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Outside Machinist Specialist (PMAV)

Department: MRG
Location: San Diego, CA

Epsilon Systems Solutions, Inc. is currently seeking a full-time Outside Machinist Specialist in National City, CA.


Repair, modify or overhaul various types of equipment or systems. Set up and operate portable machining tools or equipment.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Reports to the Resource Manager. Once assigned to a project, reports directly to the project Foreman in the performance of his/her responsibilities. In the absence of the Foreman, he/she will report to an individual designated by the Foreman. These responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
  • Strict adherence to corporate, federal, state and local safety regulations prior to setting up or operating any machinery. In sure that all Epsilon Systems Mission Readiness Group Personnel Protective Equipment (PPE) are worn and that all damaged PPE is discarded.
  • Maintain good housekeeping practices; turning off machines when not in use, disposing of waste properly, sweeping the area, etc.
  • Notify Foreman of any unsatisfactory condition(s) identified during the production operation (i.e.; repair, modification, etc.).
  • Follow detailed repair procedures and instructions (e.g.; QA Workbooks, Work packages steps, RECs, CWPs, FWPs, TGIs etc.) required to complete the production operations.
  • Perform as Team Member, cooperating with the efforts of other trades during an installation, modification or repair operations.
  • Coordinating the efforts of other trades during an installation, modification or repair operation. Perform component and/or system troubleshooting to diagnose the problem and provide most cost-effective recommendation for completing repairs. Perform and/or verify mechanical alignments.
  • Ensure control and assume responsibility for Level-1 material controls in accordance with Epsilon Systems Mission Readiness Group Instructions.
  • Perform installation, repair, overhaul or modification in place or in shop to mechanical systems and components (e.g.; Valves, Actuators, Cylinders, Accumulators, Pumps, Launchers etc.).
  • Perform component and/or system troubleshooting to diagnose problems. Assist with the performance of on-site field service for system grooms and checkouts, minor repairs and system configuration validation.
  • Prepare and install equipment or system alterations (e.g.; TEMPALTs, SHIPALTs, ORDALTs, etc.) IAW the directives (i.e.; instructions, drawings, MILSPECs, etc.).

Required Qualifications:

  • High School/GED with Apprenticeship Diploma and additional vocational courses or technical school graduate; and/or military and/or civilian experience with marine mechanical systems in a repair department or shipyard. Knowledge and practical skills tests may be required.
  • 8+ years of related experience.
  • Requires no supervision and excels in all qualifications, is an expert in all tasks required as an Outside Machinist and will provide mentoring to junior craftsman.
  • Will be able to understand and perform the set-up, alignment, and operation of various portable tools and hand tools used in the trade as well as the ability to use all precision measuring instruments as height gauges, depth gauges, calipers, veneers, lay-out tools, tachometers, thermometers, vibration indicators and possess the ability to accurately record readings and measurements as well as complete documentation, repair, and testing of equipment.
  • Must possess a basic understanding of the English language in order to read, write, complete, and comprehend instructions, blueprints, and other work documents.
  • Must have the ability to interpret and work from complex blueprints, sketches and specifications, and have experience in the disassembly, repair, installation, testing and inspection of ship machinery such as, but not limited to, propelling machinery, pumps, valves, launchers, discharge machinery, ventilation equipment, steering gear, evaporators, heaters, condensers, propulsion plants, torpedo tubes, shutter doors, antennae mast mechanical groups.
  • Must have knowledge of rigging equipment and be able to identify damaged and/or worn equipment. Must be able to lead rigging teams in medium to larger rigging tasks.

ADA Notations:

  • Requires walking, reaching, sitting and concentration in the presence of occasional noise.
  • 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.

Epsilon Systems Solutions Inc. and its subsidiaries are proud to be Equal Employment and Affirmative Action employers, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veterans.

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