General Dynamics Electric Boat

Pipefitter Semi-Skilled

Requisition ID
Seat Location
EB Groton Shipyard
Building Trades
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 Pipefitting 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 Pipefitter. 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***


Pipefitter Duties Include:

  • Pipefitters fabricate and install the piping systems that will carry the ship's liquids and gasses at the various pressures
  • Fabrication and installation of Standard Hangers, Shock Mounted, and Resilient Hangers. Must maintain verbatim compliance with written procedures to insure adequate support and noise control attributes are met.
  • Apply measurement, fit-up bending and installation skills and techniques to comply with tight tolerances
  • Pipe fit-up may involve welded joints, silver brazed joints or mechanically fastened joints
  • Able to work with very small tubing to very large diameter piping
  • Systems include hydraulic, lube oil, and low pressure air, and low and high pressure steam, sea water, chilled water and potable water
  • Groom systems to prepare for Company, Navy and Government inspections
  • Use freeze seals of piping in operational mode to effect repairs
  • Work conditions may include entry into restricted and confined spaces 



  • 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 $20.53 - $24.53



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



  • Additional preference given for Vocational, Technical and Community Colleges or Apprentice programs
  • Successful completion of the Eastern CT Workforce Investment Board (EWIB) Manufacturing Pipeline Initiative training program
  • Military Shipbuilding, manufacturing or shipyard experience


  • Candidate must be able to interpret technical manuals, shipyard procedures, blueprints, test documents, diagrams and perform basic layout functions
  • Must be able to work all shifts and in all environments as well as Radiological areas of the boat
  • Willing to accept Road assignments
  • Must be able and willing to receive and pass Nuclear Pipefitter Training
  • Individuals will be required to possess their own hand tools

Physical Qualifications

Climbing, Color Vision, Crawling, Heavy Lifting, Kneeling, Light Lifting, Medium Lifting, Pulling, Pushing, Reaching, Stooping, Twisting

Environmental Attributes

Cold, Dry, Dusty, Hot, Inside, Noise, Oily, Outside


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