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May 5, 2024 2024 Work for ME

General Dynamics Bath Iron Works

General Dynamics Bath Iron Works is a full-service shipyard specializing in the design, building and support of complex surface combatants for the U.S. Navy. BIW’s rich history reflects a continuous pattern of innovation, new technology and process improvements. We are shipfitters, welders, electricians, pipefitters, designers, naval architects, engineers, ship operators and business professionals. We come from all over the U.S. and from all walks of life and each day we contribute to the defense of our nation.

Products: BIW designed and continues to build the DDG 51-class Arleigh Burke destroyers, the Navy’s longest-running shipbuilding program. The shipyard also is responsible for modernization and lifecycle support of ships already deployed in the fleet.

Markets/Customers: U.S. Navy.

Career/job opportunities: BIW is currently hiring skilled trades including welders, pipefitters, electricians, carpenters and general laborers, designers and engineers. With almost 7,000 employees, the shipyard is often compared to a small city and supports its own security force, fire department, medical facility and finance department. We are hiring for positions in all types of roles throughout our business, including patrol officers, firefighters and nurses.

We also offer apprenticeship opportunities for highly motivated students interested in shipbuilding careers. BIW Apprentices earn while they learn through both academic and on-the-job training that, upon completion, provides an Associate of Science degree, that could also lead to a full bachelor’s or master’s degree. The School offers programs in shipbuilding trades, marine design, and production planning.

Company benefits: BIW offers employees a full suite of benefits including generous health insurance, retirement benefits and compensated time off.

Internship program: We have an extensive internship program that places college students in areas throughout the shipyard. Many of our interns have gone on to become valued full-time employees. We also have a Professional Development Program and Engineering Development Program for recent college graduates.

Community engagement: BIW values corporate citizenship and partners with a number of local organizations including area food programs. The shipyard also is a founding member of the United Way of Midcoast Maine and employees annually raise several hundred thousand dollars to support area programs.

Sustainability: BIW is actively engaged in efforts to protect the Kennebec River, reduce the company’s carbon footprint and each year recycles thousands of pounds of scrap wood and steel. We also have one of the most successful ride-sharing programs in the state, with dozens of van and car pools. BIW is actively engaged with the GO MAINE ride-sharing service and subsidizes a commuter bus between Lewiston-Auburn and the shipyard.