Electric Boat

  • Operations Supervisor - Career Development

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    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 Electric Boat Career Development Program is a two year leadership development program that combines instructor led, leadership, and trade training.  Every successful candidate will have an opportunity to enhance their leadership skills by participating in three multi-month rotations in which participants immerse themselves in the role of an Operations Supervisor.  During the rotations and trade training the candidate will also be participating in various leadership programs and a mentoring program to ensure their success and growth.  The knowledge and skills that the Career Development Program provides will prepare the selected candidate to be a successful Operations Supervisor and leader in our Groton, CT shipyard or our Quonset Point, RI manufacturing facility. 


    The successful candidate must provide technical assistance and overall direction to a team of hourly trade employees.  Core to this position is the successful performance of the team’s Safety, Quality, Cost, Schedule and Continuous Improvement.  Effective communication, leadership, creating a positive team environment with employees and peers is key to success for the selected candidate.  This position provides a platform to gain a working knowledge of various manufacturing environments and their relationships with other parts of Electric Boats’ business.  This is an excellent opportunity for advancement into a career-building leadership position and gain invaluable experience to support their career development. 


    Roles and Responsibilities

    • Lead the activities of approximately 3 to 20 trade employees in the performance of preparing, assembling and installing equipment onboard submarines
    • Primary point of contact to interface with Engineering, Ships' Management, Quality and other trade departments
    • Lead the team to achievement of company goals for Safety, Quality, Cost, Schedule and Process Improvement
    • Take ownership of team performance
    • Assign work, provide technical expertise, instruction, developmental guidance, motivation and performance assessment of your employee(s) while working aboard submarines under construction and repair
    • Lead self-assessment audits, commit to schedules and maintain product quality
    • Attend to various administrative responsibility, such as LMS, Quality documentation, work completion documentation, etc.
    • Must be willing to work all shifts and travel, as required

    Education/ Experience



    • BS in Engineering or equivalent.


    • Knowledge of management tools, i.e. Microsoft Office Suite
    • Manufacturing, Shipbuilding, and Leadership experience
    • Prior Co-Op/Internship experience
    • 0-5 years experience preferred.


    • Ability to build a strong, cohesive team and drive them toward a high level of performance
    • Ability to analyze performance data, formulate process improvement ideas and continuously improve performance
    • Provide the best possible solution to problem solving or decision making by conscientiously testing things, examining facts, trying different alternatives and thinking things through.
    • Evaluate situations, calculate and reduce risk, justify and defend correctness, give reasons for views and generally provide shrewd judgement in any situation.
    • Ability to communicate with all levels of workforce and management
    • Strong interpersonal, presentation, written and verbal skills
    • Influence and persuade others to give their best and willingly praise those who do well.
    • Bring a sense of urgency to situations, demonstrate an active approach, be willing to get involved in order to increase the pace and achieve goals and objectives.
    • Able to climb and work aboard submarines under construction or repair


    Unique Skills

    • Ability to adapt to challenges while remaining calm in a constantly changing working environment, all while remaining compliant to technical and procedural constrains

    Core Competencies
    Safety, Communication, Building Trust, Directing Others, Managing Priorities, Listening, Production/Results, Perseverance, Technical Skills, Interpersonal Skills, Managing & Measuring Work, Stress Tolerance 

    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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