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CNC Machinist Apprentice

Company: Tlingit Haida Tribal Business Corporation
Location: Wallops Island
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

Subsidiary: KIRA Aerospace

Job Title: CNC Machinist Apprentice

Job Location: Wallops Island, VA

Labor Category: Non- Exempt - Union

Clearance Requirement: N/A

Travel Requirement: N/A

Tlingit Haida Tribal Business Corporation (THTBC) is a family of 8(a), HUBZone, SDB, and other companies wholly- owned by the largest tribe in Alaska. Each of its wholly- owned 30+ subsidiaries are uniquely qualified to deliver value to its customers and teaming partners. For over 30 years, THTBC has operated as a trusted US Federal contractor throughout the US and worldwide. THTBC delivers outstanding service with innovative, low-cost contract solutions to all its public and private sector customers worldwide.

Scope of Work:

The CNC Machinist Apprentice shall learn a fabrication skillset in support of NASA's Sounding Rocket Program.


  • An apprentice is a worker who learns, according to written or oral contractual agreement, a recognized skilled craft or trade requiring four years of on-the-job training through job experience supplemented by related instruction prior to being considered a qualified skilled worker. Areas of instruction include:

    • General Shop and Benchwork Knowledge
    • Operation of Hand and Power Tolls
    • Metals And Composites
    • Quality Assurance, Inspection and Tolerances
    • Manual Lathe
    • Manual Mills
    • Water Jet
    • CNC Lathe Operation
    • CNC Mills Operation
    • CNC Programming
    • Safety
    • Lifting Device Operation
    • Computer Applications
    • Industry And Institution Knowledge
    • The Apprenticeship Program is governed by the guidelines as specified by the Virginia Department of Labor
    • Duties of the apprentice will be governed by the work processes outlined by the company and submitted to the State of Virginia as well as the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the Company and the IAM&AW
    • Provisions of the apprenticeship agreement regularly include length of apprenticeship; a progressive level of wages; work processes to be taught; and amount of instruction in subjects related to the craft or trade
    • Perform other related duties as assigned or required

      Minimum Requirements:
      • High School Diploma or GED credential for entry into apprenticeship program
      • Ability to lift 25 lbs frequently and 50 lbs occasionally
      • The apprentice may be required to obtain one or more of the following certification / licensing:
      • Crane Operator Certification per NASA-STD-8719.9 w/Change 2 & NPR 8715.3C
      • Crimp, Cable, and Harness Certification per NASA-STD-8739.4 w/Change 6
      • Forklift Operator Certification per GPR 8719.1B
      • General Safety Awareness, IT Security, Environmental Compliance, and Personnel Safety and Health
      • Hazardous Materials Communication
      • Ordnance / Pyrotechnics Awareness


        THTBC offers eligible employees a comprehensive benefits package which includes:
        • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
        • Health Savings Account (HSA)
        • Hospital Indemnity Plan
        • Company paid short-term disability, basic life & AD&D
        • Employee paid voluntary life and AD&D for dependents
        • Accrued vacation and sick time
        • 401(k) retirement plan
        • Union Pension Contribution

          To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform all the essential duties of the position satisfactorily. The requirements are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. May be required to obtain and maintain a security clearance, including successfully completing a thorough background investigation.

          THTBC is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran's status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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          If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us and let us know the nature of your request. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Keywords: Tlingit Haida Tribal Business Corporation, Hampton , CNC Machinist Apprentice, Other , Wallops Island, Virginia

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