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Outside Machinist 3rd Class

Application Information

BAE Systems is hiring Outside Machinist 3rd class to support the Norfolk Ship Repair facility. The Third Class Mechanic performs a variety of skilled mechanical duties involving deck machinery, engine room work, general dock, rudders, shafting, propeller work, and testing. The Third Class Mechanic will have general knowledge of equipment operation for assembly, installation and testing; records work performed and follows specified safety policies and procedures. This list is representative of the key areas of responsibility and functional knowledge required of a third class mechanic in the Outside Machinist shop. A third class mechanic must demonstrate a developing knowledge of the skills, functional knowledge and abilities required to perform tasks in these and related areas of responsibility. Developing knowledge means that the mechanic understands how to perform tasks in these categories (including, but not limited to, the specific tasks identified below) and is able to complete them with minimal assistance. This also means that the mechanic has the necessary level of knowledge of the equipment, protective gear, and machinery required to complete these tasks. In some cases, as specified, the third class mechanic is expected to assist, rather than completing the task independently. •General Machinist Knowledge•Use of measuring devices (rulers, micrometers, dial indicators, depth mics, scales, etc.) •Use of trade hand tools •Use of power tools (electric drills, saws, grinders, drill presses, etc.) •Blueprints•Read basic blueprints •Customer Equipment•Care and protection of customer equipment to include wrapping and protection equipment with various materials (wood, plastic, rubber, etc.) •General Knowledge of Ship Systems•Distilling Plants •Steam Plant •Diesel Plant •Hydraulics systems •Stationary and Portable Power Tool Operation (1 of the following)•Electrical •Pneumatic •Hydraulic •Valve Overhaul•Identify the different types of valves to include safety valves, globe valves, gate valves, etc. •Learning about the applications of different valve types and understand what systems it is defined for •Understand the operation valves •Assist with removal and replacement •Assist with repairing and general overhaul •Reach Rods/ Valve Operators•Learning about the different types of rods and valve operators •Understand the different parts to include rods, universal joint, hand wheels, etc. •Understand the different types and usage of reach rods and valve operators •Assist with setting reach rods and valve operators up for operation •Pump Overhaul•Learning about pump overhauls and parts •Assist with the removal and installation •Pump Alignments•Basic knowledge about the alignment process to include one of the following:•Face and rim •Indicator Revers method •Magnetic coupling •laser •Deck Machinery•Basic knowledge about the application and parts of the following types of deck machinery:•Anchor Windlass •Sliding Pad Eye •Boat Davit •Capstans •Assist with repair, cleaning, removal, and installation of deck machinery •Rudders◦•Work with rudders and how they operate ◦•Understand rudder parts ◦•Assist with rudder removal and installation •Shafting◦•Know parts of a shaft (liners, journals, etc.) ◦•Assist with the removal, installation and repairs of the shaft •Line Shaft Bearings◦•Knowledge of line shaft bearings ◦•Assist with the removal, repair and installation of line shaft bearings •Propellers ◦•Know the differences between the types of propellers (Fixed and Variable Pitched) ◦•Knowledgeable regarding the parts of a propeller ◦•Repair, removal, installation and testing of propellers •Controllable Pitch Propeller Systems◦•Becoming familiar with the systems operations and parts ◦•Assist with repair, installation and testing

Category: Outside Machinist

NOTE: The following descriptions is a GENERAL OVERVIEW of this career, and not a description of a particular job posting.

An outside machinist installs and repairs equipment, sets up and handles manufacturing machinery and ensures that production equipment is adequate and functional. The machinist also operates machines manually or through control mechanisms, inspects equipment and materials and communicates with co-workers, subordinates and superiors.

An Outside Machinist's typical duties include:
- Disassembling or dismantling valves or pumps, inspecting for wear and assessing replacement need, then re-assembling
- Installing stanchions and hand rails for gratings and ladders
- Installing piping for steam, exhaust, suction, discharge, heating, and/or refrigeration
- Dismantling, inspecting and repairing deck machinery, main engines, generator governors, and/or turbines
- Running horizontal and vertical lines for alignment of engines
- Overhauling and repairing refrigerating machinery
National Median Wages: $18.52 hourly, $38,520 annual

VSRA Median Wage Report: $19.78 hourly
VSRA Machinist Trade Helper/Apprentice: $12.00-$13.00 hourly
Most outside machinist careers require a high school diploma, as well as training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, and/or an associate's degree.

Outside machinists usually need one or two years of on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be available.
Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is typically required. Outside Machinists generally have a broad background in diesel repair and maintenance.