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Outside Machinist I Hyperbarics

Department: MRG
Location: Portsmouth, VA

Epsilon Systems Mission Readiness Group is currently seeking a full-time Outside Machinist I for the Hyperbarics Division in Portsmouth, VA.


Repairs, modifies or overhauls various types of equipment or systems related to hyperbaric and diver life support systems. Sets up and operates portable machining tools or equipment with constant supervision.


  • Reports directly to the Program Manager. Once assigned reports directly to the project Foreman in the performance of his/her responsibilities.
  • Strictly adheres to corporate, federal, state and local safety regulations prior to setting up or operating any machinery.
  • Ensures that all Epsilon Systems Mission Readiness Group Personnel Protective Equipment (PPE) are worn and that all damaged PPE is discarded.
  • Strictly adheres to safety, quality standards.
  • Maintains good housekeeping practices; turning off machines when not in use, disposing of waste properly, sweeping the area, etc.
  • Ensures all tools listed on the “Required Tools List” are available for use within two weeks of your employment.
  • Ensures that all requirements of the Epsilon Systems Mission Readiness Group Quality Assurance Manual are followed when invoked by QA Workbook, Work Package (WP), Work Instructions (WI) and/or other guidance given by management.
  • Notifies Foreman of any unsatisfactory condition(s) identified during the production operation (i.e.; repair, modification, etc.).
  • Follows detailed repair procedures and instructions (e.g.; QA Workbooks, Work packages steps, RECs, CWPs, FWPs, TGIs etc.) required to complete the production operations.
  • Performs as Team Member, cooperating with the efforts of other trades during an installation, modification or repair operation.
  • Performs component and/or system troubleshooting to diagnose the problem and provide most cost-effective recommendation for completing repairs.
  • Performs and/or verifies mechanical alignments.
  • Ensures control and assumes responsibility for Level-1 material controls in accordance with Epsilon Systems Mission Readiness Group Instructions.
  • Performs installation, repair, overhaul or modification in place or in shop to mechanical systems and components (e.g.; Valves, Actuators, Cylinders, Accumulators, Pumps, Launchers etc.).
  • Assists with the performance of on-site field service for system grooms and checkouts, minor repairs and system configuration validation.
  • Prepares and installs equipment or system alterations (e.g.; TEMPALTs, SHIPALTs, ORDALTs, etc.) IAW the directives (i.e.; instructions, drawings, MILSPECs, etc.).
  • Assists in rigging when necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • High school diploma/equivalent, Apprenticeship Diploma/additional vocational courses or technical school graduate; and/or military and/or civilian experience with marine mechanical systems in a repair department or shipyard.
  • One to two years’ job experience.
  • Has knowledge of the trade qualifications and performs as an entry level Outside Machinist.
  • Must be able to understand and perform the basic set up, alignment, and operation of various portable tools and hand tools used in the trade.
  • Has working knowledge of shipboard mechanical systems (repair/installation practices, procedures, alignments and troubleshooting) and blue print reading.
  • Ability to use such precision measuring instruments as height gauges, depth gauges, calipers, verniers, lay-out tools, tachometers, thermometers, vibration indicators
  • Possesses the ability to accurately record readings and measurements as well as complete documentation, repair, and testing of equipment. Will assist in rigging evolutions when necessary.
  • Communicates effectively
  • Works independently or in a group.
  • Ability to do basic math, i.e. add, subtract, divide and multiply.
  • Ability to read, write, speak, and comprehend English.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain National Security Clearance Level Secret.
  • Ability to obtain access to military and government installations worldwide.
  • Ability to travel for extended periods several times per year.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Current security clearance

ADA Notations:

  • Requires walking, reaching, sitting and concentration in the presence of occasional and loud noises.
  • Able to move in narrow and restricted passageways, up/down steep and narrow ladders or stairways, and up and down antenna masts/yardarms (onboard ships).
  • Able to lift, carry and move objects up to 50 lbs. in weight.
  • Must have manual and finger dexterity; able to grasp, manipulate, assemble small objects.
  • Able to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
  • Able to perceive and distinguish normal range of colors.
  • May be required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) including but not limited to: hard hat, safety glasses/goggles, ear plugs/muffs, masks/respirators, safety vests, gloves and steel-toe boots.

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