UIC Alaska


Location : Location
SCA Hourly Rate
USD $28.79/Hr.
Minimum Clearance Required
Travel Requirement
Less than 10%


Machinist (Engineering Technician III) (EPFAB-2024-20146): 


Bowhead is seeking to hire a Machinist to support the Machine Shop at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) in Virginia. Dahlgren’s Machine Shop offers exciting/patriotic opportunities to work closely with the United States Navy creating prototypes and short-run production work. All of our Machinists program their parts, set up, and machine them according to Department of Defense (DoD) drawings and models. We work with many types of materials from aluminum, exotic steels, multiple plastics, and titanium.


There is in-house training on SolidWorks and CAMWorks and other opportunities for employees to expand their knowledge and grow in their careers.


Tools will be provided by the government. This is an intermediate Machinist position that requires at least five years of experience and the ability to work independently and with a team. There may be times that require this position to assist other employees with programs and techniques.



Bowhead offers:

  • Engineering Technician III pay at $28.79 per hour, plus $4.57 per hour for H&W (Health and Welfare)
  • A total of 33 paid days off per year. (Described below)
  • Paid vacation accrued up to 15 days a year.
  • Paid sick leave accrued up to 7 days a year.
  • Paid holidays 11 per year.
  • Up to $175 for safety boots every two years.
  • Up to $5250 for college tuition per year.
  • Up to $5250 for training per year.
  • Prescription safety glasses are provided yearly.
  • 401K matched up to 3%.


  • Machinists are required to program and operate both CNC lathes/mills, set tools in the machines and create fixtures to hold unique parts.
  • Most of the equipment in the shop is either Haas, Fadal, or ProtoTraks and is used daily.
  • Comply with DoD drawings and hold tight tolerances on machined parts.
  • Machinists will operate saws and occasionally use manual lathes and mills. They are expected to use common measuring tools such as dial calipers and micrometers to inspect their parts.


  • Must have a high school diploma.
  • Must have at least five (5) years of professional experience operating CNC milling machines and lathes. (Technical training may be considered as experience)
  • Must be able to draw and program using CAD/CAM software.
  • Basic level skills in Microsoft Office software suite - Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Have a proficient understanding of reading and interpreting Machinist drawings including Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T).
  • Capable of using common precision measuring tools such as dial calipers and micrometers to inspect in-process and completed parts.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of employees, customers, and management and respond to instructions/assignments. Be willing to assist other employees with Machinist-related issues. I.e., programming and set-ups.
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak English.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and good judgment with the ability to work alone or as part of a team.
  • Must be able to lift up to 75 pounds. 
  • Must be able to stand and walk for prolonged amounts of time.
  • Must be able to twist, bend, and squat periodically.


SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance at the Secret level.  US Citizenship is a requirement for a Secret clearance at this location.




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