Job Description


Shipyard Staffing is currently seeking Outside Machinists in Newport News, VA. Outside Machinists are assigned responsibility for installing, grooming and testing the ships major mechanical components and systems. Work occurs on commercial or naval ships in various stages of new construction, overhaul or repair. Examples of ships components work on are steam turbines, reduction gears, propellers, reactor components, catapults, weapons systems, periscopes and can be as diverse as laundry, food service or refrigeration equipment. Outside machinists operate a wide variety of tools and machinery. The tools range from wrenches and screwdrivers to complex and sophisticated equipment such as saws, drill presses, optical equipment, mills, portable machines, boring equipment, precision grinders, instruments and lathes.



Outside Machinist Requirements:

  • Qualified candidates must have four years of commercial/naval experience as a First Class Machinist.

  • The candidate must be able to understand written instructions and strong math skills are essential.

  • Candidates must be able to work at extreme heights or small confined spaces.

  • Must be able to kneel, squat, crawl, bend, stoop, and climb as well as work indoors or outdoors year round in all weather conditions.

  • Must be able to lift 40 lbs and must take and pass a respirator fit test.

  • Must be able to work assigned shift as production needs.


For immediate consideration, please send your resume to


Shipyard Staffing Benefits:

  • Medical Coverage

  • Dental

  • Vision

  • Referral Bonus Program


At Shipyard Staffing we are "Empowering the People who Empower the World". Construction and Defense contractors are the ones on the front lines building the infrastructure and assets that power our nation. We aim to make placement easier and more accessible while providing a better experience for these contractors and clients.


Shipyard Staffing is a drug free company. Shipyard Staffing is an EOE AA/M/F/VHo/D.

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