Electric Boat


Requisition ID
US-RI-North Kingstown
Piping 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

Pipefitters fabricate and install the piping systems that will carry the ship's liquids and gasses at various pressures. Pipefitters use measurement, fit-up bending, and installation skills and techniques to comply with tight tolerances. Familiarity with pipe bending requirements, bolting and welding pipe hangers to support systems & pipe detail fabrication is helpful.  Duties include:

  • Pipe fit-up which may involve welded joints, silver brazed joints or mechanically fastened joints
  • Working with very small tubing to very large diameter piping
  • Working with various systems including hydraulic, lube oil, high and low pressure air, high and low pressure steam, sea water, chilled water, and potable water
  • Grooming systems to prepare for Company, Navy and Government inspections
  • Cutting pipe using saws and pipe cutters and fit pipe using consumable inserts
  • Cleaning and maintaining cleanliness of piping components


Education/ Experience

Seeking all skill levels:

  • Previous Pipefitting or previous plumbing experience is preferred
  • Previous experience working in the construction industry or a manufacturing environment is desired
  • Previous metal fabrication experience and military shipbuilding experience is preferred
  • High school diploma/GED preferred; additional preference given for Vocational, Technical and Community Colleges or Apprentice programs
  • Related Military/Navy experience preferred



  • Applicant must apply for a DoD security clearance as a condition of employment
  • Must possess basic mathematical, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Must be able to work all shifts, heights, confined spaces and extreme temperature conditions as required
  • Some lifting will be required
  • Applicants 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 perform basic layout functions
  • Individuals are 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

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


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