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Tracking Code EPFAB-22-1009-F
Job Code 22-1009
Posting Title Machinist
Post Date 8/8/2022
Full Time / Part-Time Full Time
Pay Rate $28.79
Travel Negligible
City Dahlgren
State VA
Country US
Description Machinist (EPFAB-22-1009-F):

Bowhead is seeking a Machinist to support the Engineering/Prototype shop at NSWCDD (Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division.)

The desired applicant is an advanced programmer and operator of both CNC lathes, mills, and proficient with CAD/CAM programming. The applicant should be able to read and understand DOD drawings and be able to hold tight tolerances on machined parts. The capability to use manual lathes, mills and saws is a must along with the capability of using common measuring tools such as dial calipers and micrometers.

Bowhead offers:
• Engineering Technician III pay at $28.79 per hour plus $4.22 per hour for
H&W (Health and Welfare)
• Paid vacation accrued up 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.
• Prescription safety glasses provided.
• 401K matched at 3%.

Requirements In accordance with Executive Order 14042: Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, candidates should be aware that they may be required to have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

• Must have a High School Diploma.
• Must have at least five (5) year of professional technical experience programming/operating CNC milling machines and lathes. (Schooling and on the job training may be considered as experience)
• Advanced ability to program at the controller and by using CAD/CAM. CAMWorks experience will be considered a bonus during position selection.
• Proficient in creating drawings and models using CAD software. SolidWorks will be considered a bonus during position selection.
• Intermediate level skills in Microsoft Office software suite - Word, Excel and Outlook.
• Proficient at reading and interpreting blueprints including GD&T (Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing.)
• Fully capable of using precision measuring tools such as dial calipers, height gauges and micrometers.
• Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of employees, customers, management and respond to instructions/assignments.
• Must be able to perform machining duties with little to no supervision.
• 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, stand and walk for prolonged amounts of time and be able to twist, bend and squat periodically.

Physical Demands:
• 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 REQUIRED: Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance at the Secret level. US Citizenship is a requirement for Secret clearance at this location.

If you possess these skills please join our Bowhead team as we work side by side with the United States Navy on mission critical projects in this very interesting prototype atmosphere.

Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug & alcohol screening and/or random drug screen, and must follow UIC’s Non-DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing Program requirements. If the position requires, an applicant must pass a pre-employment criminal background history check. All post-secondary education listed on the applicant’s resume/application may be subject to verification.

Where driving may be required or where a rental car must be obtained for business travel purposes, applicants must have a valid driver license for this position and will be subject to verification. In addition, the applicant must pass an in-house, online, driving course to be authorized to drive for company purposes.

UIC is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics EOE/AA/M/F/D/V. In furtherance, pursuant to The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act 43 U.S.C. Sec. 1601 et seq., and federal contractual requirements, UIC and its subsidiaries may legally grant certain preference in employment opportunities to UIC Shareholders and their Descendants, based on the provisions contained within The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act.

All candidates must apply online at, and submit a completed application for all positions they wish to be considered. Once the employment application has been completed and submitted, any changes to the application after submission may not be reviewed. Please contact a UIC HR Recruiter if you have made a significant change to your application. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), persons unable to complete an online application should contact UIC Human Resources for assistance (

UIC Government Services (UICGS / Bowhead) provides innovative business solutions to federal and commercial customers in the areas of engineering, maintenance services, information technology, program support, logistics/base support, and procurement. Collectively, the fast-growing Bowhead Family of Companies offers a wide range of services which are performed with a focus on quality results. Headquartered in Springfield, VA, we are a fast-growing, multi-million-dollar corporation recognized as one of the top 25 8(a) companies for government contracting.

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