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Machinist A

Date: Nov 18, 2021

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


BWX Technologies Nuclear Operations Group in Lynchburg, VA is hiring Machinists.


Job Duties/Summary:


  • This position will be required to read and interpret working and design drawings and procedures and complete necessary calculations to determine setups and layouts.
  • Select tooling, machine feeds and speeds, lubricants and fixtures. Perform machining operations making adjustments as necessary to meet tolerances, quality and productivity standards. Inspect work to assure conformance with design specifications.
  • Over-inspect work of other machinist as required by procedures. Ensure that equipment operates properly and may complete or assist with routine maintenance of repairs.
  • Ability to work with engineering personnel as required to revise or assist in developing procedures and drawings and to determine equipment, tooling, and fixture requirement.
  • Ability to maintain required records, logs and documentation.
  • Required usage of a variety of manual and automated machining equipment, measuring instruments and hand tools.


Job Qualifications/ Requirements:


  • High School/GED Diploma
  • A State certified Machinist Journeyman's Card  or a Certificate/Diploma in Machine Tool or Machine Shop is required. 
  • 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.


*NOTE: the certificate described is a two or three year program resulting in Diploma or Certificate generally equivalent to an Associate Degree. The Journeyman's Card or required Diploma must be completed prior to 12/31/2021 to be considered for an interview.


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 safety protocols, including, but not limited to, any applicable COVID-19 vaccination and/or testing requirements.  In accordance with current and anticipated federal contractor COVID-19 vaccination requirements, BWXT has implemented a policy that all U.S. employees, including new hires, will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 8, 2021 for those under a current federal contract mandate, and January 3, 2022 for all others.  This means that any existing BWXT employees and new hires, whether working at a customer site, working remotely, or working in a BWXT facility, will be required to adhere to applicable COVID-19 requirements and will be required to show proof of vaccination as a condition of employment.  Requests for a reasonable accommodation will be reviewed and assessed pursuant to applicable law and Company policy.  Please speak with your BWXT Talent Acquisition Representative to determine which deadline will apply to the work location assigned to the job you are seeking and whether you can satisfy this 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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