Groton, Connecticut

Responsibilities for this Position

Operations Supervisor - Career Development


Job ID: 2021-6040
Type: Full-Time
# of Openings: 20
Category: Management
EB Groton Shipyard


The Electric Boat Career Development Program is an entry level two year leadership program that combines instructor led, leadership, and trade training. Every successful candidate will have an opportunity to enhance their leadership skills by participating in three multi-month rotations in which participants immerse themselves in the role of an Operations Supervisor. During the rotations and trade training the candidate will also be participating in various leadership programs and a mentoring program to ensure their success and growth. The knowledge and skills that the Career Development Program provides will prepare the selected candidate to be a successful Operations Supervisor and leader in our Groton, CT shipyard or our Quonset Point, RI manufacturing facility.

The successful candidate must provide technical assistance and overall direction to a team of hourly trade employees. Core to this position is the successful performance of the teams Safety, Quality, Cost, Schedule and Continuous Improvement. Effective communication, leadership, creating a positive team environment with employees and peers is key to success for the selected candidate. This position provides a platform to gain a working knowledge of various manufacturing environments and their relationships with other parts of Electric Boats business. This is an excellent opportunity for advancement into a career-building leadership position and gain invaluable experience to support their career development.

Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Lead the activities of approximately 3 to 20 trade employees in the performance of preparing, assembling and installing equipment onboard submarines
  • Primary point of contact to interface with Engineering, Ships' Management, Quality and other trade departments
  • Lead the team to achievement of company goals for Safety, Quality, Cost, Schedule and Process Improvement
  • Take ownership of team performance
  • Assign work, provide technical expertise, instruction, developmental guidance, motivation and performance assessment of your employee(s) while working aboard submarines under construction and repair
  • Lead self-assessment audits, commit to schedules and maintain product quality
  • Attend to various administrative responsibility, such as LMS, Quality documentation, work completion documentation, etc.
  • Must be willing to work all shifts and travel, as required


Unique Skills:
  • Ability to adapt to challenges while remaining calm in a constantly changing working environment, all while remaining compliant to technical and procedural constrains
  • Ability to build a strong, cohesive team and drive them toward a high level of performance
  • Ability to analyze performance data, formulate process improvement ideas and continuously improve performance
  • Provide the best possible solution to problem solving or decision making by conscientiously testing things, examining facts, trying different alternatives and thinking things through.
  • Evaluate situations, calculate and reduce risk, justify and defend correctness, give reasons for views and generally provide shrewd judgement in any situation.
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of workforce and management
  • Strong interpersonal, presentation, written and verbal skills
  • Influence and persuade others to give their best and willingly praise those who do well.
  • Bring a sense of urgency to situations, demonstrate an active approach, be willing to get involved in order to increase the pace and achieve goals and objectives.
  • Able to climb and work aboard submarines under construction or repair


  • BS in Engineering or Construction Management
  • Manufacturing, Shipbuilding and Leadership experience
  • Prior Co-Op/Internship experience
  • Less than 5 years experience preferred
  • Knowledge of management tools, i.e. Microsoft Office Suite


Groton, Connecticut

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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