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Machine Shop Manager

Machine Shop Manager’s Essential Roles and Responsibilities: Delegate workload to team members and maintain production schedules in a fast-paced work environment Schedule critical path components or long lead items that can impact project completion or affect other trades Ensure compliance with safety procedures for the staff members and conduct safety training as necessary Must be knowledgeable of machining including lathes, milling machines, horizontal mills, surface grinders and drill presses Manage consumables to reduce cost of production Set up and operate to close tolerance (+/- 0.001”) using precision measuring tools Perform/oversee operations such as boring, milling, drilling, ridged tapping, and other operations Operate shop machinery such as overhead crane and forklift Read, interpret, and understand product and process engineering drawings, procedures quality requirements and apply these to the work being performed Maintain and ensure all equipment is functional and identify potential issues before the equipment goes down or affects production Work with minimal supervision, attend production meetings and complete all necessary paperwork Work with management to increase production and identify shop needs to increase profitability Must have a good attitude, be a team player, understand how a small machine shop operates making one-off parts Be flexible to an ever-changing work environment with tight deadlines and emergent tasks Responsible for interviewing, hiring, and terminating employees Responsible for documenting all employee issues Candidate is expected to be punctual professional and take ownership of their responsibilities Understand NAVSEA Standard Items

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.

Company Information

650 Chautauqua Avenue
Portsmouth, VA 23707
Phone: 7573284924

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650 Chautauqua Avenue
Portsmouth, VA 23707
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