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Outside Machinist 1st Class

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: This position is responsible for the following: Other duties may be assigned. 1. Must be able to understand and perform the disassembly, repair, and reassembly of the following using safe rigging and handling practices: a) Steam Turbines b) Centrifugal Pumps c) Reciprocating and Vertical Pumps d) Gear Boxes e) Marine drive trains 2. Align machines and equipment, to specified tolerances with minimal supervision, using hoists, jacks, hand tools, squares, rules, micrometers and indicators. 3. Lay out, drill, and tap mounting holes, using measuring instruments, 4. Level bedplates and establish centerline, using straightedge, levels, and transit. 5. Fit bushings, sleeves, rings, liners, gears, and wheels to specified components, using interference fit by means of pressing or portable gas heating equipment and or cryogenics. 6. Use precision measuring instruments to make measurements within specified tolerances. 7. Write condition reports for each job performed. Required Education & Experience: 1. High School Diploma and/or one year certificate from college or technical school preferred. 2. Industrial and/or marine equipment repair experience: · 1st Class: 3-5 years · 2nd Class: 1-3 years Working Conditions: 1. Open-air conditions such as noisy, hot, cold, etc. 2. Must wear hearing, eye, and head protection. 3. Some climbing (100 feet) and lifting (50 lbs.) involved. 4. Working with hot and sometimes hazardous materials. 5. Aboard ships, both on and offshore. 6. Some travel required. Necessary Equipment Operation: 1. Micrometer 2. Feeler Gauges 3. Hydraulic Power units. 4. Rigging 5. Power Tools 6. Hydraulic jacks and other lifting equipment Special Skills: 1. Ability to read and interpret blueprints, sketches, drawings and technical manuals in order to reassemble and align according to specifications. 2. Reasonable knowledge of machinery, bearings, fasteners, seals, mechanical applications and their tolerance requirements. 3. Perform basic mathematical functions. 4. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. 5. High performance and a strong team player. 6. Ability to work under deadlines and schedule pressures with minimum supervision. 7. Commitment to company values and safety program The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as a comprehensive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of assigned personnel.

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.