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Engineering Aide (EA)

 

 

 
***Last Updated 10 July 2024***

EA Community Overview


EA Career Path
 

 
 
General Description
 
Engineering Aides assist construction engineers in developing final construction plans. They conduct land surveys; prepare maps, sketches, drawings and blueprints; estimate costs; perform quality assurance tests on common construction materials such as soils, concrete and asphalt; and perform other engineering technician functions. This is a 5 year enlistment program.
 
What They Do
 
The duties performed by EAs include:

  • conducting location surveys for roads, airfields, pipelines, ditches, buildings, drainage structures and waterfront construction;

  • preparing hydrographic, topographic and triangulation drawings and maps;

  • computing the volume of bulk materials (concrete, bituminous mixtures and earthwork) from drawings and specifications;

  • laying out all types of construction work;

  • operating and maintaining various types of precision surveying and laboratory test instruments and equipment;

  • preparing architectural, mechanical, electrical, and civil drawings and sketches;
    designing grading and drainage systems;

  • conducting concrete, soil and asphalt tests;

  • conducting quality control inspections for all types of construction projects;
    prepare network analysis, charts and graphs;

  • reading and interpreting blueprints and preparing sketches for projects;
    making estimates of material, labor, and equipment requirements.

Working Environment
 
EAs may work in a variety of conditions, independently or as members of a large team. Their many different duties may be performed in climates ranging from desert to arctic.
 
Requirements
 
- ASVAB: AR + 2MK + GS = 207
- Trigonometry:  1/2 Yr HS or 1 Qtr College - Min Grade "C"
- 36 month obligated service required for all convert in and PACT Sailors
- Must provide a copy of last three Evals and PRIMS/PFA data.

 
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