Electric Boat

QP-Sheetmetal Mechanic

Requisition ID
US-RI-North Kingstown
Steel Trades
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

A Sheetmetal worker is required to interpret construction drawings with basic mathematic ability. Work assignments will be accomplished using company drawings, test documents, technical manuals, shipyard procedures and shop machinery. Job tasks include, but are not limited to:

  • The layout, fabrication, assembly, and installation of all light gage metalwork which includes air-conditioned ductwork, lockers, cabinets, prefabricated bulkheads, doors, furniture and formica
  • Performing joiner work, fabricate nonstructural bulkhead doors and stainless steel trim
  • Work conditions may include entry in restricted/confined spaces

Education/ Experience

 Seeking all skill levels:

  • 3 years previous sheetmetal experience is preferred.
  • Previous experience working in the construction industry or a manufacturing environment is desired
  • Previous metal fabrication experience is desired
  • High school diploma/GED preferred; additional preference given for Vocational, Technical and Community Colleges or Apprentice programs
  • Individuals who have completed the Shipbuilding/Marine Advanced Manufacturing Institute (SAMI) program are highly desired
  • Military/Navy experience preferred
  • Previous military shipbuilding, automotive/auto body or HVAC experience is preferred


  • Applicant must apply for a DoD security clearance as a condition of employment
  • Must possess basic mathematical, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to interpret shipyard procedures, blue print drawings, technical manuals, test documents and diagrams desired
  • Must be able to pay attention to detail and work with close/tight tolerances
  • Must be able to work all shifts, at heights, confined spaces and extreme temperature conditions as required
  • Must be able to work comfortably with measuring devices
  • Applicant will be required to work in a collaborative and team environment and meet organizational goals
  • Individuals are required to possess their own basic hand tools

Physical Qualifications

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

Environmental Attributes

Acids or Alkalis, Cold, Dry, Dusty, Fumes, Hot, Inside, Noise, Oily, Outside


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