Epsilon Systems Mission Readiness Group is currently seeking a full-time Outside Machinist III in Portsmouth, VA.
Summary: Repairs, modifies or overhauls various types of equipment or systems. Sets up and operates portable machining tools or equipment with constant supervision.
Reports directly to the Production Manager. Once assigned reports directly to the project Foreman in the performance of his/her responsibilities.
Strictly adheres to corporate, federal, state and local safety regulations prior to setting up or operating any machinery.
Insures that all Epsilon Systems Mission Readiness Group Personnel Protective Equipment (PPE) are worn and that all damaged PPE is discarded.
Strictly adheres to safety, quality standards.
Maintains good housekeeping practices; turning off machines when not in use, disposing of waste properly, sweeping the area, etc.
Insures all tools listed on the “Required Tools List” are available for use within two weeks of your employment.
Insures that all requirements of the Epsilon Systems Mission Readiness Group Quality Assurance Manual are followed when invoked by QA Workbook, Work Package (WP), Work Instructions (WI) and/or other guidance given by management.
Notifies Foreman of any unsatisfactory condition(s) identified during the production operation (i.e.; repair, modification, etc.).
Follows detailed repair procedures and instructions (e.g.; QA Workbooks, Work packages steps, RECs, CWPs, FWPs, TGIs etc.) required to complete the production operations.
Performs as Team Member, cooperating with the efforts of other trades during an installation, modification or repair operations.
Performs component and/or system troubleshooting to diagnose the problem and provide most cost effective recommendation for completing repairs.
Performs and/or verifies mechanical alignments.
Insures control and assumes responsibility for Level-1 material controls in accordance with Epsilon Systems Mission Readiness Group Instructions.
Performs installation, repair, overhaul or modification in place or in shop to mechanical systems and components (e.g.; Valves, Actuators, Cylinders, Accumulators, Pumps, Launchers etc.).
Assists with the performance of on-site field service for system grooms and checkouts, minor repairs and system configuration validation.
Prepares and installs equipment or system alterations (e.g.; TEMPALTs, SHIPALTs, ORDALTs, etc.) IAW the directives (i.e.; instructions, drawings, MILSPECs, etc.).
Assists in rigging when necessary.
Other duties as assigned.
High school diploma/equivalent/Apprenticeship Diploma/additional vocational courses or technical school graduate; and/or military and/or civilian experience with marine mechanical systems in a repair department or shipyard
5 years’ experience.
Has knowledge of the trade qualifications and performs as a level III Outside Machinist.
Must be able to understand and perform the basic set up, alignment, and operation of various portable tools and hand tools used in the trade.
Has working knowledge of shipboard mechanical systems (repair/installation practices, procedures, alignments and troubleshooting).
Must have the ability to read, understand, interpret and work from blueprints, sketches and specifications.
Must have experience in the disassembly, repair, installation, testing and inspection of ship machinery such as, but not limited to, propelling machinery, pumps, valves, launchers, discharge machinery, ventilation equipment, steering gear, evaporators, heaters, condensers, propulsion plants, torpedo tubes, shutter doors, antennae mast mechanical groups.
Ability to use such precision measuring instruments as height gauges, depth gauges, calipers, verniers, lay-out tools, tachometers, thermometers, vibration indicators
Possesses the ability to accurately record readings and measurements as well as complete documentation, repair, and testing of equipment.
Must have knowledge of rigging equipment and be able to identify damaged and/or worn equipment. Must be able to lead rigging teams in medium to larger rigging tasks.
Assists in rigging evolutions when necessary.
Works independently or in a group. Requires no supervision/oversight.
Ability to do basic math, i.e. add, subtract, divide and multiply.
Ability to read, write, speak, and comprehend English.
Ability to obtain and maintain National Security Clearance Level Secret.
Ability to obtain access to military and government installations worldwide.
Ability to travel.
Current security clearance
Requires walking, reaching, sitting and concentration in the presence of occasional noise.
Able to move in narrow and restricted passageways, up/down steep and narrow ladders or stairways, and up and down antenna masts/yardarms (onboard ships).
Able to lift, carry and move objects up to 50 lbs in weight.
Must have manual and finger dexterity; able to grasp, manipulate, assemble small objects.
Able to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
Able to perceive and distinguish normal range of colors.
May be required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) including but not limited to: hard hat, safety glasses/goggles, ear plugs/muffs, masks/respirators, safety vests, gloves and steel-toe boots.
Epsilon Systems Solutions, Inc. and its subsidiaries are proud to be Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employers, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veterans.
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
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.