Electric Boat

QP- Plate Shop Mechanic

Requisition ID
US-RI-North Kingstown
Steel Trades
Remaining Openings
Post End




General Dynamics 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 Plate Shop Mechanic must be knowledgeable with forming equipment to bend steel plates into various shapes.

  • Must be familiar with cutting equipment usuing CNC Plasma and Laser cutting machines, oxy propane torches, plasma torches and band saw cutting operation.
  • Must have the ability to read blueprints and create part development from the drawing to a flat pattern configuration
  • Must have good math and communication skills
  • Must be Computer literate

Education/ Experience

Seeking all skill levels:

  • Previous experience running CNC cutting machines a plus, previous experience with steel forming equipment a plus
  • Experience with bending steel plates, oxy propane or plasma cutting equipment and band saw cutting operations is preferred
  • High school/GED preferred; Any trade training relative to this position a plus
  • Previous military/Navy related experience is preferred


  • Must apply for a DOD Security Clearance as a condition of employment
  • Applicant must have good communication skills and be able to work in a team environment, must be self-motivated and be able to work with minimum supervision
  • Must possess basic mathematical, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to interpret 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
  • 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, 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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