Sailors in the Navy’s Construction Battalion are makers. They’re driven to work with their hands and they know the value of doing a job right the first time. They’re tougher than any task and they’re not afraid to get a little dirty. As part of the Construction Battalion, better known as the Seabees, you’ll be part of a team that crafts the Navy’s infrastructure from the ground up and paves the way—literally—to victory. APPLY HERE.
CONSTRUCTION JOBS IN THE NAVY
Gain training for work in a range of trades, such as carpentry, plaster, roofing, concrete, masonry, painting, cabinetry and more.
Make sure the Navy's power grid stays lit—from the poles and lines outside to the complex electrical and communication wiring inside structures.
Get your hands dirty repairing everything from buses and tactical vehicles to bulldozers and cranes.
Be responsible for performing the pre-construction prep work from blueprint planning to land surveying.
From crane operation to roadbuilding equipment, you can help pave the way for successful Navy missions and earn your operators’ licenses while you do it.
Manage construction operations, craft steel structures, and perform welding, cutting and other specialized metalwork operations.
From maintaining heating, air and plumbing systems on Navy bases to rebuilding utilities infrastructure for hospitals in cities struck by natural disasters, it’s up to you to keep vital systems running.
PAY AND BENEFITS
From the day you start, you’ll receive:
- Competitive salary
- Potential to earn a bonus upon enlistment
- Free health insurance
- Free housing
- A retirement plan
- Paid training
- College credit
- Navy College Program and Tuition Assistance
- Post-9/11 GI Bill, up to 100% tuition
- Professional credentials and certifications
- College credit hours toward a bachelor’s or associate degree
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
- U.S. citizen or equivalent
- High school graduate or equivalent
- 17 years of age or older
As a part of the Construction Battalion, you may work at Navy bases or ports of call around the globe, and you may be deployed to help develop or rebuild areas affected by natural disasters or support combat operations. Seabees primarily serve at shore-based commands—you will likely not spend time at sea.
Serving part-time as a Navy Reserve Sailor, your duties will be carried out during your scheduled drilling and training periods. During monthly drilling, Sailors in the Navy Reserve typically work at a location close to their homes.