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CNC Machinist

Date: Apr 7, 2021

Location: Mt Vernon, IN, US

Company: BWX Technologies

At BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: BWXT), we are People Strong, Innovation Driven. Headquartered in Lynchburg, Va., BWXT provides safe and effective nuclear solutions for national security, clean energy, environmental remediation, nuclear medicine and space exploration. With approximately 6,400 employees, BWXT has 12 major operating sites in the U.S. and Canada. 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 remediation 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 @BWXTech and learn more at


BWXT has an opening for a Small Machinist with CNC experience at its Mt. Vernon, IN location.  The Machinist must have the ability to set up and operate manual or 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, the person in this role must:


  • Possess advanced skills in the use of precision measuring equipment
  • Demonstrate ability to work to close tolerances
  • Demonstrate ability to read and comprehend written instructions or technical procedures
  • Demonstrate ability to read and understand blueprints.  Knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T) is preferred.
  • Demonstrate ability to work in a team environment by working with the CNC Programmer as necessary to develop and/or test run programs
  • Demonstrate fundamental knowledge of CNC programming, including G code and M code programming.
  • Possess mathematical skills to calculate proper speed and feed rates
  • Work in accordance with all applicable company procedures, policies and rules


The successful candidate must have a high school diploma or GED with at least three (3) years of CNC experience and must satisfactorily complete the prescribed proficiency tests for the position.  Additionally, candidates must be willing to work any shift, to include nights and weekends.  Preference will be given to candidates with a two-year technical school certification (equivalent training plus on the job experience may be substituted).


Please note that, due to our work with the federal government, U.S. citizenship with no dual citizenship is required for this position.


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.


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