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Test Facility Technician – BWX Technologies, Inc. – Barberton, OH



Test Facility Technician – BWX Technologies, Inc. – Barberton, OH

The job duties include a multitude of tasks, as workload demands shift. General work includes fabrication/machining of test hardware and test setups, Installation of instrumentation, operating flow tests (controlling pumps, valves, and heaters), fabrication/machining of tooling/fixtures to support large fabrication, maintenance of the facility and test loops.


CNC and Manual Machining

  • Create, edit, and verify programs for CNC mills and lathes
  • Setup and operate Manual and CNC Mills and Lathes
  • Use drawings and measuring devices (Micrometers, Calipers, Etc.) to inspect parts
  • Order consumables and identify and order tools


  • Manual welding of carbon steel, inconel, and stainless steel
  • General use of shears, saws, grinders, and torches
  • Perform rigging and lifting of complex components weighing up to 10 tons
  • Setup and fixturing of the weldment
  • Use drawings and measuring devices (Tape Measures, Micrometers, Calipers, Etc.) to inspect parts


  • Fabricate and install test hardware and take as-build measurements from drawings
  • Build test loops from basic Piping and Instrumentation Diagram (P&ID) and Engineering instruction
  • Install and wire instrumentation; perform continuity checks on the wiring and checks using the data acquisition system and LabView
  • Operate Test Loops to achieve desired test points while documenting all activities in a log book

Facility/Test Loop Maintenance

  • Perform preventative maintenance on the shop equipment (Mills, Lathes, Bandsaws, Welders, etc.)
  • Perform checks and maintain the test loops (Pumps as large as 1750 HP, Bearings, Oil, Seals, etc.)
  • Perform preventative maintenance on other general facility items and work with contractors where necessary


  • Quote or assist with quoting tooling and or testing jobs (hours and material)
  • Fill out purchase requests and work with the purchasing department to purchase the required material


  • Expeirence with manual and CNC machining, manual welding, within a test laboratory environment, and/or maintenance of CNC machines, welders, and pump. (Candidates with experience in 1 of the 4 skills listed will be considered.)
  • Familiar with basic PC use, including Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel.
  • ASME welding certification is a plus, but not required.


Great entry level opportunity that starts at $25-$30 per hour.

Interested PLCC candidates can send their resume to Gary Miller, Talent Specialist at gpmiller@bwxt.com


Company Info

BWXT Technologies, INC.

91 Stirling Ave

Barberton, OH 44203


 Who To Contact
Gary Miller, Talent Specialist

330-861-7624 office / gpmiller@bwxt.com

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