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BAE Systems

Outside Machinist Improver 2nd shift (81359BR)




Full Time


San Diego, California, United States

Job Description BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair is seeking 2nd Shift Outside Machinist Improvers that will support Journeypersons and Crew Leaders in hands-on responsibilities for the removal, installation and testing of main and auxiliary shipboard equipment including but not limited to: MRGs, pumps, hydraulics, steam equipment, valves, propellers, bearing, etc.

  • Machinist Improvers may work in dry dock, shop or shipboard environments.
  • Work occurs in various stages of repair and modernization of Naval and Commercial Ships.
  • Outside Machinists operate a wide variety of tools and machinery.
  • Performs additional related tasks as assigned, some of which are essential to the position.
  • Shifts (Must be able to work a variety of shift)
    1st shift 6:00 and – 2:30 pm
    2nd shift 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Required Education, Experience, & Skills
  • High School Diploma with 2+ years' shipboard machinist experience OR equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • General knowledge of ship layout and ability to read Technical Manuals & Drawings, Basic Specs, etc.
  • Ability to work in dry dock, shop and shipboard environments.
  • Ability to work at heights, in confined spaces and have the ability to climb staircases and ladders of varying sizes.
  • Must be able to read precision tools (i.e. micrometers and verniers).
  • Mechanical background required (i.e. diesel, testing, steam plant, shafting, boring, etc).
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain DBIDS.
  • Must be able to use hand tools and power tools safely and efficiently.
  • Ability to lift 35 – 55 lbs on a daily basis.
  • Must pass BAE Systems Drug and Physical Exam.
About BAE Systems Platforms & Services BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it’s what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts – defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team—making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you’ll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference.

The Platforms & Services (P&S) sector under BAE Systems, Inc does the big stuff: the armored combat vehicles, naval guns, missile launchers, and naval ship repair…just to name a few. Our employees take pride in the work they do and why they do it. They are on the front lines every day, building our products to protect the lives of those who serve. We may be biased, but we think P&S does some of the coolest work around, and we think you will too.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:
At BAE Systems, we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where employees are valued and feel like they belong. We are conscious of the need for all employees to see themselves reflected at every level of the company and know that in order to unlock the full potential of our workforce, everyone must feel confident being their best, most sincere self and be equipped to thrive. We provide impactful professional development experiences to our employees and invest in social impact partnerships to uplift communities and drive purposeful change. Here you will find significant opportunities to do meaningful work in an environment intentionally designed to be one where you will learn, grow and belong.