SeaBee Occupational Field Ratings

Builders

General Description

Builders make up the largest segment of the Naval Construction Force. They work as carpenters, plasterers, roofers, concrete finishers, masons, painters, bricklayers, and cabinet makers.
 
What They Do
 
The duties performed by BUs include:

Working Environment
 
BU's 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. 

 

Construction Electricians

General Description 
 
Construction Electricians build, maintain, and operate power production facilities and electrical distribution systems for Naval installations.
 
What They Do
 
The duties performed by CEs include:

Working Environment
 
CEs 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. 

 

Construction Mechanics

General Description 
 
Construction Mechanics repair and maintain heavy construction and automotive equipment including, buses, dump trucks, bulldozers, rollers, cranes, backhoes, pile drivers, and tactical vehicles. CMs also prepare detailed maintenance records and cost control data and acquire parts.
 
What They Do
 
The duties performed by CMs include:

Working Environment
 
Many construction mechanics perform in an automotive garage environment, while some work in the field to maintain equipment. People in this rating usually work closely with others under close supervision and perform both physical and mental tasks. Their many different duties may be performed in climates ranging from desert to arctic.

 

Engineering Aides

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.
 
What They Do
 
The duties performed by EAs include:

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. 

 

Equipment Operators

General Description 
 
Equipment Operators operate heavy transportation and construction equipment including, trucks, bulldozers, backhoes, graders, forklifts, cranes and asphalt equipment. 
 
What They Do
 
The duties performed by EOs include:

Working Environment
 
EOs 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. 

 

Steelworkers

General Description 
 
Steelworkers rig and operate special equipment used to build metal structures. They lay out and fabricate structural steel and sheet metal and work with concrete reinforcing steel bars. They perform welding and cutting operations, read blueprints and use special tools.
 
What They Do
 
The duties performed by SWs include:

Working Environment
 
SWs 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.

 

Utilitiesman

General Description 
 
Utilitiesman work with plumbing, heating, steam, compressed air, fuel storage, and distribution systems. Their work also includes water treatment and distribution systems, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment, and sewage collecting and disposal facilities at Navy shore installations around the world. 
 
What They Do
 
The duties performed by UTs include:

Working Environment
 
UTs 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.