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Construction & Engineering Careers

  • U.S. Army allied trade specialist cutting a steel beam

    Allied Trade Specialist (91E)

    The allied trade specialist is primarily responsible for supervising and performing the fabrication, repair and modification of metallic and nonmetallic parts. They operate lathes, drill presses, grinders and other machine shop equipment.

    • Active/Reserve: Both
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • Army Reserve Soldiers disconnecting bridge bays during a training exercise

    Bridge Crewmember (12C)

    Bridge crewmembers provide bridge and rafting support for dry and wet gap crossing operations when a squad, section or platoon tackles rough terrain in combat situations.

    • Active/Reserve: Both
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • U.S. Army Soldier nails a ceiling beam in place

    Carpentry and Masonry Specialist (12W)

    A carpentry and masonry specialist is responsible for general heavy carpentry and masonry duties.

    • Active/Reserve: Both
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • Combat engineers secure constantina wire

    Combat Engineer (12B)

    Combat engineers primarily supervise, serve or assist as a member of a team when they are tackling rough terrain in combat situations. They provide their expertise in areas such as mobility, countermobility, survivability and general engineering.

    • Active/Reserve: Both
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: Closed to Women
  • U.S. Army Soldiers shovel aggregate

    Concrete and Asphalt Equipment Operator (12V)

    Concrete and asphalt equipment operators are responsible for supervising or operating all equipment used in concrete and asphalt production, which is integral to the construction of airfields, roads, dams and buildings.

    • Active/Reserve: Both
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • A U.S. Army Soldier directs a construction equipment operator as he moves sand with a bucket loader

    Horizontal Construction Engineer (12N)

    Horizontal construction engineers use bulldozers, cranes, graders and other heavy equipment to move tons of earth and material to complete construction projects for the Army.

    They are also responsible for operating tractors with dozer attachments, scoop loaders, backhoe loaders, hydraulic excavators, motorized graders and scrapers.

    • Active/Reserve: Both
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • A light weight vehicle mechanic services a water tanker's brakes

    Construction Equipment Repairer (91L)

    Construction equipment repairers are responsible for maintaining trucks, bulldozers, power shovels and other heavy equipment that are needed for construction operations.

    • Active/Reserve: Both
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • Army Engineer Soldiers

    Engineer Officer (12A)

    An engineer officer is responsible for providing full support to the wide range of engineering duties in the Army. They can help build structures, develop civil works programs and even provide combat support.

    • Active/Reserve: Both
    • Officer/Enlisted: Officer
    • Restrictions: None
  • Geospatial Engineer (12Y)

    Geospatial engineers are responsible for using geographic data that supports military/civilian operations for Disaster Relief and Homeland Security. They collect, analyze and distribute geospatial information to represent the terrain and its possible effects.

    • Active/Reserve: Both
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • Interior Electrician Engineer AIT Booth

    Interior Electrician (12R)

    The  interior electrician is primarily responsible for the installation and maintenance for all of the Army’s interior electrical systems.

    • Active/Reserve: Both
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • Army Petroleum Supply Specialists

    Petroleum Laboratory Specialist (92L)

    Petroleum laboratory specialists are primarily responsible for supervising or conducting laboratory tests on petroleum, oil and lubricant products.

    • Active/Reserve: Both
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • Petroleum Specialist

    Petroleum Supply Specialist (92F)

    Petroleum supply specialists are primarily responsible for supervising and managing the reception, storage and shipping of bulk or packaged petroleum-based products.

    • Active/Reserve: Both
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • Plumber (12K)

    Army plumbers and pipe fitters are responsible for installing and repairing plumbing and pipe systems.

    • Active/Reserve: Both
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • U.S. Army Soldier performs maintenance on a generator

    Power Generation Equipment Repairer (91D)

    The power-generation equipment repairer is responsible for supervising and performing maintenance and overhaul of power-generation equipment, internal combustion engines and associated equipment in mobile and stationary power plants.

    • Active/Reserve: Both
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • Quarrying Specialist (12G)

    Quarry specialists help construct airfields, roads, dams and buildings by moving tons of earth/materials with heavy types of machinery.

    They operate powered machines that are used in cleaning, crushing, drilling, grading and detonating rock at construction sites.

    • Active/Reserve: Army Reserve
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • A quartermaster equipment repairer receives equipment

    Quartermaster and Chemical Equipment Repairer (91J)

    The quartermaster and chemical equipment repairer are primarily responsible for supervising or performing maintenance on chemical equipment, quartermaster machinery, forced air-heaters and special purpose equipment.

    • Active/Reserve: Both
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • Soldiers on patrol

    Special Forces Engineer Sergeant (18C)

    Special forces engineer sergeants are specialists across a wide range of disciplines, from demolitions and constructions of field fortifications to topographic survey techniques.

    • Active/Reserve: Active Duty
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: Closed to Women
  • A U.S. Army technical engineer provides support on a construction site

    Technical Engineer (12T)

    The technical engineer supervises or participates in construction site development in areas such as technical investigation, surveys, drafts and construction plans/specifications. They conduct land surveys, make maps and prepare detailed plans for construction projects.

    • Active/Reserve: Both
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • U.S. Army Soldier repairs equipment

    Utilities Equipment Repairer (91C)

    The utilities equipment repairer is responsible for supervising and performing maintenance on utilities equipment and special purpose support systems.

    • Active/Reserve: Both
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • Soldier works with portable air sampler

    Water Treatment Specialist (92W)

    Water treatment specialists are primarily responsible for supervising or performing the installation and operation of water purification equipment, as well as dealing with water storage and distribution operations and activities. They also inspect facilities and food supplies for the presence of disease, germs or other conditions hazardous to health and the environment.

    • Active/Reserve: Both
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None