USM @ Work: General Dynamics Bath Iron Works

USM @ Work: General Dynamics Bath Iron Works


At USM it’s a very integrated
program that prepared me for my job here. Classes such as
circuits, electromechanical energy conversion, power systems and a lot of
the critical thinking and lab work that you do in those classes, I think that it’s not unlike anything you might do here as an electrical engineer here at BIW, so it I think it prepares you fairly well for the rigor of an everyday work day here. I still refer to my notes from class (laughs). I was in the Navy
for eight years, went to school at USM and then when I came here, you know, I have
a sense of pride when I talked to the sailors all over the ship and
they tell us this is a top-notch quality ship that you guys are building for us.
It just makes me feel that much more accomplished that that they appreciate
that kind of detail to design and building that we have here. The program, it’s geared to teach you everything that you everything that you will be tested on in the FE exam and
then maybe eventually, you know, if you’re going to get your PE, your professional
engineering license, so it covers all of the foundations that you need, and
then, like Hector was saying, the workload and managing, you know, kind of the whole degree program, you know, it tests you enough that when you, if you were to
come to BIW you’d be able to manage that workload as well. And you know you have
enough of a foundation where you could you could excel. You’re working on some
of the most advanced ships in the world and we definitely take a lot of
pride in that. You know, when we send a product down the river, there’s so
much work that went into it you know you you want to know that, you know, when you had your piece of it, that you did the best job he could, because at
the end of the day, you know, there’s soldiers out there that rely on that
product.

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