Horizontal construction engineers use bulldozers, cranes, graders and other heavy equipment to move tons of earth and material to complete construction projects for the Army.
They are also responsible for operating tractors with dozer attachments, scoop loaders, backhoe loaders, hydraulic excavators, motorized graders and scrapers.
Analyze the information on grade stakes and placing them
Drive bulldozers, roadgraders and other heavy equipment to level earth
Clear, grub, strip, excavate, backfill, stockpile and push scraper with tractor crawler
Cut and spread fill material with scraper
Transport heavy construction equipment with tractor-trailer
Assist in performance of combat engineer missions
Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you.
Job training for horizontal construction engineer requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and nine weeks of Advanced Individual Training. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field with on-the-job instructions.
Some of the skills you’ll learn are:
Operation of different types of construction and rough terrain equipment
Maintenance and repair of equipment
Identification of soil types and placement of grade stakes
Interest in operating heavy construction equipment
Preference for working outdoors
Interest in working with your hands
Total compensation includes housing, medical, food, special pay, and vacation time.
Earn Cash For In Demand Jobs
You could earn up to $40,000 in cash bonuses just for enlisting under certain Military Occupational Specialties.
In the Army, qualified students can earn full-tuition, merit-based scholarships, allowances for books and fees, plus an annual stipend for living expenses.
Future Civilian Careers
The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career with building contractors, state highway agencies, rock quarries, well drillers and construction firms.
PARTNERSHIP FOR YOUTH SUCCESS (PaYS) Program
Those interested in this job may be eligible for civilian employment, after the Army, by enrolling in the Army PaYS program. The PaYS program is a recruitment option that guarantees a job interview with military friendly employers that are looking for experienced and trained Veterans to join their organization. Find out more about the Army PaYS Program at ****AT&T, Inc.
Kraft Foods Global, Inc.
Sears Holdings Corporation
Time Customer Service, Inc.
Job Types: Full-time, Part-time