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Production Support Summer Intern

Date: Mar 21, 2023

Location: San Diego, CA, US, 92113

Company: National Steel and Shipbuilding Com

Job Posting End Date: Until Filled

Shift:                               1st

Security Clearance:      No Clearance





This is a trainee position with the primary objective of development during an 8-12 week period. Interns will work with members of various areas in support of ongoing and/or future shipbuilding programs. The assignment may be in Production and/or Production Support.



Interns may be given the opportunity to review processes and documentation and participate in Process Improvement Teams.  Additionally, they will have the opportunity to suggest recommendations to department manager(s) for process improvements and participate in the implementation of recommended improvements.

  • Develops overall knowledge of shipbuilding processes and managerial skills.
  • Contributes to team performance to safety, quality, cost and schedule objectives.
  • Suggest recommendations for improvement and initiate implementation of improvement.
  • Completes all projects/assignments in time allotted.
  • Evaluates performance at the culmination of assignment
  • Actively participates in implementing and monitoring continuous improvement initiatives to improve safety, improve quality, reduce cycle time, and reduce costs.


Reports to department manager/supervisor on a regular basis to monitor status of assigned projects. Interacts with SOC Managers, General Supervisors, Trade Supervisors, Ship Managers, Superintendents, Engineers, Planners, Safety representatives, customers, vendors and subcontractors.



  • Current enrollment in an accredited college or university program required.
  • Must be a Junior or Senior.
  • A broad understanding of maritime industry operations is desired but not required. 
  • Must have some understanding of world-class manufacturing techniques.
  • Proficient in the following computer applications: Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. Must have the ability to express ideas in oral and written formats and demonstrate a high degree of personal flexibility.



  • Must be able to climb ladders and work in on-board shop and assembly production areas.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, and peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  The employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to fingers, handle or feel objects, controls, and to talk and hear.  Must be physically able to walk to all yard locations. The noise level in this environment is usually moderate.


Pay Range: $26.00 - $27.35



This pay range is a reasonable estimate of the hourly range for this role. It takes into account the wide range of factors considered in making compensation decisions; including but not limited to skill sets, experience, training, and education. General Dynamics NASSCO also provides a variety of benefits including medical & dental insurance coverage, 401(k) retirement savings plan, flexible spending accounts/HSAs, life and disability insurance, company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO), wellness coaching, and an onsite health services. 


General Dynamics NASSCO is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.

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