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Steel America- Inside Machinists

Colonna's Shipyard is currently hiring for an Inside Machinist for immediate work in Norfolk, VA for our Steel America Division 1st and 2nd shifts available. RESPONSIBILITIES: Studies blueprints, sketches, drawings, manuals, specifications, or sample parts to determine dimensions and tolerances of finished work piece, sequence of operations, and setup requirements Perform complex operations on many kinds of machine tools, including drill presses, lathes, milling machines, boring machines, and precision grinding machines Measures, marks, and scribes dimensions and reference points on material or work piece as guides for subsequent machining Selects, aligns, and secures holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories, and materials on machines such as mills, lathes, jig borers, grinders, and shapers Select standard materials required for fabrication and machining work. Perform the machining operations, watch for problems in the production process, and check the accuracy of the finished piece against blueprints Starts and observes machine operation to detect malfunctions or out-of-tolerance machining, and adjusts machine controls or control media as required Verifies conformance of finished work piece to specifications Sets up and operates machine on trial run to verify accuracy of machine settings or programmed control data Set up and operate all types of shop machining tools or equipment to manufacture various parts Fits and assembles parts into complete assembly Verifies dimensions and alignment of assembly Installs machined replacement parts in mechanisms, machines, and equipment, and tests operation of unit to ensure functionality and performance Develops specifications from general description and draws sketch of part or product to be fabricated Confers with engineers, production personnel, programmers, or others to resolve machining or assembly problems Work includes small and large assembly, and machining of heavy steel Ability to perform duties with minimal supervision Apply knowledge of mechanics, shop mathematics, machinability of materials, and machine shop procedures Perform machine maintenance and is responsible for keeping work are clean and the immediate reporting of safety issues to Supervisor Use various hand and power tools for the completion of job tasks Understand and act upon simple instruction Must have regular, reliable attendance QUALIFICATIONS: Must be able to read and comprehend blueprints, drawings and other technical trade related documents. Mechanical ability, manual dexterity, and hand/eye coordination required to perform various projects, per drawings, sketches, and verbal or written instructions Skilled in the selection, set-up and operation of the appropriate machine tool(s) for a given type of work. Manual machine operation experience In-Place machinists experience preferred Technical training preferred Experience operating precision machine tools Willingness to travel Use of precision measuring equipment. Must be able to work effectively with others Must be a steady, reliable worker Must have own machine tools Position compensation is based on experience. Our benefits include: • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance • 401K • Paid Time Off (PTO) • Legal Services • Annual performance evaluations • On-site Human Resources • On-site gym • Free and close proximity parking • Employee perks/gifts and more All resumes are reviewed immediately for consideration. Colonna’s Shipyard and our affiliates are pleased to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. EOE / M / F / DISABILITY / VET Respect Pride Truth Family These are our VALUES and the guidelines that make us a leader in our industry. We are pleased and confident in stating that our skilled employees are among the most respected experts in the ship repair industry.

Category: Inside Machinist

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

A shipyard Inside Machinist uses various machine tools (including lathes, milling machines, drill presses, and spindles) to produce precision metal parts in large quantities. Inside Machinists must carefully plan and prepare using blueprints or written specifications to calculate operations such as where to cut or bore into work pieces, how fast to feed metal into machines, how much metal to remove from work pieces, etc.. Many Inside Machinists use Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) cutting machines and precision measuring tools (such as inside/outside micrometers, venier calipers, dial indicators, depth micrometers, inside/outside calipers and thread gauges).

Some machining practices include:
- General turning and boring of parts on a lathe
- Thread cutting and tapping
- Taper turning
- Keyway cutting
- Laying out bolt circles to drill holes.
Most inside machinist careers require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, and/or an associate's degree.

Inside 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. Inside Machinists frequently work with computer-control programs, and therefore must have the ability to determine how automated equipment will cut a part. All Inside Machinists and will need a thorough knowledge of math, including trigonometry.