Inside Machinist (Large Machine Operator ) – 3Q22


NSC Technologies is currently hiring a Marine Insulator in Norfolk, Virginia. The ideal candidate must have a minimum of 5- 10 years of experience as a Marine Insulator with knowledge of NAVSRA Standards.  


Essential Job Functions:

This position is responsible for performing, with minimal supervision, the installation, and removal of insulation of any component onboard ships. A journeyman measures, cuts, and fabricates materials for insulation application to bulkheads, overheads, piping, ducts, machinery, and equipment to minimize heat transfer, prevent moisture condensation, and deaden sound. The work is accomplished in all phases of ship repair and modernization of maritime vessels, including US Naval Vessels, Military Sealift Command, and commercial ships and barges. The position requires a working knowledge of procedures, comprehensive knowledge of the insulation craft, and the drive to accomplish quality work on schedule. The qualifications and general capabilities listed below represent the knowledge, skill, and ability desired by the shipyard. 


1. Must comprehend instructions, drawings, and general correspondence. 
2. Musty has a comprehensive understanding of ship repair terminology and ship compartment location nomenclature. 
3. Must be physically and medically capable of wearing all required personal protective equipment (PPE) needed for the job as prescribed under OSHA standards. PPE includes a hard hat, safety glasses, steel toe shoes, goggles, respirator, safety harness, safety line, flotation gear, etc.) 
4. Must be able to write Condition Found Reports (CFR) describing the ship’s material condition as it pertains to the assigned work item and provides recommended corrective action. 
5. Must effectively confer job-related information to the supervisor, improvers, and helper. 
6. Must have experience applying hull board, Armaflex, Cal-sil, ventilation insulation, and insulation pads. 
7. Must have experience fabricating insulation pads. 
8. Must have experience using hand and power tools associated with the trade in a safe manner. 
9. Must be able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers, fractions, and decimals using US customary measurement system. 
10. Must possess a basic understanding of the metric system. 
11. Six (6) years of related experience, three (3) of which must be in the maritime environment. 
1. Must comply with OSHA standards and BAE best safety practices. 
2. Must arrive at the designated work site at the assigned time and end the shift as directed by the supervisor. 
3. Work shifts and overtime as assigned. 
4. Must keep the work area clean and safe at all times, especially at the end of the shift. 
5. Understand relevant work processes and equipment operation and complete tasks proficiently. 
6. Complete daily work assignments and provide status of unfinished work for shift turnover. 
7. Use appropriate sections of NAVSEA, ABS, Coast Guard standards, and manufacturers’ tech manuals required to accomplish the insulation task. 
8. Guide Improvers and Helpers. 
9. Provide Objective Quality Evidence (QoE) as required by the work specifications or the supervisor. 
10. Comply with the Company’s Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy which expects that all relationships among persons in the workplace will be businesslike and free of bias, prejudice, and harassment. 
11. Carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Resolve unexpected events related to your assigned task professionally. 
12. Work Tasks Include: 
a. Prepare the work area to create a safe work environment. 
b. Remove insulation and lagging as required by the specification or as directed by the supervisor. 
c. Cut to size and install all types of structural and piping insulation. 
d. Direct and monitor the activities of assigned Helpers and Improvers. 
e. Remove all insulation and lagging remnants from the ship. 
f. Run and remove lines and leads as required to accomplish work and follow OSHA and BAE safety standards. 
g. Accomplish Lock-out Tag-out for work being performed. 
The working environment in the shipyard varies from normal office conditions to working outside, where precipitation, wind, extreme cold, extreme heat, and high humidity are not unusual. When working inside vessels, the environment may be smoky, hot, or cold and have low illumination levels. 
Heavy equipment and power tools are operating almost at every location. Depending on the type of work available, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the job requirements. 
Personnel can expect to work in various spaces, from confined areas accessible only by manholes to high platforms accessible only by scaffolding or ladders. Work may also be accomplished using mechanical lifts as working platforms. 
The noise level in the shipyard environment is usually loud, especially inside vessels. The noise encountered in the shop is generally low to moderate. The wearing of appropriate personal protective equipment is mandatory. 
There is always the potential of falling objects, and personnel is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts during work. Appropriate PPE must always be worn. 
The physical demands described here represent those that an employee must meet to successfully perform the job’s essential functions. Must be able to tour all vessels, piers, docks, and work sites. 
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to: stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. 
The employee is occasionally required to sit. SPECIFIC PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: May be required to demonstrate any or all requirements. 
1. Lift/push/pull 50 lbs to 100 lbs occasionally (0-33% of the day). 
2. Lift/push/pull up to 20 lbs frequently (34-66% of the day). 
3. Perform prolonged standing (2-3 hours). Bend, squat, crouch, crawl and kneel. 
4. Climb safely (climbing includes stairs, scaffolding, ladders, and ramps). 
5. Work at various levels and positions (ex., Waist, eye, above head). 
6. Good balance while working on uneven surfaces and maneuvering obstacles. 
7. Sufficient handgrip and coordination to carry and operate tools and equipment. 
8. Access work areas through 18 x 36 openings and work in confined spaces for prolonged periods (33-66% of the day). 
9. Respond to visual, verbal, and audible sounds/commands. 
10. Work at heights above 12 from ladders, scaffolding, and man lifts. 
11. Fully extend the arm while reaching overhead, reaching out to the side and down. 
12. Perceive attributes of an object/material such as size, shape, temperature, and texture utilizing receptors in the hands and fingers. 
13. Turn head from side to side and about on the vertical axis. Turn body at the Waist from side to side and about the vertical axis. 

Company Overview

NSC is an innovative staffing firm specializing in placing qualified, skilled, technical, and professional talent in virtually any market. We are experts in creating custom staffing solutions that fit the needs of any size business. Our meticulous dedication to Quality and Safety is a testament to our success.


NSC Technologies offers :

• Competitive pay

• Medical

• Dental

• Vision

• 401(k)

• Direct deposit or Global Cash Card

• Long-term job opportunities

• Referral bonus if you qualify

• OSHA Training

NSC Technologies is dedicated to being the most trusted provider of innovative staffing solutions servicing the global Marine, Energy, Commercial and Industrial marketplace. We achieve long-term, meaningful relationships by exceeding customer expectations and enhancing the quality of life for our employees. NSC Technologies is committed to community service and stewardship of customer resources.

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NSC Technologies is a drug-free company. NSC is an EOE AA/M/F/V/D