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Welcome to submarine manufacturing, where dedicated men and women transform raw materials into military marvels that make our country safer. From welded hulls to next-gen communications systems, every hand that touches a submarine leaves a lasting impact. The submarines we make are giants. But so are the people who build them.

Are you ready to forge your legacy?

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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.

Enjoy long-term job security

The submarine manufacturing industry boasts a high demand for talent, providing stable career options with competitive pay and well-defined paths for advancement.

Work on the cutting edge of technology

Right from the start, you will be immersed in the latest technology, ranging from state-of-the-art 3D printing to advanced electromagnetic testing.

Keep growing throughout your career

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.

Get some serious bragging rights

In addition to having the coolest job around, take pride in knowing that your work serves a greater purpose — safeguarding our nation's security.

Be part of a team with purpose

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.

Build a legacy that lasts

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.

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Interested in starting a career in maritime manufacturing but not sure where to begin?

Kickstart your career in maritime manufacturing with a range of training programs designed to equip you with the skills you need for success. Choose from a variety of training opportunities, including the Accelerated Training in Defense Manufacturing (ATDM) program, which can help you earn industry-recognized certifications in 
just four months.


I have the opportunity to learn everything I need to do so that whenever I do enter the industry, I'm ready to go.”

CNC Machinist, ATDM

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.”

Zach C.
Machinist, General Dynamics Electric Boat
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Don’t think you have what it takes to build a U.S. Navy submarine?
Think again.

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.

Is military service or prior military experience required for working on submarine construction?

No prior military experience is needed to apply for a job in the Submarine Industrial Base.

Do I need to have a certain degree or level of education to find a job?

While certain positions may require specific degrees or certifications, there are entry-level opportunities available in almost every career field.

What if I have no manufacturing experience or skills?

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.

What training programs are available if I want to acquire some skills before applying?

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.

Do I have to reside on or near a Naval base to work on submarine construction?

Not at all. Companies are hiring manufacturers in all 50 states, so you can work without living on a Naval base.

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