U.S. Government Publishing Office Washington, DC
- Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
GPO’s mission is Keeping America Informed as the official, digital, and secure source for producing, preserving, and distributing official Federal Government publications and information products for Congress, Federal agencies, and the American public. As a Machinist, you will work in a dynamic and fast-paced environment, providing other agencies with innovative services for the printing, publishing, storage, and distribution of digital content. If you are an energetic, inventive individual looking for a challenging, yet rewarding career opportunity, GPO may be the place for you.
GPO is located in Washington, D.C. just blocks from the U.S. Capitol and one block from Union Station which is a mixed-use, intermodal transportation and shopping center serviced by MARC, VRE, Amtrak, and Metro Red Line trains.
- Assembles, installs, maintains, and repairs all types of printing, binding and all other industrial machinery and equipment (i.e. printing, bindery, industrial trucks, power plant and air conditioning units).
- Welds, cuts, and brazes, manufactures, repairs, and rebuilds parts and items of equipment from raw stock of different metals and metal alloys such as stainless steel alloys, aluminum, titanium, magnesium and other materials such as rubber, plastics.
- Sets up and operates most types of conventional and CNC machine tools such as lathes, vertical and horizontal boring mills; bench, plain, and universal milling machines; shapers; planers; internal and external grinders; and thread cutters.
- Uses a variety of auxiliary machine tools attachments such as rotary vises, dividing heads, taper attachments, magnetic chucks, vertical milling heads, tapping attachments, rotary tables, and others.
- Sets up CNC machines using proper tooling components, optical tool setter, gauge blocks, micrometers, etc. Adjusts manually coolant flow, speeds and feeds, and other settings to obtain dimensional tolerances.
- Works from blueprints, sketches, work orders, models of parts to be made, or other specifications. Determines which machine tools and attachments would be best used for each operation to be performed on each machine.
- Determine speeds, feeds, and coolants, lubricants, or abrasives to be used to cut, trim, drill, mill, bore, tap, ream, lap, hone, shape, grind, or finish an item.
- Performs precision handwork to finish, fit, and assemble machined parts using various bench-mounted and handheld power tools and hand tools such as files, drills, reamers, buffers, die grinders, and scrapers.
- Uses shop mathematics and handbook formulas in computing and verifying dimensions in the planning, laying out, and final dimensional checking processes.
- Maintain accurate records of machinist maintenance performed, both unscheduled and preventative, to support the ISO 9000 initiative in the Passport Unit.
This job closes once we receive 100 applications, so apply now!
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U.S. Government Publishing Office
Keeping America Informed as the official, digital, and secure source for producing, preserving, and distributing official Federal Government publications and information products for Congress, Federal agencies, and the American public.