Why should you consider a career in submarine manufacturing?
As you transition from military life, a career in submarine manufacturing offers a seamless progression into vitally important work that you simply won’t find in a traditional civilian desk job. Benefits include:
Support yourself and be present for your loved ones by relying on the financial stability provided by the submarine manufacturing industry.
Apply the technical skills you have acquired during your military service to contribute to the manufacturing of military submarines.
Embrace the chance to acquire new skills and knowledge, staying up-to-date with the ever-evolving landscape of cutting-edge manufacturing technology.
Experience the satisfaction of knowing that your work as a civilian will do more than boost profits and hit quotas — it will directly contribute to the ongoing mission of ensuring the security of our country.
Continue to work in a supportive environment that values teamwork, cooperation, and the strong bonds forged among like-minded individuals.
Honor your commitment to safeguarding our nation by helping construct the ultimate military machinery.
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Utilize cutting-edge 3D printing technology to construct submarine parts.
Ideal for: military R&D professionals, combat engineers, military technicians, aerospace engineers and Naval architects
Transform raw materials into vital submarine components.
Ideal for: weapons systems technicians, machinist mates, aviation structural mechanics, equipment repair technicians and combat engineers
Use advanced technology to identify and fix errors throughout the manufacturing process.
Ideal for: calibration technicians, quality assurance specialists, avionics technicians, ordnance specialists and intelligence analysts
Assess the strength and reliability of submarine parts without causing damage.
Ideal for: quality assurance specialists, aircraft maintenance technicians, nuclear plant operators, ammunition inspectors and Naval architects
Discover the art of using fire to construct the body and components of a Naval submarine.
Ideal for: combat engineers, Navy hull technicians, engineer equipment welders and metals technology specialists
Learn the new skills you need in weeks—not years
No direct experience with submarine manufacturing? No problem.
The Accelerated Training in Defense Manufacturing (ATDM) Program is specifically designed to teach you the skills you need. It packs 600+ hours into just four months. You’ll graduate with industry-recognized certifications, ready to start building submarines.
I served in the Navy. I joined in 2006 and served eight years as a machinist…I chose additive manufacturing because I love the idea of building a 3D printed model.”
All your career questions, answered
Finding meaningful employment after completing service can be challenging. However, rest assured that we have the answers to your most pressing questions.
The transition can actually be quite smooth, as your experience in the military often directly aligns with the tasks and processes involved in submarine manufacturing.
While certain positions may require specific degrees or certifications, there are entry-level opportunities available in almost every career field.
The good news is that many available positions provide on-the-job training and mentorship from experienced colleagues. We can also connect you with the Accelerated Training in Defense Manufacturing program to be rigorously trained in the skills needed to repair, upfit, and build submarines.
There are numerous training programs available to help you acquire any necessary skills, including the Accelerated Training in Defense Manufacturing program. You may choose to receive more information about training programs on your application.
Absolutely. Many military veterans have chosen to transition from their service to a career in submarine manufacturing so you'll be in excellent company.
Not at all. Companies are hiring manufacturers in all 50 states, so you can do impactful work while being present for your loved ones.