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Carpenter Semi-Skilled - Military Veterans

at General Dynamics

Responsibilities for this Position

Carpenter Semi-Skilled


Job ID: 2023-9292
Type: Full-Time
# of Openings: 120
Category: Building Trades
EB Groton Shipyard



  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • 401K Plan
  • Paid Vacation and holidays
  • Shift Premium
  • Health and Wellness Programs
  • Commuter/Van Services
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Safety Boot Reimbursement Program
  • Hourly Rates from $20.53 - $24.53

Electric Boat is the premier designer and builder of nuclear powered submarines for the US Navy and we are experiencing a period of unprecedented growth! We are looking for people who want to learn and grow within our Carpentry Department as we continue to build the most advanced submarines.

Interested in learning a new trade, but don't have any experience yet?

Apply today! As long as you are eager and willing to learn, we will provide training to teach you how to excel as an Carpenter. In collaboration with the State of Connecticut, Electric Boat offers pre-employment training (EWIB) to get you started on learning the fundamentals of the trade.

To register for EWIB:

Support Services that EWIB provides:
  • Attendance Stipends
  • Transportation Assistance
    • Mileage Reimbursement (IRS Rate)
    • Car Based Solutions (car repairs, registration, auto insurance)
    • Organizing Uber or Taxi rides
  • Childcare assistance
  • Clothing or boots
  • Rent, Utilities, Technology, and other supports
Not required for current Electric Boat Employees

Job Responsibilities:

Carpenters are responsible for:
  • Carpenters install thermal and acoustic insulation, manufacture and install keel blocks, install lead, damping materials, deck tile throughout many compartments and spaces on the submarine and provide linesman services for the shipyard
  • They construct staging, establish and layout ship's reference points and support the moving and launching of the submarine.
  • Work conditions may include elevated platforms and confined spaces.
  • Individuals are required to possess their own basic hand tools.
  • Carpenters use blueprints, layout, and measurement skills to perform many jobs in submarine construction.
  • They must be able to safely use a variety of pneumatic and electrical power tools necessary to cut, modify, and install materials.


  • Must be able to interpret technical manuals, shipyard procedures, test documents, blueprints, diagrams, and perform basic layout functions.
  • Willing to take road jobs and the ability to work all shifts.


  • High school diploma or GED
  • 0-5 years of relevant experience
  • 6 months of relevant experience
  • Vocational, Technical Colleges, Apprentice programs, Military, shipbuilding, manufacturing and automotive experience


Groton, CT

Salary Range
$41,600 to $49,920
General Dynamics

General Dynamics is a global aerospace and defense company.

Our portfolio spans the realm of the world's most technologically advanced business jets, wheeled combat vehicles, command and control systems and nuclear submarines. We offer these through our five business groups: Aerospace, Combat Systems, Information Technology, Mission Systems and Marine Systems.

General Dynamics employs thousands of people across the globe, with locations in more than 45 countries. We rely on the skills of our employees and their knowledge of customer requirements to deliver best-in-class products and services.

Who We Are Looking For 

General Dynamics is seeking military veterans and military spouses across the country who bring a deeply rooted skillset that includes team-oriented approaches to problem-solving, demonstrations of leadership and an overall commitment to the mission of the organization.  We recognize the knowledge and skills gained during your military experience are invaluable to the success of a team. We’re proud of the thousands of veterans and military professionals who have chosen to apply their leadership, teamwork and problem-solving skills to a career at General Dynamics and to continue supporting the mission of those serving today.

Should I Apply?

At General Dynamics, our employees are the heart of our company. We rely on their dedication to excellence and their intimate knowledge of customer requirements to meet the needs of customers around the globe, day in and day out. Our employees' unique blend of skill, innovation and agility drives our continued success, and we take our responsibility to them seriously. If you are a military veteran or military spouse ready to advance your career, view our available career opportunities to the right for more information and to apply today!

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