These are just some of the careers in construction and engineering that are available to enlisted personnel in the Army. Those who like math and solving problems, as well as seeing their ideas come to life, are perfect candidates for these Army careers.
Combat Engineer This is one speciality that is closed to women. The job of a Combat Engineer in the Army is to construct fighting positions, for individuals and weapons, fixed and floating bridges, obstacles and defensive positions, place and detonate explosives, conduct obstacle breaching operations, conduct assault river crossing operations, execute target demolition, prepare and install firing systems for demolition and explosives, detect mines by visual means or by using a mine detector and prepare route clearance operations. In order to be considered, a candidate must meet physical requirements. After completing the 14 weeks of basic training combined with advanced individual training where they learn basic demolitions, basic explosive hazards, constructing wire obstacles, fixed bridge building, basic urban operations and
operating heavy equipment.
Construction Equipment Repairer The job of a Construction Equipment Repairer in the Army is to maintain the vehicles that are used for earthmoving, grading, and compaction; lifting and loading; quarrying and rock crushing; asphalt and concrete mixing and surfacing; water pumping; air compression and pneumatic tools; and power bridging. They keep the Army on the move. After the 9 weeks of basic training, the candidates must complete 8 weeks of advanced individual training where they will learn engine repair and tune-up, troubleshoot mechanical and electrical problem, how to repair and replace body panels, fenders and radiators and troubleshoot hydraulic systems.
Technical Engineer The job of a Technical Engineer in the Army is to build and repair airstrips, docks, barracks, roads, bridges, and other projects, They also conduct land surveys, make maps and prepare detailed plans and drawings for construction projects or that are used to locate military targets and plot troop movements.The candidates must pass the 9 week basic training course followed by 16 weeks of advanced individual training when they learn aerial photo interpretation and architectural and structural drawing
Water Treatment Specialist The job of a Water Treatment Specialist in the Army is to inspect facilities and food supplies for the presence of disease, germs or other conditions hazardous to health and the environment. They are responsible for the installation and operation of water purification equipment, as well as dealing with water storage and distribution operations and activities. In order to become a Water Treatment Specialist, the candidates must pass the 9 week basic training course followed by 14 weeks of adanced individual training where they learn to identify health hazards, how to inspect food products and food service operations as well as wastewater and waste disposal facilities.