2nd Class Outside Machinist

Job Details

2nd Class Outside Machinist

Norfolk, Virginia




Job Description


  • Outside Machinist needed.
  • 1st & 2nd shift.
  • All safety requirements.


  • Ability to apply basic machine shop math.
  • Demonstrates layout proficiency.
  • Disassembles various types of equipment and machinery common to maritime vessels and/or general industry including but not limited to pumps, valves, winches, gear boxes.
  • Assists in determining repairs and required to bring equipment to rebuilt status.
  • Proficient at setup and operation of drill presses.
  • Applies knowledge of materials including but not limited to bronze, brass, steel (mild and heat-treated), and stainless steels in fabrication and repairs.
  • Responsible for the application and care of all standard shop measuring and hand tools.
  • Properly cares for and safely uses hand and power tools and all company property.
  • Works with other crafts.
  • Overhaul, maintenance, testing of pumps, valves, turbines, condensers, shafts, rudders, winches.
  • Lays out passage holes on bulkheads, decks, and other surfaces for connections, such as shafting and steam lines.
  • Installs below deck auxiliaries, such as evaporators, stills, heaters, pumps, condensers, and boilers and connects them to steam pipe systems.
  • Remove, repair, modify or overhaul various types of marine shipboard equipment and system such as valves, pumps, hydraulics, turbines, reduction gears, generators, anchor windlass and steering gears.
  • Set up and operate portable machining tools and equipment.
  • Troubleshooting and repairing a variety of mechanical equipment may include ANSI pumps, various types of compressors, blowers, fans, gearboxes, extruders, mixers, agitators, and blenders.
  • Understand and act upon instruction.
  • Work independently to complete responsibilities.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Candidate must possess 3-5 or more years experience as a marine outside machinist.
  • Dry dock experience on shafts, rudders, stabilizers, and propellers is preferred.
  • Able to dissemble, repair, and install various types of equipment and machinery such as pumps, valves, winches, and gear boxes.
  • Capable of reading and interpreting blueprints and schematic drawings.
  • Must have own tools
  • Ability to work at heights, in confined spaces and observe ships working protocol.

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