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Machinist (SkillBridge Intern) – 12903, DAYTON, OH, OHIO

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Machinist (SkillBridge Intern) – 12903

Date: Apr 11, 2023

Location: Dayton, OH, Ohio

Company: HII’s Mission Technologies division

Requisition Number: 12903 

Required Travel: 0 – 10%

Employment Type: Temporary Worker

Hours Per Week: 40.00 

Security Clearance: TS/SCI 

Level of Experience: Mid 


This is an UNPAID internship through the DoD SkillBridge Program for transitioning active-duty US military personnel. DoD SkillBridge Internships are available to help transitioning active-duty military personnel gain real-world experience in the work force sometime during their final 180 days of active-duty service. The intern will actively train on meaningful projects and work closely with a mentor and with senior company leadership. HII Mission Technologies Internship programs are focused on placing transitioning military into internships that require KSAs, Education & Military Training similar to their current or previous military jobs; positions that could easily transition over to a full-time regular and permanent job with HII. 

Program of Instruction

Training Locations:  Dayton, OH & Alexandria, VA 

For this internship, SkillBridge intern will train as a Machinist within HII-Mission Technologies (HII-MT), reporting to a designated HII-MT Supervisor, with the goal of learning Machinist basics and principles. The intern will be assigned special projects as needed..

Desired End State (3-4 month target)
•    At the end of four months, the intern will be able to develop skills needed to be presented with a problem, design solutions, fabricate the solutions, test the product, and make alterations based on feedback.  
•    The intern will develop a good understanding of the machinist equipment and welding basics. This includes:
    o    Operation, configuration, and maintenance of Machinist equipment.
    o    Design, Fabrication, testing, and customer interaction
    o    Author, review, and edit technical analysis reports.
•    Mission Technologies will benefit from the military background of the SkillBridge intern and considers the SkillBridge internship an overall positive experience.

Training Plan 

Phase 1 – Basics 
•    Week 1: In processing, Introductions/office familiarization.
•    Week 2: Introduction to the various equipment used within the machine shop as well as the applicable safety measures required for operations and presence within the machine shop. 
•    Week 3: Intro to basic equipment operations and maintenance
•    Week 4: Intro to historical problems presented and solutions designed, fabricated and tested to solve the particular problem

Phase 2 – Designing a Solution 
•    Week 5: Familiarization with requirements development process when a problem is presented
•    Week 6: Familiarization with Design Process 
•    Week 7: Familiarization with Material Selection
•    Week 8: Operating machines to execute design (week 1 of 2)
•    Week 9: Operating machines to execute design (week 2 of 2)

Phase 3 – Testing, Quality, Customer Feedback
•    Week 10: Developing test plans for the product
•    Week 11: Execute testing and quality checks 
•    Week 12: Engage with customer for final product feedback 
•    Week 13: Author, review, and edit analysis reports and product alterations if required

Minimum Qualifications

Active-Duty Military ONLY within final 180 days of active-duty service. 

2+ years of experience working as a Machinist within the US Military
Physical Requirements

Physical Requirements will vary and is dependent on the Program of Instruction.

This opportunity resides with Cyber & Electronic Warfare, a business group within HII’s Mission Technologies division. HII works within our nation’s intelligence and cyber operations communities to defend our interests in cyberspace. Our deep expertise in network architecture, software and hardware development, cybersecurity and the electromagnetic environment uniquely enables us to support sensitive missions for federal agency partners.


HII is a global engineering and defense technologies provider. With a 135-year history of trusted partnerships in advancing U.S. national security, HII delivers critical capabilities ranging from the most powerful and survivable naval ships ever built, to unmanned systems, ISR and AI/ML analytics. HII leads the industry in mission-driven solutions that support and enable a networked, all-domain force. Headquartered in Virginia, HII’s skilled workforce is 44,000 strong. For more information, please visit:


HII is an Equal Opportunity/Vets and Disabled Employer. U.S. Citizenship may be required for certain positions.

HII’s Mission Technologies division / Equal Opportunity Employer

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