Skip to comments.Electric Boat To Hire Thousands As Military Strategy Shifts Back To Subs
Posted on 04/19/2016 9:14:35 AM PDT by RitchieAprile
ROTON For the first time in a generation, Electric Boat is hiring thousands of workers as military strategy again turns to submarines to project U.S. sea power.
As many as 850 high-skilled, well-paid manufacturing and other jobs are being filled this year and nearly 4,000 in the next 15 years, establishing a workforce of 18,000 at the submarine manufacturer's sites in Groton and Quonset Point, R.I.
About 4,000 workers have been hired since 2012 as Electric Boat builds two submarines a year, a coveted expansion of the fleet that was eclipsed by shifting military policies at the end of the Cold War and the beginning of the drive against terrorism.
Finding and recruiting workers has stirred a regional network of community colleges, vocational schools and training and recruitment centers coordinating efforts for job training and curriculum development to match applicants with jobs at Electric Boat and small manufacturers.
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Dare we hope that these workers are screened for security purposes?
The only good news these days for Connecticut comes in the form of government largesse.
I always heard it called “Rotten Groton” and this article confirms it.
“Rotten Groton” because of the marshy areas at low tide smelled the same as Titusville,Fla with a West wind,Rotten.
Due to rotting sea vegetation.
I left my job there in 2010. A lot of great opportunities there if you are willing to live in Connecticut or Rhode Island.
The OHIO Replacement Project is fully funded, and EB has been selected to be the lead designer and builder of the 12 submarines.
If Hillary is elected maybe she’ll bring back Hazel O’Leary.
The person who insisted that all security badges be the same color. So people’s feelings didn’t get hurt if they didn’t have a higher clearance.
The US navy has sidelined its state-of-the-art Virginia-class submarines, including one commissioned just last week, due to welding problems in the piping connecting the U-boats’ nuclear reactors to their propulsion system.
The Naval Sea Systems Command says that USS Minnesota, USS North Dakota and USS John Warner are now being inspected for welding issues after a contractor, General Dynamics Electric Boat, apparently performed “undocumented” repairs on the components in question. https://www.rt.com/usa/311804-us-submarines-welding-problems/
You can hope but you know better...
How long before they have to install muslim foot baths and stop work on all three shifts for muslim prayers?
Did you work on Tridents?
Sounds like the Subs built in the 80's had better construction. I did not hear of Bad Reactor Welds.
I had forgotten about that.
To me this is great news. It'll feed a lot of folks and start some capital moving through that part of the country. I will also feel more secure regarding our Navy.
Subs were the main reason we were able to handle the Japs in the Pacific. IMO, they won that war for us. The tonnage sunk numbers and troop ships sunk gave the legmen free reign without needing to watch their backs...made all the difference.
A lot of Navy ships of all sizes have been showing up at the old Navy base in Philadelphia.
You’d think we’re going to war.
My experiences with government contract companies were never ideal. Of course, the balance of my employers were rarely any better.
Bad reactor welds. That gives one a lot of confidence...
What you need to worry about is whether the government background investigating agencies use traditional criteria or if they now use the administration's "new normal".
Homosexuality and drug abuse used to block clearances while subscriptions to groups like FR used to not be scrutinized as "subversive".
...and demands to translate all specs into Chinese for ease of espionage...
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