Maintenance Trades Helper- Sheet Metal Trainee

Clearance Level
Pawcatuck, Connecticut
Onsite Workplace
Key Skills For Success

Press Brakes

Sheet Metals

Water Jet Cutting Machines

REQ#: RQ174540
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.  


CNC Punching, Press Brakes, Punch Presses

Job Description Summary:

Work within the Sheet Metal Shop, assisting in the operation of CNC machinery, deburring parts, and learning the precision sheet metal trade.  Responsible for performing various tasks to aid daily operations of the Sheet Metal Shop.  Good attitude and aptitude to learn and be willing to invest their time into the trade.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

Assisting senior employees in operation of CNC Punch Press, Waterjet Cutting Center, and Press Brakes to fabricate sheet metal product.  Keeping other employees in department supplied with materials and tools.  Cutting of sheet and blanks for shop machinery using hydraulic shears and cutting tools.  Break-out of parts off Punch Press and Omax Waterjet.  Cleaning of work areas, machines, and equipment.  Delivery of parts to other departments and areas of facility.

Education and Experience:

1+ years of related experience

Requires a high school diploma or GED.

Technical or Vocational Training preferred but not required.

Skills and Abilities:

Understanding of shop math.

Ability to follow written and verbal instructions.

Ability to operate power and hand tools.

Ability to work within a motivated small team.

Able to lift 50 pounds or more on daily basis.

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.