Navy Enlisted Rating (Job) Descriptions
Engineering Aid (EA)
Engineering Aids 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.
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 analyses, charts and graphs;
- reading and interpreting blueprints and preparing sketches for projects;
- making estimates of material, labor, and equipment requirements.
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 tropical to arctic.
A-School (Job School) Information
Fort Leonard Wood, MO -- 107 calendar days
ASVAB Score Requirement: AR + 2MK + GS = 210
Security Clearance Requirement: None
- 60 month enlistment obligation
- Must have at least 1/2 Yearr of high school Trig, or 1 Qtr of College Trig, with a minimum grade of "C."
Sub-Specialties Available for This Rating: Navy Enlisted Classification Codes for EA
Current Manning Levels for This Rating: CREO Listing
Note: Advancement ( promotion ) opportunity and career progression are directly linked to a rating's manning level (i.e., personnel in undermanned ratings have greater promotion opportunity than those in overmanned ratings).
Sea/Shore Rotation for This Rating
- First Sea Tour: 36 months
- First Shore Tour:48 months
- Second Sea Tour: 36 months
- Second Shore Tour: 43 months
- Third Sea Tour: 36 months
- Third Shore Tour: 48 months
- Fourth Sea Tour: 36 months
- Forth Shore Tour: 48 months
Note: Sea tours and shore tours for sailors that have completed four sea tours will be 36 months at sea followed by 36 months ashore until retirement.
Much of the above information courtesy of the Navy Personnel Command