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Pre Production Machinist

Date: May 25, 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

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: $35.70hour
  • 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



  • Plan, develop, and manufacture a variety of equipment used to manufacture and repair components or equipment, such as tools, jigs, fixtures, master dies, molds, gages, inspection equipment, etc.,  
  • Set up and operate machining and grinding equipment. Perform layout, fitting, assembly, and manufacturing operations of production and repair parts including milling, drilling, turning, grinding, burring, sawing, and EDM. 
  • 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 and tooling. 
  • Use a full range of hand and power tools, and measure equipment to perform job duties. 
  • Follow engineering prints, specifications, and routing sheets in performing planning, development, manufacturing and repair operations. Recommend improvement modifications and revisions of procedures. 
  • Inspect work using appropriate measurement instruments. 
  • Assist other operators on proper operational procedures.
  • Perform housekeeping and other job related duties as assigned by foreman. 
  • Must be willing to work both 3:00pm-11:00pm or 11:00pm- 7:00am,  shfts to be assigned after training.


Minimum Qualifications: 

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalence. 
  • 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. 
  • Be able to demonstrate ability to perform above skills on a test piece, if requested. 
  • Read and interpret complex blueprints and interpret geometric tolerance per ANSI Y14.5.
  • Experience using dial bore gages, indicator snap gages, Verniers, .0001 micrometers, Cadillac gages, sine bars, and other, similar measuring instruments. 
  • 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.

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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