The Outside Machinist must possess knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform job operation/tasks on conventional and nuclear ships and submarines. The Outside Machinist must be assignable to any work center excluding nuclear and SUBSAFE machinery. The following is a list of typical work that an Outside Machinist might be asked to perform:
- Remove, repair, overhaul, install, and align main propulsion machinery and associated equipment/components. Also remove, repair, overhaul, install and align equipment associated with auxiliary systems such as condensers, compressors, pumps, forced draft blowers, main feed pumps, various types of valves, cargo-handling machinery, anchor handling gear, boat davits, cranes, elevators, conveyors, firefighting equipment, machine shop equipment, galley, and laundry equipment.
- Install and repair foundations for operating machinery and principal structures/components of the ship’s armament.
- Install, adjust, set, and repair or replaces various control/regulating or safety devices such as meters, gauges, valves, governors, and automatic alarms. Test or assist in the testing of shipboard machinery pierside or on sea trials to prove satisfactory operation and acceptance.
- Use various portable and fixed machine tools such as boring bars, milling machines, facing machines, and drill presses. Use precision measuring instruments such as height gages, depth gages, calipers, verniers, various types of micrometers, and assists in the use of optical equipment.
- Coordinate and arrange for the work of several trades in connection with performing work from information received from technical work documents, blueprints, specifications, written and/or oral instructions.
- Engineer, steam, machinist, installation, marine erector, marine machinist, outfitter, outside-installation machinist Installs ship machinery, for example propelling machinery, auxiliary motors, pumps, ventilating equipment, and steering gear, working from blueprints and using handtools, calipers, and micrometers.
- Lays out passage holes on bulkheads, decks, and other surfaces for connections, for example, shafting and steam lines.
- Installs below-deck auxiliaries, for example, evaporators, stills, heaters, pumps, condensers, and boilers, and connects them to steampipe systems.
- Tests and inspects installed machinery and equipment during dock and sea trials.
- May also set up and operate such machine shop tools as lathe, boring mill, planer, shaper, slotter, and milling machine to fabricate replacement parts.
Level of Education:
- Graduate of high school, GED, trade school, or industrial school.
- Shipyard apprenticeship program or supplemental vocational training beyond high school in shipboard installation trade.
Job Category: Shipboard Industrial
Job Title: Outside Machinist
- Minimum of five (5) years of shipboard experience in the modification, fabrication, repair, assembly, and installation of various metal structural parts of ships.
- Thorough knowledge of the principles, methods, and techniques used in the fabrication of mechanical components.
- Possess practical knowledge of mechanical equipment, structures, and metals; laying out, cutting, and shaping metals parts; and, positioning, alignment, and securing of parts and subassemblies.
- Performs layout, fabrication, assembly, installation, operation, maintenance, modification, and testing of mechanical components, apparatus, and equipment.
- Sets up and operates equipment, test apparatus, test equipment, diagnostic devices, and related equipment.
- Drafts detail drawings or sketches for drafting room completion or to request parts.
- Devises, fabricates, and assembles new or modified mechanical components or assemblies.
- Records test procedures and results, performs routine analysis and calculations; and makes recommendations for changes in equipment, product, or test methods.
Qualified applicants must be able to work aboard ships, climbing, bending, and working in confined spaces. Must be a U.S. citizen and be eligible for a government security clearance. Drug testing required before hiring.
Five (5) years experience in Auxiliary systems, including; HM&E system repair, installation, modification, and testing of Navy equipment or systems.
AIT is an EEO employer and does not discriminate against age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.