovator that provides safe and effective nuclear solutions for global security, clean energy, environmental restoration, nuclear medicine and space exploration. With approximately 6,700 employees, BWXT has 14 major operating sites in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. 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 restoration 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 @BWXT and learn more at

CNC Machinist -  BWX Technologies, Inc.  -  Euclid, OH

Sets up, operates and inspects multiple conversational and CNC turning centers to perform machine functions such as turning, 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 or manually, all SPC and measurement related information as defined by the engineering community to establish and maintain process controls.
  • Operate machine and monitor displays to detect malfunctions and deviations.
  • Monitor machines and machining operations to (1) stop and change cutting tools, and (2) to setup according to required machining sequence and (3) to measure parts for conformance to blueprint specifications. 
  • Enter commands, or manually adjust machine controls, to correct malfunctions and out-of-tolerance machining. 
  • Operate machine manually to perform non-automated functions, when automatic programming is faulty,and if machine malfunctions. 
  • Use a variety of precision inspection equipment and appropriate inspection methods to verify applicable features. 
  • Maintain logs and records and discuss control media errors with Supervisor and Engineering and Programming personnel to resolve problems. 
  • Perform daily machine maintenance and housekeeping duties such as maintaining and adjusting oil and coolant levels, monitoring and adjusting coolant concentration, cleaning 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 other operators on proper operational procedures, running machines, and perform any other job related tasks. 
  • Wear appropriate PPE and abide by safety rules and regulations as designated by the local EH&S department. 


Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalency.
  • Basic computer knowledge ability to use computer related equipment. 
  • Read and interpret complex blueprints and interpret geometric tolerancing per ANSI Y14.5.
  • Two (2) years of set-up and operation of CNC turning or Mill/Turn Centers. 
  • Demonstrated CNC control abilities, including editing speeds, feeds, tool offsets, and fixture offsets.
  • Demonstrate above average CNC milling abilities on a practice piece. 
  • Demonstrate use of various measuring instruments including but not limited to; dial bore gages, indicator snap gages, air gages, radius gages, Vernier's, and .0001 micrometers.
  • Possess skills necessary to maintain accurate documentation and follow complicated procedures and document 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 and talk to hear. The employee is occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 25lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


Work Environment:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts, toxic or caustic chemicals, and fumes or airborne particles. The noise lever 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.

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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