Navy enlisted Engineer specialists literally work on every system that is aboard a Navy vessel. You may be assigned to work on a nuclear power career, and deal with the systems and sub systems involved in a nuclear vessel, or you could work on other systems on the 97 thousand ton vessel that provide power, energy, lights or other options.
What Will Be Expected!
Sailors that work in the engineering field should be individuals that are take charge, and that can deal with situations that need maintenance and upkeep, as well as troubleshooting systems for repair and replacement. Sailors trained in this field are specialists and highly trained in propulsion, computer, electronic and other advanced systems. Intricate types of weapons systems, power generating systems as well as vital computer and navigations systems are maintained by the Navy enlisted engineering department. Working in this specialty you will have a number of different duties, some of your duties may involve maintaining and repairing electric power equipment, operation and control of turbo generators used to produce electricity, air conditioning and refrigeration plant operation and maintenance, and operation and maintenance of propulsion systems.
One of the more high profile job duties Navy engineering specialists work with is the generation of nuclear propulsion and nuclear power plants. This is very detailed in depth work that requires a lot of time and accuracy on the part of maintenance personnel. In addition to working on Nuclear power plants a Navy engineering specialist works on technical deception and detection radar equipment, aircraft electrical and instrumentation equipment, and advanced weapons systems.
Training to become a Navy Engineering specialist involved 9 weeks of basic training in the Great Lakes Navy Boot camp. After basic training you will advance to Navy Class A school for 17 weeks where you will study to become a specialist in the various area of engineering that you choose to specialize in. You may be involved in dealing with any number of different training scenes, both in simulated field conditions and in classroom training. You will study basic electronics and electrical theory, pneumatics and hydraulic theory basics, as well as training on some of the most state of the art machinery in the Navy arsenal.
Work as an Engineering Enlisted Navy Specialist may call for you to train at varied locations all around the world. You will have opportunities as a Navy Engineering specialist to travel and see different duty stations around the world. Go to navy.mil for more information.