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Diesel Mechanic 2

Date: Jul 10, 2019

Location: Norfolk, VA, US, 23523

Company: National Steel and Shipbuilding Com

Shift : ALL

Security Clearance: No Clearance


General Dynamics NASSCO-Norfolk is the consolidation of two great shipyards that have operated in the Port of Hampton Roads, Virginia for more than 50 years - the former Metro Machine Corporation and the former Earl Industries.  Along with our facilities in Bremerton, Washington, our expertise encompasses experience on more than 450 ships, a Master Ship Repair Agreement (MSRA) contract, and the maintenance and repair of aircraft carriers and ships from the Navy's amphibious fleet.




  • Must meet all Journeyman Diesel Mechanic 1 requirements
  • Must have ability to set up dial indicators and perform an alignment check
  • Must be able to identify and properly use diesel specialty tools
  • Must have knowledge and competency of shaft alignments
  • Must have the ability to read and understand QA-17s and documentation purposes
  • Must have knowledge of applicable NAVSEA Standard Items and OSHA standards
  • Must be able to identify proper procedures when safety hazards are encountered
  • Must be familiar with chemicals used and when they are used, the environmental and  biological impact of the chemicals, and the proper way to dispose of chemicals and waste




  • Must be able to assist with replacing, repairing and testing diesel engine components
  • Must have good housekeeping skills
  • Must be able to identify safety hazards
  • Must have knowledge of hot work requirements, rules and regulations
  • Must be familiar with applicable NAVSEA Standard Items and OSHA standards
  • Must know how to use and take care of hand and power tools
  • Must have knowledge of precision and measuring instruments, understand their basic uses and identify those required for the job
  • Must be able to calculate metric conversions
  • Must have knowledge of Expanded Process Control Procedure /Process Control Procedure/CWP requirements
  • Must have knowledge of metal and the make-up of metals
  • Must be able to identify thread pitch and size
  • Must be WAF trained
  • Must be able to read tech manuals and drawings
  • Must be able to perform their job safely
  • Must know what P.P.E. to use and when
  • Must be able to navigate a ship and understand compartment designation
  • Must understand ship nomenclature
  • Must understand the purpose and information contained in Safety Data Sheets
  • Must understand the process and procedure for spills


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Vision Requirements: The worker is required to have visual acuity to perform an activity such as: operating machines where the seeing job is at or within arm’s reach or performing mechanical or skilled trades tasks of a non-repetitive nature such as ones by electricians, technicians, service people, painters, mechanics, etc.


Additional/Unique Requirements:  Must be able to climb on and around ships and walk to other yard areas and requires extended periods of standing and walking (75%). Inspections and work may require climbing ladders, working at heights, walking on scaffolding and observing co-workers using tools and equipment. Lifting/carrying tools and parts weighing up to 50 lbs. on frequent basis.  Standing, bending, sitting, reaching, pushing, pulling, crouching, kneeling, handling, finger dexterity, feeling, eye/hand/foot coordination, seeing, hearing required. Selecting appropriate tools for jobs, as per trade classification. Works in tight, confined work spaces on board ship and is exposed to varied temperatures, wind, wet and humid conditions, fumes, odors and dust, vibrations from ship and hand tools, constant moving machinery, possible toxic and caustic chemicals.



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Nearest Major Market: Hampton Roads

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