Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition, James F. Geurts (at right), visited Bath Iron Works on Tuesday, Feb. 13. A retired Air Force colonel who assumed his current post on Dec. 5, 2017, the assistant secretary is responsible for equipping and supporting the nation’s sailors and Marines with the best platforms, systems and technology.
Bath Iron Works is the leader in surface ship design and construction with a reputation for innovation and quality that sets the standards for the industry. Our products are the most technologically advanced naval ships in the world.
We're located on the coast of Maine in the City of Bath. This region offers unlimited recreational activities. You can enjoy kayaking, sailing, snowboarding, skiing, bicycling, and hiking the Appalachian Trail. Maine is also known for its support of the arts and is rich with cultural opportunities. And Maine is one of the best places in the U.S. to raise a family. We're 2.5 hours from Boston and 45 minutes from Maine's largest city, Portland. See http://www.maine.gov for many more details.
BIW employs a very wide range of skilled tradespeople: electricians, welders, pipefitters, painters, riggers as well as specialized trades like shipfitters and test and evaluation personnel. Take a look here for some ideas about we do.. Maybe there's a match?
BIW is a pioneer in 3D CAD techniques, and employs hundreds of designers and specialized personnel who keep the wheels turning.
A diverse workplace yields better ideas and outcomes and we are committed to promoting diversity of experience, perspectives and capabilities. Each business, and each individual, makes a unique contribution to our company. We recognize that diversity is good for our team and our shareholders, and it’s critical to our future competitiveness.
General Dynamics proudly supports a culture of inclusion that encourages a work environment that honors diverse opinions. Employees can flourish here: they know their individual skills, abilities and viewpoints are honored. Our diverse, global business is united by a common goal of being the best in the business, delivering shareholder value and being a good corporate citizen in each of the communities where we do business.
Our ongoing support of the National Society of Black Engineers, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Society of Women Engineers, Women in Aviation, Women in Defense, Black Engineer of the Year Awards and Women of Color in Engineering and Science demonstrates our commitment to diversity within our company and in our industry.
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I have been working at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works full-time (More than a year)
The work is very rewarding - providing the Navy with the ships it needs and making them right so they perform when then need to. The pay and benefits exceed what is typical for this region and allow me to have a great quality of life in a great state. Really good coworkers. I look forward to coming to work on Monday.
While many of the production facilities have been modernized, some of the support buildings are dated. I wish there was more of a chance to interact with people in different trades.
Advice to Management
Keep focused on the future. Job security is the most important benefit.
The process took 5 days. I interviewed at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works.
Had a phone interview and received an offer a few days later. Questions weren't overly difficult. Hiring process can vary though, I know some who were brought in for on-site interviews.
Offer was fair at the time, did not negotiate, although I would definitely try to score a parking permit if I were to do things over (parking is very limited and off-site lots usually have a wait list. Prepare to get a lot of parking tickets since all street parking in town has a 2 hour limit).
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