Outside Machinist

MK Industries | Newport News, VA

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Posted Date 2/01/2024

MK Industries is hiring Outside Machinists in Newport News, VA


Why choose us?

MK Industries knows a company’s success begins with its employees, and your success begins with the right career move. With 25+ years of experience, we have grown to become an industry leader in the staffing and recruiting space.

Coast to Coast, we got you! For the past 25+ years, we have employed thousands of exceptional employees while partnering with top clientele in every industry nationwide.

MK Industries is urgently hiring skilled trades to join the MK team fulfilling hours throughout the area. Partner with your 1.1 recruiter to gain access to available hours & ensure your needs are being met!

Start Date: ASAP

*INCREASED* Pay Ranges: Up to $27.31 per hour, based on experience plus $120.00 a day per diem, non-local

Job Description

Four years of 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 a 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 the 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 a 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 a 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


  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Consistent Work
  • Industry-leading pay
  • People First Culture
  • Weekly Pay

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MK Industries is an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.


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