There is more to building anything than just nailing a few pieces of wood together. It is necessary to know where you will put the structure, what it will look like when it is done and the kind of land you are putting it on. All of these different elements can help to create a solid structure which will stand the test of time. It is also the reason why the engineering aid in the United States Navy is so important.
What You Will Do
You will work together with the rest of the Sea Bees to make sure that the soil has been analyzed, the groundwork has been laid out properly, the blueprints are being read correctly and many other assignments which can include estimating the cost of construction and more. You will also assist with various tests which include specialized equipment so that you have the ability to create the best possible structure for now and later.
Get the Training
Like all other personnel, you will first get military training through basic training. You will then go through A School training at Fort Leonard Wood, MO. You will need to arrive in the Navy with at least a C average in high school and college Trigonometry. You will also need to have at least a 60 month commitment in order to be considered for this assignment.