Bath Iron Works (BIW) is a 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.
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 being one of the best places in the U.S to raise a family, for its support of the arts, and for its richness of cultural opportunities. We're 2.5 hours from Boston and 45 minutes from Maine's largest city, Portland.
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. Visit BIW's website and Career Page for more information.
~ PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (PDP) ~
The goal of the Professional Development Program is to recruit and develop talented, recent college graduates and prepare them for future leadership roles at BIW. The program is championed by BIW’s senior leadership and overseen by program sponsors and a program manager. In addition, participants are mentored by an existing employee. This creates a combined support network that advocates for participant learning as well as both technical and personal professional development. Over an approximate two-year period, participants complete a set of core program rotations and a four-month work assignment that covers the most critical aspects of the shipbuilding process. Participants are able to gain valuable shipbuilding and maritime industry knowledge from a leadership perspective. Rotations are staggered to ensure areas are able to effectively support the highest levels of education and engagement. Additional rotations may be defined through the creation of an Individual Development Plan.