Experienced CNC Machinist

Date: Feb 7, 2024

Location: Mt Vernon, IN, US

Company: BWX Technologies

Experienced CNC Machinist (with $4,000 Sign-On Bonus) - BWX Technologies, Inc. - Mt. Vernon, IN


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

Why Apply?


Pay Rate: $34.12/hour

Our Machinists in Mount Vernon 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, where you’d be involved in the full life cycle of the build.  You’ll work in a safe, clean, and highly-specialized manufacturing environment alongside a great team of skilled colleagues.  Our machine shop currently 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 machines are planned for installation in the near future. This is unique work that will allow you to demonstrate your machining skills all while supporting the safety of our nation’s sailors.

Due to the importance of quality in our shop, all of our machinists start out with paid on the job training and mentoring prior to working alone.  Our machinists work a four-day work week while receiving market leading pay, paid time off, paid winter holiday shutdown, medical, dental, vision and service based retirement contributions with additional 401k match.  Overtime is required but flexible in how it is achieved. Additional overtime work is also available if desired.  Our machinists receive shift premium for second shiftwork and premium pay like double time based on hours/days worked in a week.  We are also currently offering a sign-on bonus of $4,000.  Relocation assistance is available for qualified applicants.

What You’ll Do
In this role, you will set up and operate CNC machine tools to perform various types of machining operations such as milling, drilling, tapping/thread milling, 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 ±.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
  • Operate crane or assist with the rigging and moving of parts
  • Maintain clean work area and daily housekeeping duties
  • Collaborate and communicate with opposite shift through face-to-face carryover and log books
  • Work with tooling application engineers to devise optimum tooling design and practices
  • Work in accordance with all applicable company procedures, policies and rules

What We Need from You

  • High school equivalency with a minimum of four (4) years relevant experience. 
  • Experience machining parts greater than 8-feet diameter and 10-tons is preferred.
  • Experience with different machining attachments (i.e. right angle, universal, offset milling) is preferred.
  • 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 work any shift, to include nights and weekends.  NOTE: this position will involve back-shift work (4:00 PM to 2:30 AM).
  • Knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T).
  • U.S. 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.


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 www.bwxt.com.

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