General Dynamics Electric Boat

Marine Mechanic (Outside Machinist)

Requisition ID
Building Trades
Remaining Openings
1st, 2nd, 3rd


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 $19.48 - $23.27


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, 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 Outside Machinist. 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:

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.



  • 0-4 years of relevant experience


  • High School Diploma or GED


  • 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
  • Successful completion of the Eastern CT Workforce Investment Board (EWIB) Manufacturing Pipeline Initiative training program


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