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Machining/Tooling Assistant

Date: Aug 14, 2019

Location: Mt Vernon, IN, US

Company: BWX Technologies

Headquartered in Lynchburg, Va., BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:BWXT) is a leading supplier of nuclear components and fuel to the U.S. government; provides technical and management services to support the U.S. government in the operation of complex facilities and environmental remediation activities; and supplies precision manufactured components, services and fuel for the commercial nuclear power industry. With approximately 6,250 employees, BWXT has eleven (11) major operating sites in the U.S. and Canada. In addition, BWXT joint ventures provide management and operations at more than a dozen U.S. Department of Energy and NASA facilities. Follow us on Twitter @BWXTech and learn more at


We are hiring a machining/tooling assistant to join our growing facility in Mount Vernon, Indiana!  The machining/tooling assistant will assist machinists in the setup of fixtures and components and will assemble and measure cutting tool kits for machining operations using a pre-setter.  Additional responsibilities will include:

  • Stage cutting tools for the next scheduled machining operation.
  • Maintain organization and inventory of cutting tools/supplies
  • Administers and maintains Tool Inventory system
  • Work in accordance with all applicable company procedures, policies and rules.


Minimum Requirements

The selected candidate must have a high school diploma or GED equivalency coupled with at least two (2) years of related machine shop or machining experience and must satisfactorily complete all prescribed proficiency tests for the position.  An Associate or Associate of Applied Science degree in Machining Technology or related field is highly preferred.


Additional Competencies

The following additional competencies are required for the position:

  • Possess advanced skills in the use of precision measuring equipment.
  • Ability to work to close tolerances.
  • Ability to read and comprehend written instructions, prints, or technical procedures.
  • Ability to work in a team environment by working with the Tool Application Engineer on new tooling and improvements involving machining processes.
  • Fundamental knowledge of CNC programming including G code and M code programming.
  • Possess mathematical skills to calculate proper speed and feed rates as well as tooling offsets.


Physical Demands:


While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to walk. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and talk to hear. The employee is occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 50 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


**Please note: This is a SECOND SHIFT position (4:00 PM to 2:30 AM) and will include a shift premium for off-shift work.


BWX Technologies, Inc. (BWXT) embraces diversity of thought, values individuality, encourages new perspectives and provides equal opportunity in employment for all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other category protected by federal, state, and/or local law.


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