Electric Boat

QP - Pipe Welder

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

Pipe Welders perform welding functions on all submarine piping systems materials, including bi-metallic welds in all positions according to weld procedures using GTAW. 

  • Welds include butts, sockets, boss roots, weldolets and fillets
  • Consumes an E.B. insert to form the root pass of a butt weld, performs  X magnification visual inspection of pipe welds, and weld repair of excavated areas of pipe welds
  • May operate automatic TIG fixed head and orbital automatic welding equipment
  • Performs a visual inspection of finished welds according to (SSP 3.11)

Education/ Experience

Entry level position:

  • Pipe welding training and/or experience utilizing the TIG (GTAW) welding process is preferred
  • TIG welding training or experience is required
  • Knowledge of welding procedures and various types of welding equipment is required
  • Military/Navy related experience is preferred
  • High School Diploma/GED preferred; additional preference given for Vocational, Technical and Community Colleges or Apprentice programs
  • Must pass an Electric Boat socket and X-Ray butt test and SSP 3.11 test per training requirements
  • Some lifting will be required; candidates must be able to work in horizontal, vertical and overhead positions



  • 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 read and interpret welding and shipyard procedures, structural drawings, technical manuals, test documents and diagrams desired
  • Must be able to work all shifts, at heights, confined spaces (in-tank welding) and extreme temperature conditions (cold, heat) as required
  • 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


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