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Curtiss-Wright Corporation Machinist in Chesapeake, Virginia

Manual Machinist:

The successful Machinist will be performing moderately complex assignments in support of our repair and maintenance of OEM equipment. Machinists will be required to perform a variety of related tasks including layout, set up, operating and making tool adjustments for various types of manual machine shop equipment. If you want to be part of something special and support our US Navy service men and women and are self-motivated and passionate about your work and interested in progressing your career with a global company, we want to hear from you! Immediate interviews and start dates available.

Location : Chesapeake, VA

Curtiss-Wright invests in the development, recruitment, and retention of critical skills as part of its model for business success. We offer a competitive wage, a comprehensive benefits package including medical and prescription drug coverage, dental benefits, life and disability insurance, 401k retirement, tuition reimbursement, and paid vacation/holidays.

The Challenge:

  • Manufacturing and inspecting detailed parts and tools from blueprints, sketches, drawings and verbal instructions using a variety of manual machining tools and equipment (mills, lathes, boring mills, drill presses, saws, grinders, and other machining equipment) and using mathematical and geometrical skills and calculations

  • Determining how to set up and operate machines based on instructions received.

  • Performing minor repairs of equipment

  • Keeping work area clean and free from safety hazards

  • Maintaining acceptable quality and efficiency level

  • Completes required reports and QA Documents to go with the project

  • Using and variety of measuring or layout tools such as verniers, micrometers, height gauges, dial indicators, gauge blocks, angle plates, V- blocks, bore and pitch gauges, protractors, squares and dividers

Your Expertise:

  • Must be US citizen and be able to obtain and maintain DOD security clearance

  • 5 years machine shop experience and/or have completed a recognized apprenticeship as a General Machinist.

  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings

  • Ability to machine as per drawing tolerance of .0005" where required

  • Must be able to demonstrate General Machinist skills in the following areas:

  • Lathe

  • Milling

  • Drilling

  • Machine shop power and pneumatic tools

  • Must be able to design and manufacture fixtures and template

  • Must be able to make own layouts as per drawing

  • Must be able to understand GD&T tolerances

  • Experience operating forklifts, cranes, plate clamps and slings a plus

  • Expected to have or purchase basic hand tools.

  • The ability to work overtime when necessary and travel up to 25% is also a must.

  • Must possess valid drivers license and maintain a clear driving record

This position may require exposure to export-controlled information and subject to additional security screening. In the event information provided during the security screening reveals ineligibility to access export-controlled information, any offer of employment may be reconsidered or withdrawn.

Curtiss-Wright values diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you require accommodation due to a disability at any time during the recruitment and/or assessment process, please contact Talent Acquisition ( and we will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate your request. #LI-SS1