Brunswick, Maine

Responsibilities for this Position

Designer, 2nd & 3rd Class


Req ID: 2023-3592
Type: Regular Full-Time
Remaining Positions: 25
Post End Date: 4/2/2023
Category: Engineering
Salary Grade: ..
Shift: ALL


BIW is hiring Marine Designers at the following levels:
  • 2nd Class Designer: $24.44 - $26.37
  • 3rd Class Designer: $20.50 - $23.59

Designer Benefits package includes:
  • Annual wage and promotion increases
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Vacation/Sick time options
  • 401k matching.

These positions are for all shifts.

  • Perform marine design activities that include, but are not limited to, 3D modeling & visualization.
  • Resolution of design-related problems encountered during ship construction that may involve occasional ship-checking.
  • Development of ship alteration drawings for repair/alteration of ships in the fleet.
  • Electronic drafting of installation & fabrication drawings.
  • Extraction of computer aided manufacturing data.


  • Good computer skills (e.g., proficiency with Microsoft Office tools).
  • Ability to read, interpret, and follow technical procedures, standards, and work instructions.
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work in a team environment.

  • Ability to perform ship checks through visits to the physical construction products on the waterfront or in fabrication facilities, as well as ability to travel to ship homeports on occasion.
  • Knowledge in extraction of computer aided manufacturing data - CAD/CAM, MasterCAM, 5Axis, G-Code.
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD and CATIA

Completion of SMCC Workforce Marine Design Training Program Preferred


  • Design experience in one of the following disciplines preferred; Loft, Structural, Electrical, Mechanical, or Hull Outfit.
  • Experience with installation and fabrication drawings is highly desirable.
  • Familiar with ship specifications as related to design requirements.

Completion of SMCC Workforce Marine Design Training Program Preferred

2nd Class Required:
  • Minimum of four (4) years design experience, OR
  • Bachelors degree in a related technical field (Engineering, Engineering Technology, Architecture), OR
  • Associate/ Vocational School degree with two (2) years design experience, required.
  • 3D CAD or AUTOCAD proficiency.
3rd Class Required:
  • Minimum of a High School Diploma or have completed a Trade/Technical/Vocational program with focus on CAD application and design principles.
3rd Class Preferred:
  • High School diploma with STEM endorsement.
  • 1 year of design experience, OR
  • Associates Degree in Technical School (CAD, Engineering Technology, Design, Architecture, Graphic Arts), OR
  • Graduate of BIW's Manufacturing division apprenticeship program, OR
  • Seven (7) years of experience as a first class mechanic in a marine trade, or formal military training in a technical field, OR
  • 3D CAD or AutoCAD proficiency.
  • Credit may be given for graphic arts or CIS experience.


Brunswick, Maine

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.

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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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