There are many different positions which personnel in the United States Navy can be placed in. Much of the position you choose has to do with the kinds of skills that you possess. In some cases you might find yourself assigned to a position in which you are capable of, but never imagined doing. One of the positions which helps to create many of the things those on bases rely on every day is the US Navy Utilitiesman.
What You Will Do
You will be in charge of installing, operating and repairing different items which relate to HVAC, plumbing, water treatment and more. Because the position is a completely land based assignment, it is good to note that you will have to sign up for a 5 year commitment in the Navy. You will help to read blueprints and convert the plans to turn them into actual items which can be used every day around the base.
Get the Training
Your position is very important to the ability of the seaman to do their duties and protect the nation as a whole. It is the reason that in addition to the basic training you will receive, you will also go through A school training. This way you will be able to learn in 94 calendar days everything you will need to know to do your job. Classes will rotate between hands-on learning to traditional classroom education.