Construction Shielding Mechanic

HSI-Electric Boat

North Kingstown, RI

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Shielding Installation Mechanics are required to cut, fit and install lead and plastic shielding to support submarine construction. This work requires a talented crafts-person with an aptitude to learn and the ability to visualize a job from start to finish as well as painting and installing sound dampening. The mechanics will receive job specific training and will receive qualification to perform each process after a demonstration of ability. 


Work includes cutting and fitting shielding using carpentry tools such as band-saws, table saws, planers, jointers, routers, undercut saws, paint brush, rollers, spray paint equipment. and various pneumatic tools such as handheld chipping hammers, grinders, nail guns and burr tools. Applicants will be required to read and interpret plans and shipyard procedures.


This position is located at the Quonset Point facility in North Kingstown, RI. 



  • Previous carpentry experience
  • Must possess basic mathematical skills

  • Must be able to work all shifts, in confined spaces and extreme temperature conditions as required

  • Must be able to qualify for Lead and Poly installation

  • Applicant must be able to qualify for, and be comfortable wearing, an air-fed, full face respirator


  • High school diploma/GED; Additional preference given for Vocational, Technical and Community Colleges or Apprentice programs
  • Ability to interpret shipyard procedures, drawings, technical manuals, test documents and diagrams 
  • Previous experience in finished carpentry, auto body, painting and coatings 
  • Applicants currently possessing shielding qualifications
  • Previous experience working in the construction industry or a manufacturing environment 
  • Military/Navy experience 
  • Applicant will be required to work in a collaborative and team environment and meet organizational goals. Individuals are required to possess their own basic hand tools
  • Must possess strong communication and interpersonal skills
Physical Qualifications
Climbing, Color Vision, Crawling, Kneeling, Light Lifting, Medium Lifting, Pulling, Pushing, Reaching, Stooping, Twisting
Environmental Attributes
Acids or Alkalis, Cold, Dry, Dusty, Fumes, Hot, Inside, Noise, Oily, Outside, Wet