Why should you consider a career in submarine manufacturing?
Working in submarine manufacturing offers numerous rewards and benefits that you won’t find in your standard 9-to-5.
The submarine manufacturing industry boasts a high demand for talent, providing stable career options with competitive pay and well-defined paths for advancement.
Right from the start, you will be immersed in the latest technology, ranging from state-of-the-art 3D printing to advanced electromagnetic testing.
Embrace a perpetual student mindset, constantly evolving your skills and knowledge to stay up-to-date with the ever-changing world of cutting-edge tech.
In addition to having the coolest job around, take pride in knowing that your work serves a greater purpose — safeguarding our nation's security.
Learn from seasoned craftspeople and forge strong bonds with like-minded individuals who share a common mission to build a formidable fleet of military submarines.
You will do more than meet quotas and deadlines — your work will help build some of the most incredible modern machines that will endure the test of time.
Careers that let you create, shape, inspect, experiment, and make
Though thousands of positions are available in submarine manufacturing, the greatest demand lies in additive manufacturing, CNC machining, metrology, non-destructive testing and welding. Explore the options below to find which career best suits your interests.
For the creators
Learn how to utilize cutting-edge 3D printing technology to construct submarine parts.
For the shapers
Uncover the secrets to transforming raw materials into vital submarine components.
For the inspectors
Master the use of advanced technology to identify and fix errors throughout the manufacturing process.
For the experimenters
Learn how to assess the strength and reliability of submarine parts without causing damage.
For the makers
Discover the art of using fire to construct the body and components of a Naval submarine.
Go from zero to career in four months with ATDM
Funded by the Navy, the Accelerated Training in Defense Manufacturing (ATDM) Program is designed specifically to teach you the skills needed to help build submarines.
The ATDM program is rigorous—it packs 600+ hours into just four months—so you graduate with industry-recognized certifications and immediate job opportunities.
I have the opportunity to learn everything I need to do so that whenever I do enter the industry, I'm ready to go.”
I had no experience…I went through the program – 10 weeks. EB's awesome so far...there's a lot of help, even if you're new. There's a lot of camaraderie.”
Don’t think you have what it takes to build a U.S. Navy submarine?
If you're new to the field or considering a career change, submarine manufacturing may seem out of reach. However, rest assured that we have the answers to your most pressing questions to show you how attainable it can be.
No prior military experience is needed to apply for a job in the Submarine Industrial Base.
While certain positions may require specific degrees or certifications, there are entry-level opportunities available in almost every career field.
Don't worry. Most entry-level jobs provide on-the-job training and mentorship from experienced colleagues. We can also connect you with the Accelerated Training in Defense Manufacturing program, which teaches the skills you need in just four months.
There are numerous training programs available to help you acquire any necessary skills, including the Accelerated Training in Defense Manufacturing program, funded by the Navy. You may choose to receive more information about training programs on your application.
Not at all. Companies are hiring manufacturers in all 50 states, so you can work without living on a Naval base.