Outside Machinist

MK Industries | Newport News, VA

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Posted Date 4/03/2024

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 become an industry leader in staffing and recruiting.

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

MK Industries is urgently hiring skilled trades to join the MK Team.

Start Date: ASAP

*INCREASED Pay * $27.31 per hour, plus $120.00 a day per diem, non-local

Job Description

Four years of naval experience as a First Class Machinist

Recommended Skills

  • Familiarity with OSHA regulations in 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
  • Working knowledge of shipbuilding terms 
  • Operate lathe
  • Valve overhaul (steam and wog)
  • A/C & refrigeration repair
  • Installation of a lift check valve
  • Steam plant cleanliness knowledge
  • A/C hydro
  • Installation of main engine, propulsion plant machinery
  • Installation of aircraft elevator
  • Testing Main engine
  • Hydrostatic testing
  • Installation on the anchor windlass
  • Installation of mast and antenna
  • Lube oil flushing
  • installation of ballast tanks
  • Refluer
  • Drilling/tapping
  • 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
  • ALRE
  • Pump/motor installation
  • Operate centrifugal pump
  • Install turbine
  • Fit and blue check liners
  • Installation of condenser/heater exchange
  • Operatewatertight compartment
  • Flange makeup
  • Install deck ordinance
  • Installation of winch
  • Installation of Steam valves, weapons elevator
  • Shafting and bearing work
  • Distilling plant test
  • Installation of hydraulic components and low/high-pressure compressor
  • Installation of deck or hanger doors
  • Understanding of basic ship systems


  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Paid Time Off
  • Weekly Pay

Learn more at mkindustries.com and see a full list of available positions. 





Salary27.31 Hour
Per Diem
Per Diem Offered
Per Diem Amount
Hrs per week
min 40
Project length
12 months
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