Electric Boat

QP - Outside Machinist / Millwright

Requisition ID
US-RI-North Kingstown
Machinist Trades
Remaining Openings
Post End
1st, 2nd, 3rd


General Dynamics Electric Boat 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 OSM trade in modular construction consists of, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Layout work to make ready for drilling/machining, assembly and installation of components into modules that will eventually become working parts of a nuclear submarine
  • Requires the use portable drilling and boring equipment

Education/ Experience

Semi-Skilled/Skilled position:

  • 3 years of Machine shop, millwright or mechanical assembly experience preferred.
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints is preferred.
  • Previous experience working in a manufacturing environment is desired
  • Previous metal fabrication or milling experience and military shipbuilding experience preferred
  • High school diploma/GED preferred; additional preference given for Vocational, Technical and Community Colleges or Apprentice programs
  • Must possess strong math skills
  • Military/Navy experience preferred


Applicant must be granted a minimum of an interim secret clearance prior to position commencing. They must be able to obtain and maintain a final secret clearance to remain in that 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 perform basic layout functions
  • Must use precision measuring tools, such as micrometers, dial indicators, vernier calipers, height gauges
  • Individuals are required to possess their own basic hand tools
  • Must be capable to perform basic layout functions
  • Must be capable of using various precision instruments along with basic machining/milling 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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