Electric Boat

QP - Piping Inspector

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

The Piping Inspector will be required to perform inspection duties in the inspection areas throughout the facility.

  • Every inspector will be required to obtain certification in Pipe Pretest
  • Every inspector will be required to obtain certification in NDT (MT. PT, ET)
  • 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
  • The successful candidate must be able to work all shifts, weekends and overtime as required 

Education/ Experience


  • 1+ year of pipe inspection, pipe test, or pipe manufacturing experience in required
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints is required
  • Previous shipyard or manufacturing experience is required
  • The ability to work all shifts, weekends and overtime is required

Desired / Preferred Skills:

  • Previous NDT experience is desired
  • 2+ years of previous inspection/quality assurance experience is desired
  • Knowledge of shipboard assemblies, installations and foundations is preferred
  • 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




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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