Electric Boat

QP - Structural Weld Inspector (MT)

Requisition ID
US-RI-North Kingstown
Remaining Openings
Post End
1st, 2nd, 3rd




General Dynamics is the world’s foremost designer and builder of nuclear submarines, the most complex machines made by man. The company’s industry leadership extends back over a century to 1899 when it produced the U.S. Navy's first commissioned undersea warship. Today, Electric Boat prides itself on being the premier shipbuilding company in the industry. We develop and apply state of the art technology to the design and construction of nuclear powered submarines. With a team of highly skilled and dedicated employees, we have successfully taken submarine technology to a new level.


General Dynamics Electric Boat is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer.  It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Job Description


MT / NDT Inspectors perform inspection duties in the various inspection areas throughout Electric Boat's Quonset Point location.

  • Candidates selected for these positions will be enrolled in a new and exciting customized MT Inspection Training Program at New England Tech.  This training program includes classroom instruction and on the job training at both Electric Boat and New England Tech.
  • Candidates will be required to be trained in the Quality Control systems, procedures and will inspect incoming parts, components and perform various types of inspections on the hull sections
  • Types of inspections will or may include visual, dimensional, and nondestructive test attributes
  • Inspectors will also be required to verify and certify work is complete and satisfactory according to specifications and record and report inspection results
  • Every inspector will be required to obtain certification in MT. Upon successful completion of that and demonstration of ability, inspectors may progress to mechanical work including dimensional & mechanical pretest, piping including pretest, as well as additional NDT certifications including ET and PT

The successful candidate must be able to work all shifts, weekends and overtime as required as inspectors are needed in every discipline including structural, piping, electrical, and mechanical.

Education/ Experience


  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints is required
  • Candidates must be able to work all shifts, at heights, in confined spaces and in extreme temperature conditions as required

Preferred / Desired Skills:

  • Previous NDT experience is preferred
  • Previous shipyard or manufacturing experience is highly desired
  • Previous inspection/quality assurance experience is desired
  • Military experience highly desired
  • High school diploma/GED preferred; additional preference given for Vocational, Technical and Community Colleges or Apprentice programs
  • Knowledge of shipboard assemblies, installations and foundations is preferred
  • Previous metal fabrication experience and military shipbuilding experience is preferred




Applicants must apply for a DOD Security Clearance as a condition of employment. They may be required to obtain and maintain a final secret clearance to remain in this position.

  • Must possess basic mathematical, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Must be able to work all shifts, heights, confined spaces and extreme temperature conditions as required
  • Applicant will be required to work in a collaborative and team environment and meet organizational goals
  • Applicant must be able to interpret technical manuals, shipyard procedures, test documents, blueprints, diagrams, and understand basic layout functions
  • Individuals may be required to possess their own basic hand tools


Physical Qualifications

Climbing, Color Vision, Crawling, Heavy Lifting, Kneeling, Light Lifting, Medium Lifting, Pulling, Pushing, Reaching, Stooping, Twisting

Environmental Attributes

Cold, Dry, Dusty, Fumes, Hot, Inside, Noise, Oily, Outside, Wet


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