BAE Systems is hiring Outside Machinist 2nd class mechanics to support the Norfolk Ship Repair facility.
The Second Class Mechanic performs a variety of skilled mechanical duties involving deck machinery, engine room work, general dock, rudders, shafting, propeller work, and testing. The Second Class Mechanic will have working knowledge of equipment operation for assembly, installation and testing; records work performed and follows specified safety policies and procedures.
Key Responsibilities & Functional Knowledge:
This list is representative of the key areas of responsibility and functional knowledge required of a second class mechanic in the Outside Machinist shop. A second class mechanic must demonstrate an intermediate knowledge of the skills, functional knowledge and abilities required to perform tasks in these and related areas of responsibility.
Intermediate 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 independently, with limited 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.
•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
•Learn how to read advanced 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 (know and overhaul the following systems)•Distilling Plants
•Stationary and Portable Power Tool Operation•Electrical
•Valve Overhaul•Identify the different types of valves to include safety valves, globe valves, gate valves, etc.
•Know applications of different valve types and understand what systems it is defined for
•Use of operation valves
•Remove and replace valves
•Repair and general overhaul of valves
•Reach Rods/ Valve Operators•Knowledgeable regarding different types of rods and valve operators
•Knowledgeable regarding the different parts to include rods, universal joint, hand wheels, etc.
•Understand the different types and usage of reach rods and valve operators
•Set reach rods and valve operators up for operation
•Pump Overhaul•Knowledgeable regarding pump overhauls and parts
•Remove and reinstall pump
•Pump Alignments•Performing the pump alignment process to include the following:•Face and rim
•Indicator Revers method
•Deck Machinery•Knowledgeable in the repairs of the following types of deck machinery:•Anchor Windlass
•Sliding Pad Eye
•Repair, clean, remove and install deck machinery
•Rudders•Work with and operate rudders
•Knowledgeable regarding rudder parts
•Remove and reinstall rudders
•Shafting•Knowledgeable regarding parts of a shaft (liners, journals, etc.)
•Remove, install and repair shafts
•Line Shaft Bearings•Knowledgeable regarding line shaft bearings
•Remove, repair and install line shaft bearings
•Propellers •Know the differences between the types of propellers (Fixed and Variable Pitched)
•Knowledgeable regarding the parts of a propeller
•Repair, remove, install and test propellers
•Controllable Pitch Propeller Systems•Knowledgeable regarding operations and parts
•Repair, install and test systems
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.