General Dynamics Electric Boat

Welder Semi-Skilled

Requisition ID
Seat Location
EB Groton Shipyard
Building Trades
Remaining Openings
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Security Clearance Required


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 Welding 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 a Welder. 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***



Welding at Electric Boat is performed on a wide variety of materials, using an ever growing number of welding processes.  Qualification is required for each process, as welders participate in continuous training in new and traditional welding processes using both conventional and state of the art equipment. 


Duties include:

  • Welding structural assemblies using GMAW and SMAW during fabrication and installation of submarine construction
  • Use of pneumatic tools such as grinders, burr tools, wire brushes, etc.
  • Oxy/fuel pre-heat and carbon/arc gouging as well as verifying weld size using weld guages
  • Reading and interpretation of weld symbols, technique sheets, and work packages
  • Additional tasks as assigned


  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • 401K Plan
  • Paid Vacation and holidays
  • Shift Premium
  • Health and Wellness Programs including Onsite Wellness Facility, Pharmacy, and Physical Therapy
  • Commuter/Van Services
  • Safety Boot Reimbursement Program
  • Hourly Rates from $19.48 - $23.27
    • Rates to increase $20.53 - $24.53 in 2024



  • Must have a High School Diploma, GED, or be a current High School Senior
  • 0-5 years of relevant experience
  • Must be available to work any shift



  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Vocational, Technical and Community Colleges or Apprentice programs, Military Shipbuilding, manufacturing and automotive experience
  • Ability to interpret welding and shipyard procedures, structural drawings, technical manuals, test documents and diagrams
  • Successful completion of the Eastern CT Workforce Investment Board (EWIB) Manufacturing Pipeline Initiative training program
  • Knowledge and experience in Pipe Welding


  • Must be able to work all shifts and in all environments as well as Radiological areas of the boat
  • Willing to accept road jobs assignments
  • Individuals are required to possess their own basic hand tools

Physical Qualifications

Climbing, Crawling, Heavy Lifting, Kneeling, Light Lifting, Medium 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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