Electric Boat

  • QP - Outside Electrician

    Requisition ID
    US-RI-North Kingstown
    Electrical Trades
    Remaining Openings
    Post End
    1st, 2nd, 3rd
  • 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 Outside Electrician should possess electrical knowledge/experience.  Job responsibilities include the following:

    • Fabricate and install wire-way hangers, stud shooting, install bulkhead stuffing tubes and various sizes and types of cables (thru and local) for lighting, communications, control, power, electronics, nuclear and weapons systems
    • Installation of components (terminal boxes, switches, controllers, wiring harnesses, cabinets etc.) for the various electrical systems.
    • Install main power switchboards and electrical nuclear equipment, cut in and hookup cables for installed components and installation and hook-up of ship's lightingi
    • Install / build and test fiber optic systems


    Education/ Experience

    Seeking all skill levels:

    • Previous electrical experience and/or electrical training is required
    • Blueprint/electrical schematic reading and interpretation skilled preferred
    • Electrical Trades Training/basic electrical knowledge preferred; No electrical license required 
    • High school diploma/GED preferred; additional preference given for Vocational, Technical and Community Colleges or Apprentice programs
    • Individuals who are either enrolled or have completed the Shipbuilding/Marine Advanced Manufacturing Institute (SAMI) program or individuals who are signed up with Network RI /RI Department of Labor and Training are highly desired
    • Military/Navy experience preferred


    Applicant must apply for a DoD security clearance as a condition of employment
    Must possess proficient, communication and interpersonal skills
    Ability to interpret electrical  and shipyard procedures, electrical schematics, technical manuals, test documents and diagrams desired
    Must be able to work all shifts and present for all scheduled work shifts, heights, confined spaces and extreme temperature conditions as required
    Applicant will be required to work in a collaborative and team environment and meet organizational goals
    Individuals are required to possess their own basic hand tools
    This position is physically demanding and requires the individual to be able to frequently carry up to 25 lbs. and push/pull more than 25 lbs

    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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