Tradesmen International, Inc. Marine Outside Machinist in NORFOLK, Virginia


If you are a Marine Outside Machinist and want to be a part of the nation’s elite marine skilled workforce, this is your chance to advance your career.

Tradesmen International is proud to employ America’s best marine-dedicated craftsmen. If you are a marine-experienced craftsman who emphasizes safety, productivity and superior craftsmanship, we want you to join our team.

We are recognized internationally as a leading source for reliable, skilled craftsmen with thousands of employees serving the world’s best shipyards and yacht builders. With hundreds of active partners, we have plenty of great shipyard employment opportunities. We offer consistent work, top pay, benefits, and safety training to our employees.



Five years commercial/naval experience as a First Class Machinist.

Recommended Skills:

Familiarity with OSHA regulations relative to the shipbuilding industry.

Installation of hull inserts.

Familiarity with fasteners

Ability to comprehend complex drawings, blueprints, diagrams, and sketches.

Use of lapping and blue checking tools. Liner sizes/soft foot

Working knowledge of shipbuilding terms and nomenclature.

Operate lathe.

Valve overhaul (steam and wog)

AC & refrigeration repair.

Installation of lift check valve.

Steam plant cleanliness knowledge

Air conditioning hydro.

Installation of main engine, propulsion plant machinery and equipment.

System cleanliness grade knowledge.

Installation of aircraft elevator.

Testing main engine.

Hydrostatic testing.

Installation of anchor windlass.

Installation of mast and antenna.

Lube oil flushing.

Installation of arresting gear.

Installation of noise equipment.

Precision instruments.

Installation of ballast tanks.



Test boiler operations.

Optical alignment.

Hydrostatic testing of systems.

Install boiler tube replacement.

Installation of sea valves.

System Grooming

Operate boring bar.

Installation of VALVE AND PUMP packing.

Valve overhaul.

Operate cargo crane.

Operate portable milling/drill machine.

Generator and steam turbine work.


Pump/motor INSTALLATION AND alignment (M-179 & JX).

Operate centrifugal pump.

Install turbine.

Fit and blue check liners.

Installation of condenser/heat exchanger tube.

Operate watertight compartment.

Flange makeup.

Installation of deck ordinance.

Installation of winch.

Installation of steam valves.

Installation of diesel.

Installation of weapons elevator.

Shafting and bearing work

Distilling plant test.

Installation of hydraulic components.

Installation of low/high pressure air compressor.

Installation of deck or hanger doors.

Understanding of basic ship systems

Required Safety Training / Qualifications:

Leased Labor Provider Company (LLPC) shall provide employees who have completed the following safety training and /or medical clearance. Leased Labor Provider Company shall provide documentation (copy of training, records, medical clearances, etc.) on Company Letterhead to Newport News Environmental, Health and Safety Department (O27) for review and approval prior to assignment of employees to work at Newport News.

All Personal Protective Equipment (PPE*) is to be provided by the Leased Labor Provider Company. All Personal Protective Equipment provided by the Leased Labor Provider Company shall meet the requirements of OSHA and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and /or as specified by Newport News.

  1. Confined space trained in accordance with OSHA Standards 29 CFR 1915 Subpart B.

  2. Hazard communication trained in accordance with OSHA Standard 29CFR 1915.1200 (1910.1200) (h) – (1) through (3) (iv).

  3. Respirator trained and qualified. A Respirator Medical Clearance Examination as required by a Physician. The Respirator Training and Fit Testing will meet the requirements of Standard 29CFR1910.134 and each individual shall be trained in a negative-pressure type respirator, MSA COMFO CLASSIC (with MSA approved vapors and dust filter cartridges to be provided for them respirators by the LLPC). Newport News requires the use of a MSA COMFO CLASSIC Respirator only (approximate weight 12 oz.). Daily use of respirator may occur.

Company Details:

Tradesmen International, America’s elite skilled labor force, is seeking experienced Outside Machinists to join our team. We are recognized internationally as a leading source for reliable, skilled machinists with thousands of employees across North America. With more than 5,000 active clients we have a plenty of great opportunities for skilled marine outside machinists that want to be the best in their field. We offer consistent work, top pay, benefits, and employment opportunities in most major markets throughout North America.

In addition to consistent work, top pay, and employment opportunities, we provide a benefits package that is among the best in the industry. Our comprehensive benefits encourage our employees and their families to build a lifelong relationship with us.

  • Vacation Pay

  • Health insurance

  • Dental and vision plan

  • Prescription drug plan

  • Life insurance

  • Short-term disability

  • 401(k) profit-sharing savings plan

  • Incentive programs

  • Tool purchase programs

Tradesmen International is an EO employer - M/F/Veteran/Disability

Recruiter Name:

Kevin Hawk

Recruiter Phone Number:




Req ID 2017-134292

Posted Date 8/3/2017

Category Marine Trades - Outside Machinist

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