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BWX Technologies, Inc. 5-Axis Okuma CNC Mill/Turn Operator in United States

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 www.bwxt.com .

We are hiring an Okuma 5-Axis CNC Mill/Turn Operator at our facility in Barberton, Ohio . The individual selected for this role will set up and operate tools and equipment to perform all types of machining operations such as turning, boring, facing, grooving, threading, drilling, reaming, tapping, contouring, milling, and thread milling on medium-to-large components requiring a high level of precision.


  • Set up and operate an Okuma high-speed CNC Mill/Turn work center that has 5-Axis capability and all types of auxiliary computer-related equipment.

  • Works with programmer to develop and/or test run programs. Proof reads programs and notifies supervisor/programmer of potential problems.

  • Performs final inspection of features using both the inspection probe and/or precision measuring equipment. Cleans and deburrs job as necessary. Removes and attaches seals and protective covers as required.

  • Performs minor maintenance on machine, attachments, and tooling as required. Monitors and maintains proper coolant levels and coolant concentrations in machine and maintains proper machine oil levels as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each job duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

  • High school diploma or GED equivalency

  • A minimum of two (2) years’ experience operating a multi-axis Mill/Turn machining center is desired.

  • Must be able to recognize potential problems as the program is running and compensate to avoid collisions through the use of the block-by-block mode and feed and speed override feature.

  • Must be able to edit or modify programs as necessary. Must be able to write minor programs.

  • Must have a working knowledge of feeds and speeds for all types of material.

  • Must have working knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)

  • Must be able to work to 0.000” tolerances and to a microfinish 16.

  • Must pass all required pre-employment assessments, drug screen, and physical examination.

  • Must be able to maintain detailed work records, process documentation, and other production records.

Physical Demands

The characteristics listed below are representative of the physical demands required by an individual to successfully perform the essential duties of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

  • While performing the duties of this 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 occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and talk or 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.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts, toxic, and caustic chemicals and fumes or airborne particles. The noise level in the work environment ranges from normal noise levels to loud.

Please note: This is a SECOND SHIFT position. The hourly rate for this position is $34.132 and is complimented by a generous benefits package.

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.