UIC Alaska

Machinist IV

Location : Location
SCA Hourly Rate
USD $35.64/Hr.
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain
Minimum Clearance Required
Travel Requirement


Bowhead is seeking a senior level Machinist to support the Army Research Laboratory (ARL) on Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG).


  • Read drawings and sketches provided by technical points of contact, independently set-up machine tools, prepare parts/materials and hardware, fabricate components, thoroughly clean/deburr, and assemble items as required.
  • Proficiently generate machine codes from the sketches/drawings to operate the Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) mill and lathe to manufacture parts.
  • Independently and proficiently set up and operate a fourth axis unit on the CNC and manual mills, lathes, Bridgeport’s, drill presses, belt sanders, grinders.
  • Conduct manual Machining prototype work.
  • Set up and consistently and accurately program Mazak machine mills and lathes.
  • Without direct supervision, able to manufacture necessary tooling, jigs, and fixtures and can perform cylindrical grinding.
  • Work efficiently and hold very close tolerances (+/- .005 ") as a minimum for the lowest level requirement, and (+/- .0001") for higher level fabrications.
  • Select or adapt standard procedures or equipment, using fully applicable precedents.
  • Fabricate specialized tooling for unique machining operations.
  • Construct components, subunits, or simple models or adapts standard equipment; may troubleshoot and correct malfunctions.
  • Receive initial instructions, equipment requirements, and advice from supervisor or engineer as needed.
  • Follow specific layout and scientific diagrams to construct and package simple devices and subunits of equipment.
  • Extract and compile a variety of engineering data from field notes, manuals, lab reports; process data, identifying errors or inconsistencies, selecting methods of data presentation.
  • Provide recommendations for improving operations by recommending new equipment, methods, or materials for accomplishment of tasks, consistent with applicable regulatory guidance and safety SOPs.
  • Provide guidance to Engineers and Machinist in machining principles and order of operations.
  • Provide technical support for engineers working in such areas as research, design, development, testing, or manufacturing process improvement.


  • High School diploma or equilvalent is required at a minimum.  
  • Must be able to operate and maintain conventional lathes and machinery.
  • Proficiency in the use of SolidCAM Software to program test items.
  • Perform assignments that are not completely standardized or prescribed.
  • Basic to Intermediate level skills in Microsoft Office software suite - Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of employees and outside contacts
  • Strong interpersonal skills and good judgment with the ability to work alone or as part of a team
  • Must maintain certification/license to operate Bowhead and Government vehicles

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds repetitively
  • 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 a security clearance at the Secret level.  US Citizenship is a requirement for Secret clearance at this location.





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