Website General Dynamics Elec Boat

Shipfitter Job Highlights

Title Shipfitter
Type Full Time
Experience Less than 1 Year
Function Manufacturing/Management
Location North Kingstown, RI, United States
Company General Dynamics Elec Boat

Company Profile

General Dynamics Electric Boat provides design, construction, and lifecycle support of submarines for the U.S. Navy.

Job Profile

The company is searching for a Shipfitter who is required to interpret construction drawings with basic mathematic ability.

Educational Qualification

  • The applicants should have a High School Diploma/GED; additional preference is given for Vocational, Technical, and Community Colleges or Apprentice programs

Work Experience

  • The candidates should have less than 1-year of work experience related to previous ship fitting/metal fabrication or carpentry experience or training.

Required Qualifications-

  • Individuals are required to possess their own basic hand tools
  • Must be able to work at heights, confined spaces, and extreme temperature conditions as required
  • Must be available to work all shifts
  • Must possess basic mathematical skills

Preferred Qualifications-

  • The applicant will be required to interpret technical manuals, shipyard procedures, test documents, blueprints, diagrams, and perform basic layout functions
  • Military/Navy experience
  • Previous experience working in the construction industry or a manufacturing environment
  • Previous metal fabrication experience and military shipbuilding experience


  • Layout, fabrication, assembly/installation of foundations, structures, bulkheads, frames, components, and deck packages
  • Must be able to read and interpret written policies, procedures, and guidelines as work assignments will be accomplished using company drawings, test documents, technical manuals, and shipyard procedures
  • Tack-weld structural parts as required
  • Will be required to align parts in relation to each other using jacks, clips, and wedges through the use of blueprints and templates
  • Will need to develop a working knowledge of structural weld joint fit-up/weld symbols, burning and grinding operations
  • Work conditions may include an entry in restricted/confined spaces


  • Applicants will be required to work in a collaborative team environment and meet organizational goals
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

Physical Requirements

  • The job required climbing, color vision, crawling, kneeling, light lifting, medium lifting, pulling, pushing, reaching, stooping, and twisting.

Environmental Attributes

  • They are acids or alkalis, cold, dry, dusty, fumes, hot, inside, noise, oily, outside, and wet.

Employer’s Statement

General Dynamics Electric Boat is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.

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