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  • Metrology Optical Tool Technician

    Requisition ID
    US-RI-North Kingstown
    Trade Support
    Remaining Openings
    Post End
    1st, 2nd
  • Overview

    Have you ever wanted to be part of something that truly matters?

    Do you have a desire to help our Military?

    Are you someone who takes pride in their work?


    At General Dynamics Electric Boat - We deliver the advantage that protects Our Sailors, Our Families, and Our Freedom!

    Applying for a position with General Dynamics Electric Boat means you are a purpose driven collaborator that will be devoted to our mission of providing the United States Navy with the most superior nuclear submarines in the world. We consider all highly motivated applicants that strive to reach their fullest potential. Joining our team means you become part of a 100 year legacy of dedicated Americans that have left their mark on the continued freedom of this great country. We welcome you the opportunity to leave yours!


    General Dynamics Ethos & Corporate Responsibility

    • Commitment to Ethics
    • Commitment to Employees
    • Supporting Service Members
    • Supporting Communities
    • Environmental Responsibility

    Job Description

    Metrology Technicians in the Optical Tool Department are responsible for critical ship and module alignments/measurements using a variety of 3-dimensional and standard optic tooling. These alignments /measurements are used to develop cut line, align and install ships components and pair major modules.


    The job requires the technician to determine the proper tooling for the job, move the tooling to the job, complete the measurements outlined on configuration controlled data sheets, while working safely with a high degree of accuracy.  The technician then turns the data over to Accuracy Control Representatives and works with them to confirm the solutions required.  Metrology Technicians routinely interface with Engineering, other Trades and Ship Management. 


    The successful candidate is preferred to have a solid background in surveying/machine shop dimensional inspection, proven math skills , computer skills, and good communication and interpersonal skills.  Applicant will need to become proficient in the use of optical alignment and Total Station equipment (similar to land surveying), establishing ships reference lines and planes, measuring in-process hull circularities, measuring and recording critical ship's dimensions and supporting production by providing profiles and locations of major components.  Applicant may need to assist Shipfitters with difficult structural layouts, support the accomplishment of dimensional control requirements (ACCP's) and participate in the QP Continuous Improvement Program as needed.


    This position is located at the North Kingstown, RI location.

    Education/ Experience


    • An Associates Degree in Surveying Technology or Engineering Technology OR a minimum of 1 year of experience in precision measurement methods or surveying/optical tool
    • Candidates must be able to read, interpret, and work from complex manufacturing blueprints, technical manuals, shipyard procedures, and test documents
    • Must be able to work all shifts, heights, confined spaces and extreme temperature conditions as required
    • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance through the department of defense


    • Previous Metrology / Optical Tool Trade Training is highly preferred
    • Previous experience working in the construction industry or a manufacturing environment is desired
    • Previous carpentry experience is preferred
    • Military/Navy experience is preferred
    • Previous metal fabrication experience and military shipbuilding experience is preferred
    • A strong math background with a working knowledge of geometry and trigonometry is preferred
    • Previous experience with CAD is helpful


    • Must possess strong mathematical, communication, computer skills and interpersonal skills
    • Applicant will be required to work in a collaborative and team environment and meet organizational goals
    • Individuals may be required to possess their own basic hand tools

    Physical Qualifications

    Climbing, Crawling, Kneeling, Light 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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