Electric Boat

  • QP - Welder

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

    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

    Welders are required to weld structural assemblies using GMAW and SMAW during fabrication and installation sequence of submarine construction.

    • Welding at Electric Boat is performed on a wide variety of materials, using an ever growing number of welding processes
    • Qualification is required for each process, as welders participate in continuous training in new and traditional welding processes using both conventional and state of the art equipment
    • Assignments will also include use of various pneumatic tools such as grinders, burr tools, wire brushes, etc.
    • Oxy/fuel pre-heat and carbon/arc gouging duties will be performed as well as verifying weld size using weld gauges
    • Applicants will be required to read and interpret weld symbols, technique sheets and work packages

    Education/ Experience


    All skill levels: 

    • Welding experience or training preferred.
    • Previous experience in manual and/or semi-automatic welding processes is preferred
    • Previous experience working in the construction industry or a manufacturing environment is desired
    • Previous metal fabrication experience and military shipbuilding experience is preferred
    • High school diploma/GED preferred.
    • 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 welding and shipyard procedures, structural drawings, technical manuals, test documents and diagrams desired
    • Must be able to work all shifts, at heights, confined spaces and extreme temperature conditions as required
    • Must be able to pass destructive bend weld test and meet minimum visual acceptance requirements
    • Must be able to read and interpret company policies and procedures
    • 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, 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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