North Kingstown, Rhode Island

Responsibilities for this Position

Pipe Welder

US-RI-North Kingstown

Job ID: 2021-17182
Type: Full-Time
# of Openings: 18
Category: Piping Trades
EB Quonset Point Facility


Have you ever wanted to be part of something that truly matters?

Do you have a desire to help our Military?

Are you someone who takes pride in their work?

At General Dynamics Electric Boat - We deliver the advantage that protects Our Sailors, Our Families, and Our Freedom!

Applying for a position with General Dynamics Electric Boat means you are a purpose driven collaborator that will be devoted to our mission of providing the United States Navy with the most superior nuclear submarines in the world. We consider all highly motivated applicants that strive to reach their fullest potential. Joining our team means you become part of a 100 year legacy of dedicated Americans that have left their mark on the continued freedom of this great country. We welcome you the opportunity to leave yours!

General Dynamics Ethos & Corporate Responsibility

  • Commitment to Ethics
  • Commitment to Employees
  • Supporting Service Members
  • Supporting Communities
  • Environmental Responsibility


Pipe Welders perform welding functions on all submarine piping systems materials, including bi-metallic welds in all positions according to weld procedures using GTAW.

  • Welds include butts, sockets, boss roots, weldolets and fillets
  • Consumes an E.B. insert to form the root pass of a butt weld, performs 5X magnification visual inspection of pipe welds, and weld repair of excavated areas of pipe welds
  • May operate automatic TIG fixed head and orbital automatic welding equipment
  • Performs a visual inspection of finished welds.

This position is located in North Kingstown, RI



  • Previous Pipe welding training and/or experience
  • TIG (GTAW, Gas Tungsten Arc Welding) welding process training and/or experience
  • Must be able to read and interpret welding and shipyard procedures, structural drawings, technical manuals, test documents and diagrams desired
  • Must be able to work all shifts, at heights, confined spaces (in-tank welding) and extreme temperature conditions (cold, heat)
  • Some lifting will be required; candidates must be able to work in horizontal, vertical and overhead positions
  • Must pass an Electric Boat socket and X-Ray butt test and SSP 3.11 test per training requirements
  • Must possess basic mathematical skills
  • Must possess their own basic hand tools

Preferred / Desired Skills:

  • X-Ray pipe welding experience
  • Orbital welding
  • Previous Electric Boat pipe welding experience
  • Nuclear welding experience
  • Military/Navy related experience
  • Previous EB experience
  • High School Diploma/GED preferred; additional preference given for Vocational, Technical and Community Colleges or Apprentice programs


North Kingstown, Rhode Island

General Dynamics is a global aerospace and defense company.

From Gulfstream business jets and combat vehicles to nuclear-powered submarines and communications systems, people around the world depend on our products and services for their safety and security.

We offer a broad portfolio of innovative products and services in business aviation; combat vehicles, weapons systems and munitions; IT and C4ISR solutions; and shipbuilding and ship repair.

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.

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