Production Associate

Company Name:
General Dynamics Bath Iron Works
Production Associate
Location Bath Iron Works, Bath, ME
Department B4600 Employee Development
Requisition Number 14-6724
Shift 1st
Number of Positions 10
Security Clearance No Clearance
Job Description Bath Iron Works is offering an exciting new Professional Development Program! We are looking for recent graduates of marine, manufacturing and/or engineering colleges or academies. This program is designed to develop talented individuals to prepare them for future production leadship roles at Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine. We will be recruiting and making our candidate selections this spring with the selected new hires starting (TBD).
This is an interim trainee position where the employee develops professionally, technically and personally through a structured two year Professional Development Program (PDP) of defined rotations and training. Upon completion of the program the employee will be able to assume a leadership role in a supervisory position in Operations. The PDP employee rotates through key areas to learn primary processes to acquire shipbuilding and maritime industry knowledge and leadership skills.
Role and Responsibilities of selected candidates:
1. Proactively use every PDP opportunity and experience to increase knowledge of BIW business practices.
2. Complete assignments/projects on time to support rotational departments' workload.
3. Develop overall knowledge of shipbuilding processes and managerial skills while assisting key departments during area rotations.
4. Manages work in a given area by coordinating cognizant stakeholder efforts.
5. Actively participate in implementing and monitoring continuous process improvement initiatives to improve safety and quality, and reduce cycle time and costs.
6. Attend and participate in assigned learning events.
Required Education/Training Bachelor's Degree in Marine, Electrical, Mechanical, Manufacturing Engineering or Naval Architecture required
Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 preferred
Education from a maritime academy preferred
Basic understanding of maritime industry operations preferred
Provide upon request a formal recommendation from the earned degree institute or mentor
Experience Ability to plan work and manage time effectively
Ability to collaborate and influence others
Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Access
Ability to logically express ideas in oral and written formats
High level of flexibility and versatility
Exposure to world class manufacturing techniques

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