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BAE Systems

Outside Machinist Improver



Full Time

On Site


San Diego, California, United States

Job Description

Outside Machinist Improvers will support Crew Leaders and Journeypersons in hands-on responsibilities for the removal, installation and testing of main and auxiliary shipboard equipment including but not limited to: MRGs, pumps, hydraulics and 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 am – 2:30 pm
2nd shift 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Pay Information:

2023 Salary Range: $46,176 - $51,168
Please note: This range is based on our market pay structures. However, individual salaries are determined by a variety of factors including, but not limited to: business considerations, local market conditions, and internal equity, as well as candidate qualifications, such as skills, education, and experience.

Employee Benefits: At BAE Systems, we support our employees in all aspects of their life, including their health and financial well-being. Regular employees scheduled to work 20+ hours per week are offered: health, dental, and vision insurance; health savings accounts; a 401(k) savings plan; disability coverage; and life and accident insurance. We also have an employee assistance program, a legal plan, and other perks including discounts on things like home, auto, and pet insurance. Our leave programs include paid time off, paid holidays, as well as other types of leave, including paid parental, military, bereavement, and any applicable federal and state sick leave. Employees may participate in the company recognition program to receive monetary or non-monetary recognition awards. Other incentives may be available based on position level and/or job specifics.

Required Education, Experience, & Skills
  • Minimum 2+ years shipboard machinist experience.
  • General knowledge of ship layout and ability to read Technical Manuals, Drawings, Basic Specs, etc.
  • Must be able to read precision tools (i.e. micrometers, dial indicators 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.
Physical Requirements:
Must pass BAE Systems Drug and Physical Exam.
Ability to work in dry dock, shop and shipboard environments.
Must be able to work at heights, in confined spaces and have the ability to climb staircases and ladders of varying sizes.
Must be able to lift 35 – 55 lbs on a daily basis.
Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills High School Diploma or equivalent, combination of education and experience.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. At BAE Systems, we celebrate the array of skills, experiences, and perspectives our employees bring to the table. For us, differences are a source of strength. We’re laser-focused on high performance, and we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where all employees can innovate and thrive. Here, you will not only build your career, but you will also enjoy work-life balance, uncover new experiences, and collaborate with passionate colleagues.