Electric Boat

  • QP - AutoFrameCylinder (Welder Fabricator)

    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

    The AutoFrameCylinder position encompasses both welding and shipfitting functions:

    • Qualified candidates will fabricate frames and cylinders to produce completed cylinders that are ready for outfitting functions; this is accomplished through the use of hydraulic and electronic fixtures coupled with various fitting and welding techniques
    • Candidates must be mechanically inclined and capable of interpreting work packages, fixture set up sheets, drawings, ER's, and SSP's
    • Must be able to pass semi-automatic and mechanized spray and pulse arc test (GMAPLS, GMASPS & GMASPM) prior to being granted a position within the AFC

    Education/ Experience

    Seeking all skill levels:

    • 1+ year of previous welding experience is required
    • Ability to read and interpret blueprints is required
    • Shipfitting/metal fabrication experience is preferred
    • Previous EB AFC experience is preferred
    • Previous experience in manual and/or semi-automatic welding processes is preferred
    • High school diploma/GED preferred; additional preference given for EB Apprentice programs
    • Basic math skills required




    • 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
    • Must be able to work all shifts, at heights, confined spaces and extreme temperature conditions as required
    • Must be able to pass a destructive bend weld test, a semi-automatic and mechanized spray and pulse test and meet minimum visual acceptance requirements
    • Applicant will be required to work in a collaborative and team environment, meet organizational goals and follow all verbal and written instructions as directed
    • Individuals are required to possess their own basic hand tools
    • Some lifting will be required, overhead welding required, must be able to operate impact guns and high torque machinery

    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


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