Electric Boat

  • QP-Shipfitter

    Requisition ID
    US-RI-North Kingstown
    Steel 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

    A Shipfitter is required to interpret construction drawings with basic mathematic ability.

    Duties include, but are not limited to:

    • Layout, fabrication, assembly and installation of foundations, structures, bulkheads, frames, components and deck packages
    • Will need to develop a working knowledge of structural weld joint fit-up/weld symbols, burning and grinding operations
    • Will be required to align parts in relation to each other using jacks, clips and wedges through use of blueprints and templates
    • Tack-weld structural parts as required
    • Must be able to read and interpret written policies, procedures and guidelines as work assignments will be accomplished using company drawings, test documents, technical manuals, and shipyard procedures
    • Work conditions may include entry in restricted/confined spaces

    Education/ Experience

    Seeking all skill levels:

    • Previous Shipfitting/metal fabrication or carpentry experience 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; additional preference given for Vocational, Technical and Community Colleges or Apprentice programs
    • Individuals who are either enrolled or have completed the Shipbuilding/Marine Advanced Manufacturing Institute (SAMI) program or individuals who are signed up with Network RI /RI Department of Labor and Training are highly 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
    • 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
    • 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, Wet


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