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Inside Machinist

Electric Motor & Contracting Company, Inc., founded in 1960, is one of the largest independently owned repair facilities for electrical rotating machinery, pumps, and switchgear in the United States. We are conveniently located in Hampton Roads, Virginia just miles from Virginia Beach and Norfolk. Our company prides itself on: • Maintaining a clean, state of the art facility • Providing quality service to our customers • Employing and retaining great people • Our shop is AIR CONDITIONED!!! We are currently seeking Inside Machinists (Multiple openings). Job Description: Manufacture and make repairs per instructions and/or drawings. Operate all machine shop equipment. Operate overhead cranes and perform rigging. Perform incoming and outgoing inspections. Properly fill out all paperwork. Qualifications: Minimum 5 years of experience operating milling machines, lathes, boring mills, and grinders. Must have ability to work with extremely close tolerances (example: .0005” to .001”) and meet allotted timeframes. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must be willing to work overtime. Must be physically able to safely operate all equipment, able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds, and capable of standing for long periods of time. NOTE: This position requires drug and background screening.

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.