Electric Boat

QP - Shielding Mechanic

Requisition ID
US-RI-North Kingstown
Carpentry 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

Shielding Installation Mechanics are required to install lead and plastic shielding to support submarine construction. This work requires a talented craftsperson with an aptitude to learn and apply the installation process.  The mechanics will receive job specific training and will receive qualification to perform each process after a demonstration of ability. 


Work includes the use finish carpentry tools such as bandsaws, table saws, planers, jointers, routers, undercut saws, and various pneumatic tools such as handheld jackhammers, grinders, nail guns and burr tools. Applicants will be required to read and interpret plans and shipyard procedures.

Education/ Experience

High school diploma/GED preferred. Additional preference given for Vocational, Technical and Community Colleges or Apprentice programs.


Semi-Skilled position.  2+ years of related experience is required. Previous experience in finish carpentry is preferred.  Applicants currently possessing shielding qualifications preferred.Previous experience working in the construction industry or a manufacturing environment is desired. 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. Ability to interpret shipyard procedures, drawings, technical manuals, test documents and diagrams desired. Must be able to work 1st and 2nd shifts, confined spaces and extreme temperature conditions as required. Must be able to pass radiographic (x-ray) inspection of lead test box in order to qualify for lead installation.

Applicant must be able to qualify for, and be comfortable wearing, an air-fed, full face respirator.  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, Outside, Wet


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