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Machinist A

Date: May 23, 2023

Location: Lynchburg, VA, US

Company: BWX Technologies

Headquartered in Lynchburg, VA., BWX Technologies, Inc. (BWXT) is a leading supplier of nuclear components and fuel to the U.S. government; provides technical, management and site services to support governments in the operation of complex facilities and environmental remediation activities; and supplies precision manufactured components and services for the commercial nuclear power industry. BWXT has more than 5,200 employees and significant operations in Lynchburg, VA.; Erwin, TN.; Mount Vernon, Ind.; Euclid, OH; Barberton, OH; and Cambridge, Ontario, as well as more than a dozen U.S. Department of Energy sites around the country. Follow us on Twitter @BWXTech and learn more at

BWXT is growing its team in Lynchburg, VA! We are currently seeking both entry level and experienced Machinists!


 Job Description/Duties:

  • Reads and interprets working and design drawings and procedures and completes necessary calculations to determine setups and layouts.
  • Selects tooling, machine feeds and speeds, lubricants and fixtures.
  • Performs machining operations making adjustments as necessary to meet tolerances, quality and productivity standards.
  • Inspects work to assure conformance with design specifications.
  • Over-inspects work of other machinist as required by procedures.
  • Ensures that equipment operates properly and may complete or assist with routine maintenance of repairs.
  • Works with engineering personnel as required to revise or assist in developing procedures and drawings and to determine equipment, tooling, and fixture requirement.
  • Maintains required records, logs and documentation.
  • Uses a variety of manual and automated machining equipment, measuring instruments and hand tools.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Job Qualifications/Requirements: 

  • HIgh School Diploma or GED.
  • Must meet one (1) of the following requirements:
    • Machine Tool Diploma from a community college (2-year Accredited Program).
    • Precision Machining Technology Diploma (2-year Accredited Program).
    • High School/GED with a State Certified Machinist Journeyman’s Card is required. Applicant must provide a copy of the Diploma or the machinist journeyman’s card.  If hired, the candidate must agree to complete the apprenticeship program if they do not already have the journeyman’s card. 
    • 10+ years of manufacturing machining or tool maker experience.
    • Military Service equivalent in pay grade E-6 or above with one or more of the following Navy Enlisted Classifications(NEC) or service specific equivalent:
      • Machinery Repairman or service equivalent
      • U32A Computer Numerically Controlled Machinist
      • U33A NAMTS Inside Machinist


  • Graduation from the Danville Community College Accelerated Training in Defense Manufacturing (ATDM) program with 5 years of Machining experience.
  • Successful candidates will be required to complete work-keys assessments to include: Applied Math, Locating Information, and Reading for Information.
  • Must be highly motivated, with a focus on attention to detail.
  • Must be a US Citizen with no dual citizenship.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) clearance.


Verification of Military Experience and Training (VMET, DD Form 2586) and Job Qualification Requirement (JQR) documentation are required when uploading resume.


NOTE: The Journeyman's Card or required Diploma must be completed prior to 1/29/2024 to be considered for an interview. If hired with no Journeyman's Card, the candidate must agree to complete the apprenticeship program.






US Citizenship, with no dual citizenship is required for this position. 


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) 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.

Nearest Major Market: Lynchburg
Nearest Secondary Market: Virginia

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