Watercraft engineers are primarily responsible for supervising or performing maintenance on Army watercraft and auxiliary equipment on marine vessels.
- Perform daily systems checks
- Repair and maintain gasoline and diesel engines
- Troubleshoot and repair watercraft propulsion machinery
- Repair and service hoisting, lift machinery and engine-related electrical systems
Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you.
Job training for a watercraft engineer requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 10 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instructions. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field.
Some of the skills you’ll learn are:
- Internal combustion engine theory
- Repair of electronic and electrical machinery systems
- Service and repair of fuel injection systems
- Welding and machine shop fabrication
- Interest in shop mechanics, fixing engines and machinery
- Ability to use hand and power tools
- Enjoy physical work…Read more>>