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Machinists / Valve Technician

Service Technician Moody Marine Service, located in Chesapeake, VA, has been providing Quality and Timely Service and Repairs for the marine markets for well over 20 years. MMS is a sister company of JA Moody, a Veteran Owned Small Business that has been supplying the Navy & Marine market valves and actuation for over 35 years. MMS/JAM operate multiple strategic locations across the US. Our employees benefit from competitive wage and benefit packages, 401K, and opportunities for growth Summary Position is responsible for service, repair, and testing of various actuated valve assemblies both in our shop and in the field. Shop work includes the repair, inspection, and assembly of automated equipment associated with Navy ships. Essential Duties and Responsibilities •Troubleshoot, Repair valve / actuator assemblies •Perform functional testing of actuators •Performs daily work activities of tear down/rebuild and cleaning of valves, actuators and controllers •Performs work/inspection processes •Assures compliance to company QMS •Report noncompliance issues •Complies with all safety/PPE requirements Technical Skills Experience and knowledge of electrical and mechanical systems. Knowledge of valve types and electric actuators, along with basic functions of control systems and how they interface with other systems. Ability to read and follow drawings and perform mechanical assembly. Ability to troubleshoot equipment in a logical manner. Experience / Education Minimum 3 years’ experience repairing Navy Marine Valves, Actuation, and Controls. Repair Experience with Nu-Torque actuators and controls, Morpac valve actuators, Leslie control valves, Eaton Bleed air valves. High school diploma Language Ability Ability to read, analyze, and interpret drawings, technical manuals or government work items. Ability to write reports. Ability to present information and respond to questions from managers and customers. Work Environment Work environment is described as medium to face paced. Physical Demands The employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 75 pounds. Employee will be required to regularly walk, sit, reach with arms and stoop, kneel, crouch.

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.