UIC Alaska

Engineering Technician Machinist

Location : Location
USD $31.72/Hr.
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain
Minimum Clearance Required
Travel Requirement


Bowhead has an immediate need for a Machinist I-II with possible steps to support the Army Research Laboratory (ARL) at Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG).  


  • Constructing components, subunits, or simple models or adapts standard equipment; may troubleshoot and correct malfunctions;
  • 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, etc., processing data, identifying errors or inconsistencies, selecting methods of data presentation.
  • Assist in design modification by compiling data related to design, specifications, and materials that are pertinent to specific items of equipment or component parts; developing information concerning previous operational failures and modifications, and using judgment and initiative to recognize inconsistencies or gaps in data and seek sources to clarify information.
  • Read drawings and sketches provided by technical points of contact, independently set-up machine tools, preparing parts/materials and hardware, fabricating components, thoroughly cleaning/deburring, and assembling items as required.
  • Proficiently generate machine codes from the sketches/drawings to operate the Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) mill and lathe to manufacture parts
  • Proficiently operate manual mills, lathes, Bridgeport’s, drill presses, belt sanders, grinders
  • Conduct manual Machining prototype work
  • With direct supervision, able to manufacture necessary tooling, jigs and fixtures and can perform cylindrical grinding
  • Solve mathematical problems related to assignments, capable of shop related math skills
  • Provide recommendations for improving these operations by recommending new equipment, methods, or materials for accomplishment of tasks, consistent with applicable regulatory guidance and safety SOPs
  • Set up and operating a fourth axis unit on the CNC and manual mills, drill presses and Bridgeports
  • Work from verbal and written customer instructions to complete assignments. Provide guidance to Engineers in machining principles and order of operations


Eligibility at the Technician I level:

  • High School diploma or equivalent is required at a minimum.
  • Machining or trade school attendance preferred
  • Perform recurring work, listed in Typical Responsibilities, with guidance from Team Leaders or senior technicians
  • Have basic knowledge of manual and CNC milling machines and lathes
  • 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 be able to obtain and maintain certification/license to operate Government and Bowhead vehicles at all times


Eligibility at the Technician II level:

  • All elements under the eligibility at the Technician I level above
  • Minimum 3 years of applicable experience
  • Independently operate and maintain conventional lathes and machinery
  • Provide semi-professional machining support for engineers working in such areas as research, design, development, testing, or manufacturing process improvement
  • Perform assignments that are not completely standardized or prescribed
  • Select or adapt standard procedures or equipment, using fully applicable precedents
  • Receive initial instructions, equipment requirements, and advice from supervisor or engineer as needed
  • Perform recurring work independently. Work is reviewed for technical adequacy or conformity with instructions
  • Work efficiently and hold very close tolerances (+/- .005 ") as a minimum for the lowest level requirement, and (+/- .0001") for higher level fabrications

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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