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Aerotek Outside Machinist in San Diego, California


Installs, maintains, and repairs ship's propulsion and auxiliary systems; including, but not limited to, Steam, Turbine, Electrical, and Diesel propulsion systems, rudders and steering gear, elevators, and Navy UNREP systems. Installs, repairs, and maintains ship's fluid systems which include pumps, compressors, purifiers, heat exchangers, actuators and valves. Tests equipment to ensure systems meets specifications. Installs and tests various shop equipment. Repair, troubleshoot, and perform maintenance on boilers, pumps, and valves. Working aboard ships on auxiliary equipment, pumps values, boiler systems Performs major and specialized mechanical overhaul and repair work on gasoline and marine engines, outboard motors, and related marine equipment and systems using schematic charts and technical manuals. Establishes and maintains a preventive maintenance program for marine engines and related marine research equipment. Tests marine engines and equipment to determine need for repairs or adjustments. Repairs and maintains hydraulic equipment and valves. Operates hand and power tools associated with marine engine and equipment repair. Assists in fabrication of equipment.


Outside machinist, engineman, machinist mate, boilers, overhauls, valves, pumps, diesel, propulsion equipment, Blueprint, Machining, Marine, Valve repair, Valves, Boiler, Hydraulics, Shipyard, Engine, Repair, Diesel engine, Machinist Mate, MM, Engineman, EN, Gas Turbine Systems Technician Mechanic, GSM, Mechanic, Hull Technician, HT, Boiler Technician, BT, Aviation Machinist Mate, AD, Construction Mechanic, CM, GS, Troubleshooting

Top Skills Details:

Outside Machinist Propulsion Engines Auxiliary equipment

Additional Skills & Qualifications:

Ideal candidate will be a journeyman level Outside Machinist (5+ years) Minimum three years of experience in a related field, or graduate of a Diesel or Aircraft Mechanic training school, or three years in any of the following Navy ratings: MM (BT), AD, CM, EN, GS, HT, or MR. Experienced working on board Ships on auxiliary equipment, Diesel engines, Propulsion shafting repairs is a plus Must have the ability to read and interpret mechanical drawings, written instructions/ technical manuals. Must read have the ability to read and comprehend hydraulic and pneumatic diagrams Must be capable assembling/ installing complex mechanical systems, while meeting alignment criteria of systems and equipment. Proficient in use of precision measurement tools. Must understand both Imperial and Metric measuring systems. Must have shop mathematic skills, with understanding of geometry, trigonometry, and work with decimals and fractions. Ability to safely use hand and power tools and portable machining tools. Ideally, candidates need to have some shipyard experience working for an actual company after their Navy experience. Historically, they have not assessed every E4 MM getting out of the Navy. If transitioning straight out of the Navy candidates, ideally will have at least 6+ years’ experience, but there still hasn’t been consistency on NASSCO’s end that they will be selected to assess.

Navy Ranks:

E3 = 4th class C level Candidate E4 = 3rd class B level Candidate E5 = 2nd class A level Candidate E6 = 1st class A+ level Candidate

Experience Level:

Intermediate Level

About Aerotek:

We know that a company's success starts with its employees. We also know that an individual's success starts with the right career opportunity. As a Best of Staffing® Client and Talent leader, Aerotek's people-focused approach yields competitive advantage for our clients and rewarding careers for our contract employees. Since 1983, Aerotek has grown to become a leader in recruiting and staffing services. With more than 250 non-franchised offices, Aerotek's 8,000 internal employees serve more than 300,000 contract employees and 18,000 clients every year. Aerotek is an Allegis Group company, the global leader in talent solutions. Learn more at

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.