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ENGINEMAN

Company: US Navy Reserve
Location: Bonney Lake
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

ABOUT When you're in the middle of the ocean, losing power simply isn't an option. Diesel-powered Navy ships rely on their engines to keep their power generators up and running so the ship and all its systems can keep moving forward. As an Engineman, you know your ship's engines like the back of your hand. You know the mechanics behind every part, how to inspect it, how to fix it, and how to prevent it from causing trouble. And if it does cause trouble, you'll have it back up and running in no time.The mission of the Navy Reserve is to provide strategic depth and deliver operational capabilities to the Navy and Marine Corps team and Joint forces, in times of peace or war. Navy Reserve Sailors seamlessly support and actively aid that mission, all while continuing to lead their own independent lives in the civilian world. RESPONSIBILITIESNavy Enginemen (EN) control the operation of diesel engines used for ship propulsion, electrical power generation and other services. Additional job responsibilities as an EN may include:

  • Aligning oil, water and air piping systems
  • Operating diesel generators used to produce electrical power
  • Cleaning, maintaining and testing the ship's main engines, auxiliary boilers and other auxiliary machinery including steering engines, elevators, pumps and more
  • Repairing and replacing valves, pumps, steam turbines, hydraulic and pneumatic devices, and other equipment
  • Operating and maintaining small boats
  • Keeping and analyzing machinery records and reports WORK ENVIRONMENTEnginemen in the Navy Reserves can expect to be assigned to amphibious combat units, maritime expeditionary security squadrons, naval shipyards, and special warfare commands. TRAINING AND ADVANCEMENTUpon completion of initial training at Recruit Training Command Great Lakes, (known as Boot Camp), those pursuing an Engineman role report to Basic Engineering Common Core and "A" School (14 weeks) in Great Lakes, IL, for training in mechanical theory, technical documentation, safety precautions and programs, piping systems, tools and instruments, mechanical systems, the Maintenance Material Management system (3M), basic watch standing procedures, and basic knowledge of marine steam propulsion systems."A" School is not required for prior service Sailors that are converting into the rating. Advanced TrainingAdvanced training as an Engineman may also be available during later stages of your career. For those with further leadership aspirations and a college degree, Officer roles may be available, providing opportunities to lead and train others. Post-Service OpportunitiesSpecialized training received and work experience gained in the course of service can lead to valuable credentialing and occupational opportunities in related fields in the civilian world, such as employment as a heavy equipment mechanic, machinist, and any type of machinery or mechanical technician. PAY AND BENEFITSWhen you serve your country, you become a part of something truly important - and you deserve to be rewarded accordingly. Navy Reservists enjoy a comprehensive range of benefits, from state-of-the-art training to extensive educational assistance, VA benefits and more.In return for your service and dedication, the Navy Reserve provides you with the benefits to succeed in both your military and civilian lives:
    • Receive 4 days of basic pay for only 2 days worked (16 hours) each drill weekend
    • Opportunities to acquire new skills and sharpen existing ones, enhancing your civilian career
    • Educational assistance
    • Tax-free, worldwide Navy Exchange and commissary privileges for you and your family
    • VA guaranteed home loans
    • Low-cost insurance options, including up to $400,000 in life insurance
    • Travel opportunities
    • Earn points toward retirement benefits every time you drill
    • Retirement after 20 qualifying years
    • TRICARE EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIESBeyond offering access to professional credentials and certifications, Navy technical and operational training as an Engineman can translate to credit hours toward a bachelor's or associate degree through the American Council on Education.You may also continue your education through undergraduate degree opportunities like the Navy College Program, Tuition Assistance, Post-9/11 GI Bill, or Montgomery GI Bill for SELRES depending on what you qualify for.QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
      • U.S. citizen eligible for security clearance
      • High school graduate or equivalent
      • 17 years of age or older EN applicants should possess good speaking skills, the ability to keep accurate records, and a basic understanding of how to use common hand and power tools. You should be able to work well with others as part of a team.Important attributes for EN applicants include resourcefulness, curiosity, an interest in learning new ideas and skills, and a personal interest in mechanical devices. Physically, you should possess a high level of stamina, normal use of your hands and normal hearing. ABOUT THE NAVY RESERVEServing part-time as a Navy Reserve Sailor, your duties will be carried out during your scheduled drilling and training periods. During monthly drilling, Enginemen in the Navy Reserve typically work at a location close to their homes.For annual training, you may serve anywhere in the world, including locations in the U.S., at bases overseas, or in areas where humanitarian needs are great.Most of what you do in the Navy Reserve is considered training. The basic Navy Reserve commitment involves training a minimum of one weekend a month (referred to as drilling) and two weeks a year (referred to as Annual Training) - or the equivalent of that.

Keywords: US Navy Reserve, Seattle , ENGINEMAN, Other , Bonney Lake, Washington

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