Electric Boat

  • QP - Shielding Mechanic

    Requisition ID
    US-RI-North Kingstown
    Carpentry Trades
    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

    Shielding Installation Mechanics are required to cut, fit and install lead and plastic shielding to support submarine construction. This work requires a talented craftsperson with an aptitude to learn and the iability to visualize a job from start to finish as well as painting and installing sound dampening. The mechanics will receive job specific training and will receive qualification to perform each process after a demonstration of ability. 


    Work includes cutting and fitting shielding using carpentry tools such as bandsaws, table saws, planers, jointers, routers, undercut saws, paint brush, rollers, spray paint equipment. and various pneumatic tools such as handheld chipping hammers, grinders, nail guns and burr tools. Applicants will be required to read and interpret plans and shipyard procedures.

    Education/ Experience

    High school diploma/GED preferred. Additional preference given for Vocational, Technical and Community Colleges or Apprentice programs.


    Semi-Skilled position.  2+ years of related experience is required. Previous experience in carpentry, auto body, painting and coatings is preferred.  Applicants currently possessing shielding qualifications preferred.Previous experience working in the construction industry or a manufacturing environment is desired. Military/Navy experience preferred.


    Applicant must apply for a DoD security clearance as a condition of employment. Must possess basic mathematical, communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to interpret shipyard procedures, drawings, technical manuals, test documents and diagrams desired. Must be able to work all shifts,  in confined spaces and extreme temperature conditions as required. Must be able to qualify for Lead and Poly installion.

    Applicant must be able to qualify for, and be comfortable wearing, an air-fed, full face respirator.  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.

    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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