Bath Iron Works

Bath Iron Works (BIW) 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 are part of the General Dynamics family – a global Fortune 500 company with over 95,000 employees worldwide. You can be part of this too. Bring your creativity and problem-solving skills and do what may be the most important work of your life.

Our employees are our strength. We are shipfitters, welders, electricians, fabricators and pipefitters. We are program managers, designers, naval architects, engineers, ship operators and business professionals. We come from all over the US and from all walks of life and each day we contribute to the defense of our nation. We are one of the largest private sector employers in Maine. As such, we play a key role in the economic growth and stability in the Midcoast region and beyond.

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 for yourself what BIW is all about by watching our company profile video then explore a few of our careers below featuring  welding, general labor and electrical!

Video credit: Mike Nutter, BIW

Already interested in working at BIW but need some training? Check out the affordable and grant funded training opportunities at Southern Maine Community College.

Tim, Welder

Learn about the different types of welding projects Tim works on at Bath Iron Works. He describes the evolving skill set that is required, the need for continuous learning, and why working at BIW is a great place for him.

Video credit: Mike Nutter, BIW

Education Required:
High School or GED

Training: Certificate or Associates Degree in Welding Technology

    OR

Trade/Vocational School graduate with focus on FCAW or GMAW

    OR

2 years FCAW/GMAW welding experience in heavy fabrication industry required.

Learning Profile: Visual/Spatial

“I get to supply the US Navy with the most up-to-date war machines that we can produce. I didn’t hold a gun and I wasn’t in the infantry, but I can give those guys the weapons they need to protect our country.”
~ Tim

Brianna, General Laborer

Learn about the different types of projects a General Laborer at Bath Iron Works is involved in. Brianna describes her motivation, the skills she has acquired, why she likes learning, and why working at BIW was a great choice.

Video credit: Mike Nutter, BIW

Education Required:
High School or GED

Job Requirements: Must be able to work inside, outside, at heights, in confined spaces, on units, ships, in buildings. Must be able to meet the physical requirements of the job, wear a respirator, use pneumatic tools. Must be capable of operating rolling stock to include man lifts.

Learning Profile: Kinesthetic, Visual/Spatial

“I actually applied for the L 40 position knowing that it was going to be entry level, that I could learn different trades and different skills, and eventually figure out what it was that I wanted to do here at BIW.”
~ Brianna

Steve, Electrician

Learn about the different responsibilities Steve has as an electrician at Bath Iron Works, how BIW offers ongoing training, and why this is an important career choice for him.

Video credit: Mike Nutter, BIW

Education Required:
High School or GED

Training Required: Experience with the use of hand, power and pneumatic tools. Required to have an Electrical and Mechanical aptitude. Have a basic knowledge of blueprint reading. Required to perform the essential job functions of a Marine Electrician at BIW. Required to meet and perform to the requirements of the physical task analysis. Required to use hand tools and pneumatic tools. Previous electrical experience preferred.

Learning Profile: Kinesthetic, Visual/Spatial

“I wanted to try something new and start a new career. I’ve heard a lot of good things about BIW from friends and family so gave it a shot and actually I enjoy it a lot.”
~ Steve

Watch our “We Are BIW” video featuring the women of BIW in honor of International Women’s Day 2019

Video credit: Mike Nutter, BIW