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Outside Machinist with Secret Clearance

Shipyard Staffing is now hiring Outside Machinists with DOD Clearance in Newport News, VA. Pay Rate $20.06 to $27.31per hour (based on experience), $120.00 a day per diem, for those that qualify Basic Requirements -4 or more years of Commercial or Naval Shipyard experience as a 1st class Outside Machinist -DOD clearance Requirements -Familiarity with OSHA regulations relative to the shipbuilding industry -Installation of hull inserts -Familiarity with fasteners -Ability to comprehend complex drawings, blueprints, and sketches -Use of lapping and blue checking tools -Liner sizes/soft foot -Working knowledge of shipbuilding terms and nomenclature -Operate lathe -Valve overhaul (steam and wog) -AC & refrigeration repair -Installation of a lift check valve -Steam plant cleanliness knowledge -Air conditioning hydro -Installation of main engine, propulsion plant machinery, and equipment -System cleanliness grade knowledge -Installation of aircraft elevator -Testing the main engine -Hydrostatic testing -Installation of the anchor windlass -Installation of mast and antenna -Lube oil flushing -Installation of arresting gear -Installation of noise equipment -Precision instruments -Installation of ballast tanks -Re-fueler -Drilling/tapping -Test boiler operations -Optical alignment -Hydrostatic testing of systems -Install boiler tube replacement -Installation of sea valves -System Grooming -Operate boring bar -Installation of VALVE AND PUMP packing -Valve overhaul -Operate cargo crane -Operate portable milling/drill machine -Generator and steam turbine work -ALRE -Pump/motor INSTALLATION AND alignment (M-179 & JX) -Operate centrifugal pump -Install the turbine -Fit and blue check liners -Installation of condenser/heat exchanger tube -Operate watertight compartment -Flange makeup -Installation of deck ordinance -Installation of winch -Installation of steam valves -Installation of diesel -Installation of weapons elevator -Shafting and bearing work -Distilling plant test -Installation of hydraulic components -Installation of low/high-pressure air compressor -Installation of deck or hangar doors -Understanding of basic ship systems

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.