Pre Production Machinist $39.83/hour

Date: Jul 2, 2024

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 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 more than 7,800 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 operations management at 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. For more information, visit Follow us on LinkedIn, X, Facebook and Instagram.

Pre-Production Machinist - BWX Technologies, Inc. - Euclid, Ohio

Following engineering prints, specifications, and routing sheets, perform a variety of manufacturing, machining, fitting, assembly, set-up operations to plan and develop an array of tools, fixtures, and inspection equipment. Produce or repair components or equipment. Knowledge of conventional CNC Machinery. Familiar with conversational control, CNC Lathes, Mills, and Grinders.


What we offer:

  • Payrate: $39.83 hour
  • Shift Premiums: 2nd shift & 3rd shift = $1.00
  • 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
    • Three (3) 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



  • Plan, develop, and manufacture a variety of equipment such as tools, jigs, fixtures, master dies, molds, gages, inspection equipment, etc., used to manufacture and/or repair components or equipment. 
  • Set up and operate machining and grinding equipment, and perform layout, fitting, assembly, and manufacturing operations of production and repair parts including milling, drilling, turning, grinding, burring, sawing, and EDM etc. 
  • Use existing, or develop new methods, processes, and equipment to plan and execute manufacturing and/or repair operations on equipment and components. 
  • Develop, set-up, and operate prototype, sample, or experimental procedures or production lots to test newly developed production methods or tooling. 
  • Use a full range of hand and power tools, as well as measurement equipment to perform job duties. 
  • Follow engineering prints, specifications, and/or routing sheets in performing all planning, development, manufacturing and repair operations. Recommend modifications and revisions of procedures. 
  • Inspect all work using appropriate measurement instruments. 
  • Assistance may be given other operators on proper operational procedures.
  • Perform housekeeping and other job related duties as assigned by foreman. 
  • Must have the ability to work an off shift of 3:00pm-11:00pm or 11:00pm- 7:00am.


Minimum Qualifications: 

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalency is required. 
  • Have five (5) years' experience in set-up and operation of the following types of machines; Jig Mill, Jig Grinder, Turret Lathe, and OD Grinder, ID Grinder, Surface Grinder, CNC Lathe, and CNC Mill. 
  • If necessary, be able to demonstrate ability to perform above skills on a test piece. 
  • Read and interpret complex blueprints and interpret geometric tolerance per ANSI Y14.5.
  • Be able to use various measuring instruments including; dial bore gages, indicator snap gages, Verniers, .0001 micrometers, Cadillac gages, sine bars. 
  • Perform and apply trigonometry math skills. 
  • Possess skills necessary to maintain accurate documentation and the ability to follow complicated procedures and document accordingly. 
  • Possess related personal tools. 



Pay:  $$39.83


The starting rate for this position in Ohio (US-OH) is $$39.83 per hour. The total compensation package for this position may also include a full range of medical, retirement and/or other benefits. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided at such time the selected job candidate receives an offer of employment and are subject to a collective bargaining agreement.


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 health and safety protocols.  As such, all BWXT new hires will be required to adhere to applicable Company health and safety 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, gender, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or veteran status.


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