BAE Systems Outside Machinist 1st Class Mechanic in Norfolk, Virginia

Job Description

Position Summary:

The First Class Mechanic performs a variety of skilled mechanical duties involving deck machinery, engine room work, general dock, rudders, shafting, propeller work, and testing. The First Class Mechanic will have working knowledge of equipment operation for assembly, installation and testing; records work performed and follows specified safety policies and procedures.

Key Responsibilities & Functional Knowledge:

This list is representative of the key areas of responsibility and functional knowledge required of a first class mechanic in the Outside Machinist shop. A first class mechanic must demonstrate an advanced knowledge of the skills, functional knowledge and abilities required to perform tasks in these and related areas of responsibility.

Advanced knowledge means that the mechanic understands how to perform tasks in these categories (including, but not limited to, the specific tasks identified below) and is able to complete them independently and teach others how to complete the tasks. This also means that the mechanic has the necessary level of knowledge of the equipment, protective gear, and machinery required to complete these tasks. A first class mechanic also is expected to strategize independently and problem-solve as appropriate.

  • General Machinist Knowledge

  • Use of measuring devices (rulers, micrometers, dial indicators, depth mics, scales, etc.)

  • Use of trade hand tools

  • Use of power tools (electric drills, saws, grinders, drill presses, etc.)

  • Blueprints

  • Read advanced blueprints

  • Customer Equipment

  • Care and protection of customer equipment to include wrapping and protection equipment with various materials (wood, plastic, rubber, etc.)

  • General Knowledge of Ship Systems (know and overhaul the following systems)

  • Distilling Plants

  • Steam Plant

  • Diesel Plant

  • Hydraulics systems

  • Gas turbine

  • Stationary and Portable Power Tool Operation

  • Electrical

  • Pneumatic

  • Hydraulic

  • Valve Overhaul

  • Identify the different types of valves to include safety valves, globe valves, gate valves, etc.

  • Know applications of different valve types and understand what systems it is defined for

  • Use of operation valves

  • Remove and replace valves

  • Repair and general overhaul of valves

  • Reach Rods/ Valve Operators

  • Knowledgeable regarding different types of rods and valve operators

  • Knowledgeable regarding the different parts to include rods, universal joint, hand wheels, etc.

  • Understand the different types and usage of reach rods and valve operators

  • Set reach rods and valve operators up for operation

  • Pump Overhaul

  • Knowledgeable regarding pump overhauls and parts

  • Remove and reinstall pump

  • Pump Alignments

  • Proficient in the performance of the pump alignment process to include one of the following:

  • Face and rim

  • Indicator Revers method

  • Magnetic coupling

  • laser

  • Deck Machinery

  • Proficient in the repairs of the following types of deck machinery:

  • Anchor Windlass

  • Sliding Pad Eye

  • Boat Davit

  • Capstans

  • Repair, clean, remove and install deck machinery

  • Rudders

  • Work with and operate rudders

  • Knowledgeable regarding rudder parts

  • Remove and reinstall rudders

  • Shafting

  • Knowledgeable regarding parts of a shaft (liners, journals, etc.)

  • Remove, install and repair shafts

  • Line Shaft Bearings

  • Knowledgeable regarding line shaft bearings

  • Remove, repair and install line shaft bearings

  • Propellers

  • Know the differences between the types of propellers (Fixed and Variable Pitched)

  • Knowledgeable regarding the parts of a propeller

  • Repair, remove, install and test propellers

  • Controllable Pitch Propeller Systems

  • Knowledgeable regarding operations and parts

  • Repair, install and test systems

Required Skills and Education

Minimum education requirements: High school diploma/GED.

Minimum relevant experience: 7 to 8 yrs.

Practical Theory Requirements:

A first class mechanic must demonstrate an advanced understanding of repairs to various shipboard equipment. Knowledge of job planning and executing, proper tool selection, assisting in training of other junior mechanics, helpers and handypersons with minimal supervision.

Other Requirements:

  • Must be able to read, write and comprehend simple instructions

  • Must be able to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions in written, oral or diagram form

  • Must be able to calculate and understand units of measure, including fractions and decimals

  • Must know how to measure using a scale and tape measure

  • Must be able to wear applicable PPE (Hard hat, safety goggles, gloves, steel toes shoes, ear protection)

  • Must be able to obtain a government access badge.

This job description does not include all activities, duties or responsibilities required for this position. The key duties, responsibilities and requirements identified in this description are subject to modification by the Company (in consultation with the Union, as appropriate) at any time.

About BAE Systems Platforms & Services

BAE Systems is a premier global defense and security company with approximately 90,000 employees delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support and services. Platforms & Services designs, develops, produces, supports, maintains, modernizes and upgrades armored combat vehicles, wheeled vehicles, naval guns, surface ship combatants, commercial vessels, missile launchers, artillery systems, military ordnance, and protective wear and armor. Equal Opportunity Employer: Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression

Outside Machinist 1st Class Mechanic


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