Maintenance Trades Helper - Welder Trainee

Clearance Level
Pawcatuck, Connecticut
Onsite Workplace
Key Skills For Success


Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW)

Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)

Hand Tools

Welding Machines

REQ#: RQ174541
Public Trust: None
Requisition Type: Pipeline
Your Impact

Own your opportunity to work with the largest government agency in the nation. Make an impact by advancing the Department of Defense’s mission to keep our country safe and secure.

Job Description

General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT), located in Pawcatuck, CT has been supporting the US Navy Submarine and Surface Ships for over 30 years.  We are a full-service organization ranging from concept development through installation.  We support all facets of the ship building industrial base including Engineering, Design and Drafting, Precision Machining, Sheet Metal, Structural Fabrication, Welding, Finishing, Electronic Assembly, and Installations.    Employees appreciate the team atmosphere and knowing we are providing a high-quality product in a safe and friendly environment.  We are located right between Groton, CT and Quonset Point, RI offering an easy commute and ample parking outside the building for a quick 30 second walk to your work area.   GDIT is looking for immediate hires that are US Citizens where a security clearance is not required to start your new career.   We are a growing business unit of General Dynamics, offering competitive wages with opportunities for advancement, seeking energized team players who want to deliver a quality product to our customers.  


Blueprints, Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Hand Tools, Welding Machines

Job Description Summary:

Applies basic welding processes with pulse MIG and/or TIG to aluminum, stainless and carbon steel to join, surface, fabricate or repair parts of metal or other weldable materials.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

May lay out and mark points on parts or subassemblies using rulers, squares, scribes, or templates.

May position pieces to be welded into jigs, holding fixtures, guides and steps using measuring instruments and hand tools.

Performs all work in accordance with established safety procedures.

Read blueprints and drawings and take or read measurements to plan layout and procedures.

Determine the appropriate welding equipment or method based on requirements.

Set up components for welding according to specifications (e.g. cut material with powered saws to match measurements.

Operate angle grinders to prepare the parts that must be welded.

Align components using calipers, rulers, etc. and clamp pieces.

Weld components using manual or semi-automatic welding equipment in various positions (vertical, horizontal, or overhead).

Repair machinery and other components by welding pieces and filling gaps.

Maintain equipment in a condition that does not compromise safety.

Education and Experience:

1+ years of related experience

Requires a High School Diploma or GED.

Technical or Vocations Training preferred.

Skills and Abilities:

Ability to following written and verbal instructions.

Knowledge of basic welding procedures.

Knowledge of geometry, weld shrinkage, welding techniques, and physical properties of metal.

Willing to invest and shows initiative and quality craftsmanship.

Subject to testing of welding quals.

US Citizenship Required

● 401K with company match
● Comprehensive health and wellness packages
● Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career
● Professional growth opportunities including paid education and certifications
● Cutting-edge technology you can learn from
● Rest and recharge with paid vacation and holidays

Work Requirements
Years of Experience

0 + years of related experience

* may vary based on technical training, certification(s), or degree


Travel Required



U.S. Citizenship Required

Salary and Benefit Information

The likely hourly rate for this position is between $12.55 - $20.84. This is not, however, a guarantee of compensation or salary. Rather, salary will be set based on experience, geographic location and possibly contractual requirements and could fall outside of this range.
View information about benefits and our total rewards program.

About Our Work

We are GDIT. A global technology and professional services company that delivers consulting, technology and mission services to every major agency across the U.S. government, defense and intelligence community. Our 30,000 experts extract the power of technology to create immediate value and deliver solutions at the edge of innovation. We operate across 30 countries worldwide, offering leading capabilities in digital modernization, AI/ML, Cloud, Cyber and application development. Together with our clients, we strive to create a safer, smarter world by harnessing the power of deep expertise and advanced technology.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.