Electric Boat

QP - Process Improvement Engineer

Requisition ID
US-RI-North Kingstown
Engineering Support
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

The Process Engineering Organization provides mission-critical support to EB leadership and the functional organizations by developing and managing the organization's improvement strategies, executing improvement initiatives, mentoring and supporting employees in executing improvement, and measuring the impact of an organization's improvement activities


Selected candidates will be responsible for the application of Lean Manufacturing and/or Six Sigma principles to investigate, analyze and facilitate process change directly resulting in reduced costs and lead times within the manufacturing and outfitting areas at QP.


The selected applicants will receive extensive training and certification in Lean, Six Sigma and Change Leadership in support of improving Electric Boat’s business processes.


Responsibilities include:

  • Assist organizations in identifying, planning, and implementing Process Improvements and Lean Six Sigma Projects and ensure they align with company objectives;
  • Lead teams on projects to improve safety and quality, reducing cost, and improving schedule performance
  • Fostering a culture of continuous improvement in the organization
  • Work with leadership and employees on applying Lean and Six Sigma approaches to help achieve process excellence
  • Provide mentorship to employees when leading change
  • Identify and eliminate the barriers that prevent successful attainment of company’s improvement goals

Selected candidates will demonstrate strong project management skills and the ability to work under minimal supervision and in a team environment. Candidates must be capable of combining assertive initiative with professional discipline to accomplish challenging tasks, and work as Change Agents to remove barriers that hinder change.

Education/ Experience


  • Advanced proficiency with MS Office, specifically Excel, is required
  • Good presentation and oral/written communication skills are required
  • Excellent project management skills with a working knowledge of the principles of analytical problem solving techniques are required
  • An understanding of basic probability and statistics is required
  • Candidate must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Clearance

Preferred / Desired Skills:

  • BS in Industrial Engineering or an equivalent degree preferred
  • Lean Manufacturing and/or Lean Six Sigma Black/Green Belt Training preferred
  • Experience with Lean, Kaizen, or Toyota Production Systems is highly desired



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 this position.

  • Experience with project budgeting, cost estimating, scheduling
  • Respected individual with a proven track record of achievement
  • Solid functional expertise and a reputation as a change leader
  • Able to combine initiative with professionalism to accomplish difficult tasks
  • Knowledgeable in developing Continuous Improvement strategies and vision
  • Motivated, performance driven individual with strong leadership skills
  • Works well in a team environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills 

Physical Qualifications

Climbing, Color Vision, Crawling, Kneeling, Medium Lifting, Pulling, Pushing, Reaching, Stooping, Twisting

Environmental Attributes

Cold, Dry, Dusty, Hot, Inside, Noise, Outside, Wet


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