Outside Machinist
at Venture Dynamics

Date Posted: 11/11/2019

Job Description

Overhauls, repairs and installs major equipment and ancillary components, including their alignment in compliance with blueprints and/or contractual requirements.

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS, DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Accountable for completion of daily work assignments in safety, quality, schedule, and budget.

Works under limited direct supervision.

Creates and maintains a working environment for compliant with quality, safety, environmental, and health regulations and policies.

Studies blueprints, sketches, drawings, manuals, specifications, or sample part to determine dimensions and tolerances of finished work piece, sequence of operations, and set-up requirements.

Overhauls and repairs mechanical equipment as required.

Sets up and uses rigging equipment such as chain falls, ratchet hoists, lifting straps, shackles, eye bolts, and cables.

Make sketches and drawings used for instruction of lower class machinists and/or construction of parts required for the job. Prepare and install proper lockout/tagout to protect work.

Measures and fits metal and/or resin chocks for large machinery such as generators, main engines, reduction gears, etc.

Installs and aligns main propulsion units, diesel/steam turbines, propellers, shafts and other major auxiliary shipboard equipment.

Final alignment of pumps, motors, shafts, prop shafts, reduction gears, main engines, etc. without assistance.

Through departmental provided training and literature, become totally proficient in the work process of Hand Rigging, as well as disassembly/inspection/reassembly for MAIN PROPULSION AND STEERING GEAR (including Rudder) SYSTEMS.

May be assigned tasks outside craft as required.

Job Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The qualifications listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability desired.

Must be able to follow directions and work with limited supervision. Must be willing to work with and train subordinates.

Technically proficient in tasks, work processes, and equipment operation.

Must demonstrate the ability to read, interpret, and work from blueprints, job specifications, instruction manuals, manufacturer’s handbooks, change orders, and contract specifications.

Must understand metric to English and English to metric conversions.

Ability to work any assigned shift and ability to work assigned overtime.

Must comply with the Company’s “Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy” which expects that all relationships among persons in the workplace will be business like and free of bias, prejudice, and harassment

Knowledge of equipment, work processes and techniques used for outside machine operations.


Must comply with Company safety rules and OSHA standards. Must be physically and medically qualified to wear required personal protective equipment as prescribed under OSHA standards.


Must have own transportation
Must be US Citizen
Must pass drug and background screening and be eligible to obtain a Rapid Gate badge

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Contractor
  • Location: Norfolk, VA
  • Job Type: Other
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 11/11/2019

About Us

Venture Dynamics Enterprises, Inc. was founded in November 2000 with a full speed ahead pursuit of the Marine and Industrial workforce. We have built a solid foundation of professional and highly skilled tradesmen over the 11 years of business. Our business is maximizing workforce productivity through custom staffing solutions while minimizing customer's labor and administrative costs. We have effectively streamlined the hiring process so that our customers can meet project deadlines without going over budget. Our customers can enjoy a better bottom line while knowing the skilled labor they need is always readily available. Imagine being able to bid on multiple contracts or taking on various projects without the time and costs associated with hiring new employees.

With a proven and qualified workforce representing the full spectrum of trades, we take care to fully understand our customer's particular skilled trade requirements to match with a highly skilled candidate. Our experienced staff ensures our customers receive the best candidate for the position without a lengthy turnaround time. By acting as the perfect liaison between a skilled worker and a company that requires their service, we are able to build lasting partnerships with not only our customers, but with our workforce as well.

On top of joining the best skilled trade staffing company, Venture Dynamics offers:

  • Safety Incentive Programs
  • Referral Fee Program to reward employees who help us hire those in need of employment
  • Direct Hire Option for employees looking to get their foot in the door at a great company
  • Paycheck Direct Deposit

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