Nuclear Operations

Employer
US Navy
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Nov 09, 2018
Closes
Nov 12, 2018
Industry
Specialty Trades
Hours
Full Time
Nuclear technicians power plant operators and subsystems specialists are responsible for keeping vital Naval submarines and aircraft carriers running These highly trained hands on professionals perform the complex technical functions that are at the core of sub and carrier capabilities GDJULY Their job involves everything from operating nuclear propulsion plant machinery to controlling auxiliary equipment that supports Naval reactors to maintaining various electronic propulsion and weapons systems Responsibilities in the Navy Nuclear operations area depend on your job rating or specialty Machinist Mate MM MMs operate and maintain steam turbines and reduction gears used for ship propulsion and auxiliary machinery such as turbogenerators pumps and oil purifiers They also maintain auxiliary machinery outside of main machinery spaces such as electrohydraulic steering engines and elevators refrigeration plants air conditioning systems and desalinization plants They may also operate and maintain compressed gas producing plants Nuclear trained MMs perform duties in nuclear propulsion plants operating reactor control propulsion and power generation systems Electricians Mate EM EMs are responsible for the operation of a ship s electrical power generation systems lighting systems electrical equipment and electrical appliances The duties include installation operation adjustment routine maintenance inspection test and repair of electrical equipment EM s also perform maintenance and repair of related electronic equipment Nuclear trained EMs perform duties in nuclear propulsion plants operating reactor control propulsion and power generation systems Electronics Technicians ET ETs are responsible for electronic equipment used to send and receive messages computer information systems long range radar and calibration of test equipment They maintain repair calibrate tune and adjust electronic equipment used for communications detection and tracking recognition and identification and navigation Nuclear trained ETs perform duties in nuclear propulsion plants operating reactor control propulsion and power generation systems Interested in submarine service Learn more about life on a sub A high school diploma or equivalent is required to become an Enlisted Sailor in the nuclear operations field in the Navy Those seeking one of these positions must be US citizens with successful completion of one year of Algebra and who can meet eligibility requirements for a security clearance General qualifications may vary depending upon whether youre currently serving whether youve served before or whether youve never served before