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Watercraft Engineer Details


OVERVIEW
Watercraft engineers are primarily responsible for supervising or performing maintenance on Army watercraft and auxiliary equipment on marine vessels.

JOB DUTIES
  • Perform daily systems checks
  • Repair and maintain gasoline and diesel engines
  • Troubleshoot and repair watercraft propulsion machinery
  • Repair and service hoisting and lift machinery and engine-related electrical systems


TRAINING
Ten weeks of Basic Combat Training and nine weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom, and part in the field.

Advanced Individual Training: 9 weeks, 2 days at Fort Eustis, VA

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


HELPFUL SKILLS
  • Interest in shop mechanics, fixing engines and machinery
  • Ability to use hand and power tools
  • Enjoy physical work


REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
Mechanical Maintenance (MM): 99

WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
881A Marine Engineer Officer

FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career with marine transportation, commercial fishing, oil exploration, facility maintenance, heating and air conditioning, or diesel engine maintenance or repair. You'll also be able to consider a future as a marine engine mechanic.