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HII MECHANICAL - WATER JET MACHINIST (MECH TECH H 3) - 1ST SHIFT

Location: 

Newport News, Virginia, United States

Date:  Nov 25, 2021

Job Description

Sets up and operates a variety of machine tools such as lathes, milling machines, shapers, planers, and precision grinders to make metal parts, mechanisms, tools, or machines to exacting tolerances and dimensions. Interprets blueprints, sketches, and engineering specifications; determines sequence of operations, number of cuts required, and method of setup; uses a variety of machinist's hand tools and precision measuring instruments; makes standard shop computations relating to dimensions of work, tooling, feeds, and speeds; measures, marks, and scribes dimensions and reference points to lay out stock for machining; fits and assembles precision parts into mechanical equipment and determines material, parts, and equipment required. May modify numerically controlled programs on numerically controlled (NC) machines. May monitor and verify quality in accordance with statistical process or other control procedures. Typically requires completion of a formal apprenticeship or equivalent training and experience.

HII Mechanical is hiring experienced Water Jet CNC Machinist. Position will support operations for 1st shift at our Newport News locations, however candidates must be able to work any shift. Must have Water Jet operation & maintenance experience and be able to read and understand blueprints/drawings. Sets up, operates, and maintains a Water Jet machine to specified tolerances and dimensions. Interprets blueprints, sketches, and engineering specifications.

  • Sets up items, loads program files, locates correct positions, and completes cutting in accordance with specification.
  • Makes standard shop computations relating to dimensions of work, tooling, feeds, and speeds; measures, marks, and scribes dimensions and reference points to lay out stock for machining.
  • Uses a variety of machinist's hand tools and precision measuring instruments.
  • Supports with daily maintenance of the machine, PM’s & replacement of normal wear & tear items. (mixing tubes, orifices, high pressure lines & fittings)
  • Supports the maintenance department in performance of major mechanical repairs of the machine. Includes rebuilds of articulating wrists, bearings, Intensifiers, etc.  Installs precision parts into mechanical equipment and determines material, parts, and equipment required.
  • Modifies or creates basic geometry programs, or run in MDI for cutting of simple items or scrapping out leftover plates.
  • Verifies machine accuracy each shift through test cuts, and supports as needed with recalibrating the machines accuracy.

Basic Qualifications

High School diploma or equivalent and 5 years additional education and/or related experience; Apprentice graduate/ Associate's Degree in relevant discipline and 3 years of related experience. May require certification.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience Preferred on the operation & maintenance of a Water Jet Machine. 
  • Plasma Table or CNC Milling Experience may be acceptable in lieu of Water Jet experience, and will be evaluated by the hiring manager.
  • Experience with a FLOW Water Jet Machine is highly preferred.

Req ID: 5216 

Department: N960 NNI -OPERATIONS 

Entity: NN INDUSTRIAL (0272) 

Travel Required: Yes, 10%-25% of the time 

Shift: 1st 

Relocation: No relocation assistance available 

Education: High School Diploma/GED 

Virtual/Telework Opportunity: No-Teleworking is not available for this position 

US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes 

Clearance Type: No - Clearance Not Required to Start  
 

Who We Are - About HII 

 

EEO Statement:

Huntington Ingalls Industries is an Equal Opportunity/Vets and Disabled Employer. U.S. Citizenship may be required for certain positions.

 

As a condition of employment with Newport News Shipbuilding, you are required to provide proof that you are fully vaccinated for COVID 19 or fit within an exemption under the law.  Accordingly, employment is conditioned on providing proof of vaccination or having an approved exemption prior to starting employment. 

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