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Marine Mechanic (Outside Machinist) - Skilled - Military Veterans

at General Dynamics

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Marine Mechanic (Outside Machinist) - Skilled


Job ID: 2023-9288
Type: Full-Time
# of Openings: 30
Category: Building Trades
EB Groton Shipyard


Marine Mechanic (Outside Machinist)

*Hired employees will be titled "Outside Machinist"


  • 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 $25.15 - $35.04

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 Outside Machinists Department as we continue to build the most advanced submarines.

Interested in learning a new trade?

Apply to the Semi-Skilled req today (2023-9287)! As long as you are eager and willing to learn, we will provide training to teach you how to excel as an Outside Machinist. In collaboration with the State of Connecticut, Electric Boat offers pre-employment training to get you started on learning the fundamentals of the trade.

The Outside Machinists are responsible for all shipboard mechanical work that takes place in Electric Boat's Groton shipyard. Tasks include on-hull machining, component installation, support testing of mechanical components, lay-out of weldments, shafting, propulsion plant installations, pumps, valving, weapons and communication systems. Diligent execution of all certification paperwork associated with mechanical installations is critical aspect of our work. D242's work is primarily shipboard, internal and external to submarine hulls and limited ship work. Off-site and radiological work also exists.


  • 5+ years of relevant experience

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Successful completion of the Eastern CT Workforce Investment Board Manufacturing Pipeline Initiative Training Program
  • Significant emphasis will be provided to applicants with nuclear and/or radiological work experience and those who have graduated from technical programs for mechanical trades.


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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