Electric Boat

  • QP - Nondestructive (NDT) Engineering Examiner

    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

    The successful candidate will contribute to the performance of Nondestructive (NDT) Engineering services within Electric Boat by providing technical guidance and expertise in the following methods for both Nuclear and Nonnuclear applications: VT, MT, PT, ET, RT, and UT. 


    Additional responsibilities will include:

    • Review, administer and ensure shipyard compliance with fabrication, welding, and NDT military specifications.
    • Maintain company standards, procedures, best practices, and process improvements in the field on NDT.
    • Providing technical guidance and expertise with respect to on-site construction support and problem resolution, as well as off-site involvement with material suppliers.
    • Involvement with Quality Assurance, Design and Engineering departments as well as NAVSEA Customer representatives.
    • Preparing technical reports as result of testing, research and development, and investigations.

    Education/ Experience


    • High-school diploma or GED 
    • Presently or previously certified in two (2) NDT methods as a Level II or III.
    • Must be able to certify to Level III Examiner status within one (1) year.
    • Applicant must be able to read and interpret specifications, procedures, reports, and other documents
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills are required to ensure effective interface with a variety of organizations.
    • Strong organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills in order to evaluate situations make recommendations and take prompt and effective action.
    • Basic computer skills, including use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and Power Point (or equivalent).
    • Applicant must have the ability to understand basic principles of multiple NDT methods and applications to determine weld and base metal performance. 



    • Engineering Degree
    • Level II or III experience in ET, RT (CR technique), or UT (PAUT and ToFD techniques).
    • Experience in Quality in an industrial environment, shipbuilding or other heavy fabrication.
    • Familiarity with Military specifications (Tech Pub 271 and NAVSEA 250-1500-1).
    • Applicant should have the interpersonal and communication skills necessary to investigate problems by effectively asking questions, extracting necessary data from available sources, and working with others to determine root causes and implement appropriate solutions.

    Physical Qualifications

    Climbing, Stooping

    Environmental Attributes

    Cold, Hot, Noise


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