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STO Test Electrician - Columbia - 2nd Shift - Military Veterans

at General Dynamics

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STO Test Electrician - Columbia - 2nd Shift


Job ID: 2022-8823
Type: Full-Time
# of Openings: 5
Category: Building Trades
EB Groton Shipyard


The Shipyard Test Organization is the premier trade made up of a team of world class testers who have the knowledge and skill to be the last in line delivering the most capable warships to the U.S. Navy. In STO, we are a learning organization that operates daily on our foundational pillars of proper planning, integrity, and ownership to complete operational testing with the highest level of formality.

Specific repsonsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Perform electrical testing of all Shipboard, Steam and Electric Plant, Auxiliary and Weapons systems.
  • Complete and maintain the required training to perform electrical operational testing of all Steam and Electric Plant systems; Hull Mechanical and Auxiliary systems; and Weapons systems which may include going on sea trials.
  • Complete and maintain the required training to perform watch standing duties to include: operate ships electrical systems; roving watches required for ship safety, safety dispatch or to monitor electrical systems required as part of the construction which may include weekend work.
  • Complete and maintain the required training to perform the duties of a safety technician which requires making systems safe for trade work utilizing Electric Boats Lock out/Tag out procedures.
  • Ability to follow written procedures and comply with requirements.
  • Exhibit high moral character and integrity required to certify NAVSEA test requirements.
  • Exhibit the ability to read and understand various system and test diagrams/drawings required for all electrical system testing.
  • Work onboard submarines under construction during all phases of construction in all types of weather.
  • Work requires heavy lifting, pulling and climbing (ladders) and enter in tight/confined spaces for extended periods of time.
  • Be able to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret clearance.
  • Perform various electrical testing tasks using various meters to perform continuity checks of installed cables and equipment. Perform alignments of ship systems electronic systems. Assist in trouble shooting when required.
  • Perform other duties assigned by their supervisor.
  • Complete and maintain the required training to use radiological dosimetry to work within radiological controlled areas when required.
  • Complete and maintain the required training to work on energized equipment. Individual must understand and comply with Division Safety Manual and technical manual operating instructions.

  • Responsibilities

    • Attention to detail
    • Electrical skills (ability to work with basic electrical tools)
    • Ability to read drawings/schematics
    • Ability to think critically
    • Ability to pass required schools for specific qualifications


    Qualifications Required:
    • High School diploma or GED
    • Must be available for any shift
    • Prior US Naval submarine system experience or prior testing experience with shipboard systems
    • Experience in one or more of the following: Related military training, electrical training from Vocational, Technical or Community College


    Groton, CT

    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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