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CNC Machinist (Weekend Shift)

Date: Nov 24, 2022

Location: Mt Vernon, IN, US

Company: BWX Technologies

CNC Machinist - Weekend Shift (with $2,000 Sign-On Bonus) - BWX Technologies, Inc. - Mt. Vernon, IN


Our team in Mount Vernon, Indiana is growing!  Do you have experience with manual and/or CNC machining operations?  Are you familiar with CNC programming?  If so, we’d love to talk with you!

Why Apply?
Our machinists have the opportunity to work on large-scale manual and CNC lathes, multi-axis CNC HBMs, Vertical Machining Centers, and VTLs to machine one-of-a-kind precision components for naval nuclear reactors used in submarines and aircraft carriers. 

This is a low-volume, highly-engineered manufacturing environment, and you’d be involved in the full life cycle of the build.  Additionally, you’ll get to work in a safe, clean, and highly-specialized environment alongside a great team of skilled colleagues while honing niche machining skills and advancing your craft.  Our machine shop includes twelve large horizontal and vertical machining centers (up to 25-feet turning and 300-ton table capacity) and six small machining centers – and we aren’t done growing!  Two more large milling centers are planned for installation in the near future!

In addition to rewarding work, our machinists work a four-day workweek and receive market-leading wages; paid time off; a paid winter holiday shutdown; medical, dental, vision, and life insurance options; and service-based retirement contributions with additional 401k match. We are also currently offering a sign-on bonus of $2,000.  Relocation assistance is available for qualified applicants.

What You’ll Do
In this role, you will set up and operate manual and CNC machine tools to perform various types of machining operations, such as milling, drilling, tapping, boring, and turning in order to meet print specifications.  Additionally, you would:

  • Use precision measuring equipment to verify products meet customer requirements and product specifications
  • Work to ±0.001” tolerance and 16 microfinish when necessary
  • Write/edit programs using both G and M coded controls (experience with Siemens and Fanuc controls preferred)
  • Troubleshoot challenges with support of on-site engineering
  • Routinely read and comprehend written instructions, technical procedures, prints, sketches, and bills of material
  • Work in a team environment by assisting the CNC Programmer as necessary to develop and/or test run programs
  • Use advanced mathematical skills to calculate proper speed and feed rates
  • Work in accordance with all applicable company procedures, policies and rules

What We Need from You
To be successful in this role, candidates must possess the skills necessary to safely and effectively complete required tasks.  This includes, at a minimum:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent with a minimum of two (2) years relevant experience or an Associate’s of Applied Science degree in Machining Tool and Die or equivalent training
  • Experience with grinders, tool setters, jacks, clamps, bolts, shims, jigs, fixtures, angle plates, rules, micrometers, calipers, dial indicators, gages, levels, protractors, verniers, and light hand tools
  • Ability to maintain detailed records; ability to complete process documentation and other production records
  • Ability to satisfactorily complete the prescribed proficiency tests for the position
  • (Preferred, but not required) Knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T)
  • U.S. citizenship with no dual citizenship is required for this position
  • The job will start with 6 - 9 months of training on day shift and then transition to a three (3) day weekend schedule, twelve (12) hour shifts, Friday through Sunday. The pay will be for forty hours, three days per week.


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.


About BWXT

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

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