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Nuclear Fuel Services CNC Programmer in Lynchburg, Virginia

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 is currently seeking a CNC Programmer for its Lynchburg, VA location!

This position is day shift, however, there will be times when supporting off-shift and weekend work will be required.

Job Description/Duties:

  • Generates and revises CNC machining programs for a wide variety of CNC machine tools.

  • Ensures all requirements identified in program requests are satisfied.

  • Identifies cutting tool and fixture/work-holding requirements.

  • Identifies manufacturing methods and works with Manufacturing Engineers to develop CNC programming solutions for metal removal operations.

  • Prepares program manuscripts and other required documents.

  • Resolves any problems encountered during manufacture.

  • Works with vendors and customers as necessary.

  • Participates on equipment upgrades and procurement teams.

  • Reviews and generates change requests.

  • Provides correction actions, supports special projects and generates cost/time estimates.

  • Serves on process improvement teams and supports the company’s safety and security procedures.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Job Qualifications/Requirements:

  • An Associate's degree plus four (4) years of experience OR a high school diploma or equivalent plus eight (8) years of practical, hands-on experience in an engineering role, machining, or similar manufacturing is required.

  • Previous CNC programming experience, as well as experience generating programs for a variety of controls such as Fanuc, Heidenhain, and Siemens.

  • Experience with spindle probes, tool probes and laser tool measurement systems is a plus.

  • Familiarity or experience with milling, turning equipment, and waterjet machines and wire EDMs is a plus.

  • Ability to work in a team-oriented, collaborative environment is required.

  • Must be able to demonstrate superior written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Must have demonstrable skills and knowledge in the Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint).

  • Must have prior experience with CNC programming software.

  • An in-depth knowledge of machining and metal removal operations is required.

  • Must have demonstrable troubleshooting and solution experience.

  • Previous experience with the following CAD/CAM software is a plus:

  • Siemens NX (both native and working within a Teamcenter database/environment).

  • Solid Edge (tool/fixture design).

  • CimPro/G-POST (APT programming and postprocessing environment)

  • Vericut (machine simulation and tool path verification).

  • Delmia Operations (DNC system).

  • Must be a US Citizen with no dual citizenship.

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) clearance.

Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. Position requires U.S. citizenship with (no dual citizenship) ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy (DOE) security clearance which involves an extensive criminal and financial background investigation, drug test and previous employment reference verifications.

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.