Electric Boat

QP - Rigger

Requisition ID
US-RI-North Kingstown
Crane Operation / Rigging
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

Electric Boat Riggers participate in all indoor & outdoor lifting, handling and moving of heavy loads at the facility 

  • Riggers will be required to use typical rigging equipment that includes but is not limited to straps, cables, chains, slings, block and tackle, pulleys, and booms
  • Riggers will work with mobile cranes with a capacity of up to 120 ton and overhead cranes (radio control and pendent control) with a capacity of up to 60  ton. Riggers will eventually become trained and qualified to operate overhead cranes and forklifts along with types of handling gear.
  • This position requires the use of hand signals to communicate with mobile crane operators to ensure all lifting and handling functions are completed properly and safely
  • Candidates will be required to work at heights, confined spaces, inclement weather and support extended hours and overtime as business needs dictate

Education/ Experience


  • Previous rigging or related lifting & handling experience is required
  • Candidates must possess a valid driver's license
  • Must be able to work all shifts and to support overtime
  • Must be able to work at heights, in confined spaces and in extreme temperature conditions as required
  • Must be able to read, interpret, and work from blueprints
  • Must be able to read, interpret, and work from policies and procedures

Preferred/Desired Skills:

  • CDL license is highly desired
  • Experience in Mobile Crane and/or overhead crane operation is preferred
  • Experience operating Crawler Crane preferred
  • Understanding of basic crane hand signals is preferred
  • Previous experience working in the construction industry or a manufacturing environment is desired
  • Military/Navy experience preferred
  • High school diploma/GED preferred; additional preference given for Vocational, Technical and Community Colleges or Apprentice programs



Applicants must apply for a DOD Security Clearance as a condition of employment.   They must be able to obtain and maintain a final secret clearance to remain in that position.

  • Must possess basic mathematical, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Must have strong written communication skills for documentation and reportimg purposes
  • This position also requires work to be performed on ships, barges as well as indoors and outdoors
  • 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
  • Occasional business travel may be required


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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