Electric Boat

  • QP - Area Superintendent

    Requisition ID
    US-RI-North Kingstown
    Remaining Openings
    Post End
  • 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

    This is a 3rd shift position for an Area Superintendent.  This 3rd Shift Area Superintendent will oversee and manage building 60 (D901, D902, D903 & D904).


    Products/Services: Those responsibilities directly associated with delivering products or services including but not limited to those related to manufacturing operations, customer interactions, or meeting operational performance standards.

    • Coordinate with external customers and internal partners/stakeholders:
      • External customers include: USN, Groton and Newport News shipyards.
      • Internal partners/stakeholders include: Area Superintendents and Supervisors within cognizant departments; other Waterfront and Shop Area Superintendents and Supervisors; Support trades including rigging and staging, manpower and material planning, engineering and test, human resources and training, safety, quality, and facilities maintenance.
    • Deliver quality products/services:
      • Products include: Machining, sheetmetal and electrical work packages.
      • Services include: Machining, sheetmetal and electrical fabrication, assembly, installation.
    • Drive quality by monitoring the overall quality performance and applying corrective actions to address deficiencies.
    • Achieve cost/schedule objectives by adjusting manpower, material, and equipment as per the allocated budget.
    • Drive innovation and continuous improvement efforts to support program goals.
    • Request improvements to production facilities and equipment.
    • Identify critical equipment and material needs for near-term production events.

    Process: Those responsibilities related to managing business processes of a general nature, such as safety, planning, programming, and budgeting for the department.

    • Ensure compliance with safety and environmental programs within the workforce and workplace.
    • Identify needs and provide input to department managers for the long-term facility and capital plans.
    • Manage risk impact to cost, schedule and objectives; establish mitigation strategies to meet performance objectives.
    • Identify emergent resource needs, prioritize and negotiate for resources to meet immediate production requirements.
    • Provide purchase requests and supporting documentation to manager.
    • Lead critique investigations; implement corrective actions.
    • Consult with cognizant shift Area Superintendents for pertinent issues and matters related to production facilities, equipment, and procedures.
      • May be required to oversee & manage multiple production areas throughout shift

    People: Those responsibilities related to managing human capital and culture within the department or other areas of responsibility.

    • Provide input on manpower needs to the department manager.
    • Assist with succession planning and talent management within the department.
    • Recruit internally, interview, and recommend best candidates for supervisory positions and when necessary, hourly employees.
    • Improve workforce capabilities by identifying needed training and development; plan and execute training within the shop.
    • Establish and communicate work expectations; assess overall workforce performance and productivity; positively motivate the workforce.
    • Create an engaging workplace climate; reinforce desired workforce values and behaviors; continuously improve morale.
    • Manage individual performance of supervisors; develop their technical and leadership skills.
    • Consult with cognizant shift Area Superintendents for pertinent issues and matters related to their respective workforce and workplace climate.
      • May be required to oversee & manage multiple production areas throughout shift


    Education/ Experience

    • 5+ years of supervisory/leadership experience is required
    • Candidates must be able to work 3rd Shift; this is a 3rd shift position that will oversee and manage building 60
    • High School or GED; some college preferred
    • Computer skills, including Microsoft Office, MS project, ATA, Lotus Notes, EWP preferred
    • 10 years of trade experience preferred
    • Must be able to promote a positive team environment
    • Must have the ability to interact with all levels of management and the customer
    • Ability to interface with Human Resources and resolve employee issues


    Applicant must be granted a minimum of an interim secret clearance prior to position commencing. They must be able to obtain and maintain a final secret clearance to remain in that position.

    • Must be available to work extended hours and weekends as business needs dictate
    • Must possess strong organizational, computer, presentation and interpersonal skills
    • Applicant must be able to articulate and communicate effectively with all levels of employees and management

    Physical Qualifications

    Light Lifting, Reaching, Twisting

    Environmental Attributes

    Acids or Alkalis, Cold, Dry, Dusty, Fumes, Hot, Inside, Noise, Outside


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