Electric Boat

  • Mechanical Engineer

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  • 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

    Department 498 engineers work in a Design/Build Team environment and are responsible for completion of design studies and analysis, preliminary and detail component design, system engineering, material selection and manufacturing reviews. Engineers provide support for the development, installation and test of submarine systems in the area of weapons handling, weapons launch, retractable masts, hydraulic components/cylinders, steering & diving systems, ship hatches and doors, towed systems, Special Operation Forces and other special studies. Responsibilities include performing detail mechanical analysis, development of design disclosures for mechanical components and systems, and resolution of technical problems. Engineers interface with engineers from all disciplines, designers, shipbuilders, trades, vendors, Navy Labs and NAVSEA customer personnel.


    This specific position requires an engineer to assist current engineering supervisors with review and checking of engineering products, primarily strength of materials and finite element analysis engineering calculations; mentoring of less experienced personnel; and developing a plan for and leading resolution of challenging technical problems.


    Education/ Experience


    • Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering or related technical degree
    • Demonstrated history of strong engineering analytical capabilities
    • 10-20 years of relevant experience 



    • Master of Science in mechanical engineering or related technical degree
    • Engineering Analysis using Finite Element Analysis, especially ABAQUS
    • Knowledge of Subsafe requirements and Subsafe Design Reviews (SSDRs)
    • Performing mechanical shock analysis on submarine components and systems
    • Developing designs of submarine mechanical components and systems
    • Reading and interpreting electronic design disclosures (drawings)
    • Designing mechanical systems/components for seawater exposure/immersion a plus


    • Strong analytical, interpersonal, organizational and communication skills, support off hours and weekend routine and trouble resolution events
    • Highly motivated, perform independently, as well as interact with other groups and organizations in an engineering environment.


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