Machinist - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   contract

Aberdeen Proving Ground
United States


Machinist (ARL-21-1690-F):

Bowhead is seeking a Machinist to support its ARL contract in Aberdeen, MD. The Machinist will perform complex and unique engineering support assignments. The Machinist will Design and construct major units and equipment. As well as develop new test procedures and measurement techniques. The Machinist will also conduct tests and experiments to prove/disprove feasibility of design. May provide work leadership for lower level employees.

Typical Duties include, but are not limited to:
• 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
• Independently and proficiently operate 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
• Operate and maintain conventional lathes and machinery
• 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
• Fabricate specialized tooling for unique machining operations
• 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
• Provide guidance to other machinists in area on techniques
• Proficiency in the use of Espirit CAM Software to program test items.


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 by date of hire. All job offers in connection with a covered contract will be contingent upon providing proof of vaccination prior to your anticipated start date.

• Provide semi-professional technical 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.

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.

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, sexual orientation, gender identity, 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 breadth 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. Bowhead offers competitive benefits including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment, short/long-term disability, and 401(k) retirement plans as well as a paid time off programs for eligible full-time employees. Eligible part-time employees are able to participate in the 401(k) retirement plans and state or contract required paid time off programs.

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