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Machinery Tester

Date: Aug 21, 2019

Location: San Diego, CA, US, 92113

Company: National Steel and Shipbuilding Com


Shift:                         1st

Security Clearance: No Clearance



Job Summary


Installs, maintains, and repairs ship's main propulsion and auxiliary systems including, but not limited to Steam, Gas Turbine, Diesel propulsion, propulsion shafting, propellers, rudders and steering engines.  Installs, repairs and maintains ship's fluid systems including, but not limited to; pumps, compressors, purifiers, heat exchangers, hydraulic motors actuators and valves.  Tests installed equipment to ensure systems meet specifications.  Installs and tests various shop equipment.  May perform responsibilities solely in the Test & Trials department.  Performs other related tasks as assigned, some of which may become essential to the position.


Qualification Standards


High school or equivalent education preferred.  Minimum three years in related experience or three years in any of the following U. S. Navy ratings: MM, En, BT or MR are required.  Must have training in machine shop, hardware alignment and blueprint reading.  Need good mechanical skills.  Must have ability to use hand tools and to read technical manuals.  Need good knowledge of ship layout.  Must have ability to work at heights and confined spaces, access and move around ships safely.


Essential Job Tasks


  • Must have the ability to read and comprehend Technical Manuals in English. 
  • Must read and understand blueprints, mechanical drawings, hydraulic and pneumatic schematics.
  • Must measure with precision using English and Metric precision micrometers.  Verniers and calipers.
  • Ability to work closely within given tolerances.
  • Ability to use calculators to solve standard mathematical formulas.
  • Must maintain constant safety awareness.
  • Ability to safely use hand tools, power tools, portable drilling, boring and milling tools to install, maintain and repair machinery


Materials, Tools Equipment, Work Aids


Measuring devices, high speed drills, hand tools, power tools, torquing wrenches, and ship equipment such as engines, transmissions, radar equipment.


Physical/Mental Involvement


Lifting, carrying parts and supplies up to 50 - 65 lbs.  Standing, walking, pushing, pulling, kneeling, crawling, reclining, climbing, balancing, stooping, reaching, handling, fingering, feeling, seeing and hearing.  Rigging and yarding machinery.


Environmental Factors


Works in tight confined work spaces on board ship, units and blocks.  Works at varied heights.  Is exposed to various temperatures, wind and humid conditions.  Is exposed to fumes, odors and dust.  Works with toxic and caustic chemicals.  Is constantly exposed to loud machinery and tool noise.


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