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Inside Machinist

US-CA-San Diego
1 week ago(1/11/2018 4:03 PM)
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Skilled Trades


The Inside Machinist (IM) shall perform and plan work from blue prints, sketches or a minimum of instruction from workload managers, engineers or scientists, checks specifications against dimensions or information furnished. Will work to tolerances as close as two ten thousandths of an inch. (.0002). Besides working with the standard ferrous metals, also works with exotic metals and plastics. Machines materials requiring unusual or compound angles, differential or compound indexing, multiple lead and various non-standard screw threads or parts having greatly interrelated dimensions or complex configurations. May be required to perform the machining operations on numerically controlled machine tools. Operates all of the machine shop machine tools such as lathes, boring mills, milling machines, shapers, planers, precision grinding machines, drill presses and other machines necessary to complete the fabrication of the hardware required by customer. Uses precision measuring instruments such as height gages, depth gages, verniers, micrometers, dial indicators, gage blocks and test instruments. Performs the bench work using the standard had tools of a journey-level machinist.



Operations – The IM shall work alone or with other workers to perform simple or complex tasks while following appropriate and safe procedures. Responsible for reporting to workload manager all discrepancies or unsatisfactory performance of equipment as well as unsafe conditions. Must be familiar and comply with all safetyregulations. Must wear appropriate safety equipment. Visual and sensory perception along with hand-eye coordination is required to operate equipment, detect deficiencies and make repairs; diagnose problems; and make installment of devices, equipment, parts, etc. The IM shall have a good familiarity of NAVFAC SW Safety and Health Requirement manual, instructions, agency equipment regulations and directives. Guidelines will include a variety of Federal, Department of Defense, and Department of Navy, Commander Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest publications, manuals, directives, standards, policies and procedures. Published guidance will be provided by the Government as needed.


Processing – The IM shall receive assignment from the workload manager in the form of oral or written instruction (work order) to perform a variety of machinist tasks. The IM shall work alone or with other workers to perform simple or complex tasks while following appropriate and safe procedures.


Housekeeping – The IM shall ensure all designated working areas are maintained in an orderly manner and continuously maintained free of trash and debris. At the end of each day, the general work areas shall be swept, supplies, materials, tools, and equipment shall be pick-up and stored, and the municipal trash containers will be emptied.


Technical Support – The IM shall receive work assignments through oral instructions provided by the workload manager. Specific assignments of work are provided with detailed instructions on all but the repetitive tasks. Work is checked during progress and upon completion for compliance with instructions, adherence to established practices and standards, and overall acceptability of work. A journeyman-level employee normally checks daily assignments. A Government employee gives advice on unusual problems and checks to see if completed work meets the requirement.


Meetings/Conferences – The IM shall participate in meetings with contractors, agencies, clients, and team members when required to do so.


Briefings – The IM shall participate in briefings when required to do so.


Updates – The IM shall provide monthly status report that summarizes the work efforts and accomplishments performed.


Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) – The IM shall comply with all PPE requirements of the Navy.



Experience Requirements –


The IM must possess the knowledge and skill of a journey-level machinist, exercising skill and ingenuity in using conventional machine tools and their attachments to perform machining processes. Must apply a great amount of knowledge and skill in using advanced shop mathematics to make computations necessary to perform such tasks as laying out work, setting up machines to machine pieces at unusual or compound angles or curves and determining exact angle and dimension necessary to locate and bore or grind precision holes or determining plate and gearing to be used and pin locations for differential, compound or angular indexing.


The IM must be skilled in performing work assignments which require accomplishing tasks or procedures such as those in machining rare metals, new metal alloys, plastics or other new material. Determines the best tooling material, tool types and machine settings and speeds to use in performing a particular machine operation using these new materials. Is skilled in making independent interpretation and translation of work orders, drawings and specifications requiring computing and establishing missing tolerances, dimensions and types of fits or finishes. Plans sequences of operations, which involve innovations in set ups, attachments, techniques and tooling.


May be required to set up and operate special machine tools such as electronically controlled jig bores or numerically controlled machine tools using trade knowledge and skill to contribute to the efficient use of these machines by suggesting and developing new set ups and machining operations. Has good knowledge of related trades in order to resolve problems concerning complex machining operations.


All Candidates must have/be:

a) Valid California “C” state driver’s license.
b) Strong communication skills in the English language, both written and oral.
c) U.S. citizenship or resident alien. Proof of US Citizenship or resident alien card will be required.

d) OSHA 10 - General Industry or Construction Certified before starting work.

e) Ability to perform regular and recurring field inspections, investigations, or surveys in which there is a considerable amount of walking, stooping, bending, and climbing.
f) Ability to perform work in an office setting, with occasional visits to construction sites. Work involves moderate risks of discomforts that require adherence to safety precautions.
g) Ability to acquire a Common Access Card (CAC).



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