For the National Guard to successfully complete water missions, it needs vessels that function properly. As a Watercraft Engineer for the Army National Guard, you will be responsible for supervising and performing maintenance on Guard watercraft and auxiliary equipment on marine liners.
Your duties will include repairing or maintaining gasoline and diesel engines, refrigeration, and air conditioning equipment, electrical systems, or other mechanical equipment.
• Perform daily systems checks
• Troubleshoot and repair watercraft propulsion machinery
• Repair and service hoisting, lift machinery, and engine-related electrical systems
Some of the Skills You’ll Learn
• Internal combustion engine theory
• 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
Through your training, you will develop the skills and experience to enjoy a civilian career in the marine transportation, commercial fishing, oil exploration, facility maintenance, heating and air conditioning, or diesel engine maintenance/repair industry.
Earn While You Learn
Instead of paying to learn these skills, get paid to train. In the Army National Guard, you will learn these valuable job skills while earning a regular paycheck and qualifying for tuition assistance.
Job training for a Watercraft Engineer consists of 10 weeks of Basic Training, where you'll learn basic Soldiering skills, and 10 weeks of Advanced Individual Training (AIT). Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field.
Requires military enlistment. Programs and benefits are subject to change. Ask your Army National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information. Actual MOS assignment may depend on MOS availability.
The National Guard is a unique element of the U.S. military that serves both community and country. The Guard responds to domestic emergencies, overseas combat missions, counterdrug efforts, reconstruction missions and more. Any state governor or the President of the United States can call on the Guard in a moment’s notice. Guard Soldiers hold civilian jobs or attend college while maintaining their military training part time. Guard Soldiers’ primary area of operation is their home state.
The Guard dates back to 1636, when Citizen-Soldiers formed militias to defend community and country. And for 377 years, the Guard has stayed true to its roots. Enlisting in the National Guard means more time at home. Training typically requires one weekend each month, with a two-week training period once each year. Get a degree with money for school, learn job skills that translate to the civilian world, make bonds that last a lifetime and earn pride for life. When you become a Guard Soldier, your family will thank you, your country will thank you and your future will owe you. Contact a recruiter to find more specifics about your opportunities in the Army National Guard.