In the Air Force:
Cable and Antenna Systems; Cable and Antenna Systems Craftsman; Emergency Management Manager; Facility Systems Manager; Pavements and Construction Equipment Apprentice; Pavements and Construction Equipment Journeyman; Structural Apprentice; Structural Journeyman; Water and Fuel Systems Maintenance Apprentice; Water and Fuel Systems Maintenance Helper
In the Army:
Allied Trades Warrant Officer; Bridge Crewmember; Combat Engineer; Combat Medic Specialist; Construction Equipment Repairer; Engineer Senior Sergeant; Horizontal Construction Engineer; Intelligence Analyst; Military Police; Special Forces Engineer Sergeant
In the Coast Guard:
Damage Controlman; Diver; Electrician's Mate; Gunner's Mate; Information System Technician; Machinery Technician; Material Maintenance Specialty
In the Marine Corps:
Combat Engineer; Combat Engineer Officer; Engineer Assistant; Engineer Equipment Chief; Engineer Equipment Mechanic; Expeditionary Airfield Systems Technician; Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician; Maintenance Management Specialist; Metal Worker; Utilities Chief
In the Navy:
Advanced Builder; Advanced Equipment Operator; Builder; Construction Mechanic; Engineering Aid; Explosive Ordnance Disposal; Facilities Engineering Officer; Master Chief Constructionman; Master Chief Utilitiesman; Public Works Officer
Building above the ground is called construction. Taking materials from beneath the surface is called extraction. Both of these processes require a lot of coordination – someone to make sure that the right job is done, at the exact time it’s needed, as safely as possible. First Line Supervisors and Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers are like orchestra conductors. Queuing each person to play his or her part. They tell equipment operators when to arrive and what their responsibilities will be… …and make sure there are enough workers at the site to get a job done on schedule. In addition to scheduling, training and motivating workers, supervisors keep records to document important information. They also have to be able to manage money to keep projects on budget. Good organizational and communication skills are a necessity. In addition to a high school diploma they might also have training in business methods such as accounting. Many supervisors work alongside the people they manage. In fact, they’re often promoted from the workforce after years of experience. Whether they work underground, or high above it, First Line Supervisors and Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction workers do important work for a nation on the move.
What they do:
Directly supervise and coordinate activities of construction or extraction workers.
On the job, you would:
Inspect work progress, equipment, or construction sites to verify safety or to ensure that specifications are met.
Read specifications, such as blueprints, to determine construction requirements or to plan procedures.
Supervise, coordinate, or schedule the activities of construction or extractive workers.
Engineering and Technology
building and construction
Arts and Humanities
Safety and Government
public safety and security
listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
talking to others
changing what is done based on other people's actions
understanding people's reactions
noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
listen and understand what people say
communicate by speaking
Ideas and Logic
notice when problems happen
order or arrange things
pay attention to something without being distracted
do two or more things at the same time
Hand and Finger Use
hold or move items with your hands
People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.