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Machining/Tooling Assistant

Date: Mar 3, 2023

Location: Mt Vernon, IN, US

Company: BWX Technologies


Machining/Tooling Assistant - BWX Technologies, Inc. - Mount Vernon, Indiana


BWXT is seeking a Machining/Tooling Assistant to join our growing team 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.
  • Maintaining organization and inventory of cutting tools/supplies
  • Administering and maintaining Tool Inventory system
  • Working in accordance with all applicable company procedures, policies and rules.


Job Requirements

  • A high school diploma or equivalent coupled with at least two (2) years of related machine shop or machining experience.
  • Selected candidate must satisfactorily complete and maintain all required qualifications. 
  • An Associate or Associate of Applied Science degree in Machining Technology or related field is highly preferred.
  • Fundamental knowledge of CNC programming including G code and M code programming.
  • 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.
  • Possess mathematical skills to calculate proper speed and feed rates as well as tooling offsets.


Physical Demands:

  • Regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms.
  • Frequently required to walk.
  • Occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and talk to hear.
  • 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.


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, gender, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or veteran status.


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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