Electric Boat

QP - Outside Electrician

Requisition ID
US-RI-North Kingstown
Electrical 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

The Outside Electrician should possess electrical knowledge/experience.  Job responsibilities include the following:

  • Fabricate and install wire-way hangers, stud shooting, install bulkhead stuffing tubes and various sizes and types of cables (thru and local) for lighting, communications, control, power, electronics, nuclear and weapons systems
  • Installation of components (terminal boxes, switches, controllers, wiring harnesses, cabinets etc.) for the various electrical systems.
  • Install main power switchboards and electrical nuclear equipment, cut in and hookup cables for installed components and installation and hook-up of ship's lightingi
  • Install / build and test fiber optic systems


Education/ Experience

Seeking all skill levels:

  • Previous electrical experience and/or electrical training is required
  • Blueprint/electrical schematic reading and interpretation skilled preferred
  • Electrical Trades Training/basic electrical knowledge preferred; No electrical license required
  • Previous experience working in the construction industry or a manufacturing environment is desired 
  • High school diploma/GED preferred; additional preference given for Vocational, Technical and Community Colleges or Apprentice programs
  • Military/Navy experience preferred


  • Applicant must apply for a DoD security clearance as a condition of employment
  • Must possess proficient, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to interpret electrical  and shipyard procedures, electrical schematics, technical manuals, test documents and diagrams desired
  • Must be able to work all shifts and present for all scheduled work 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
  • Individuals are required to possess their own basic hand tools
  • Some lifting will be required

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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