Jobs aboard a carrier are highly diversified
Descriptions will be posted as received. Those listed below are just a few.
One is a signalman, and this page describes it well. Use your browser's Back feature to return to the America web site.
Our own page here has more.
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|BT - Boiler Technician||DC - Damage Controlman||EM - Electrician's Mate||EN - Engineman|
|GS - Gas Turbine System Technician*||HT - Hull Maintenance Technician||IC - Interior Communications Electrician||IM - Instrumentman|
|ML - Molder||MM - Machinist's Mate||MR - Machinery Repairman||OM - Opticalman|
|PM - Patternmaker||Notes|
|*Note: "Gas Turbine System Technician" is used at paygrade
Leading to GS:
GSE (Gas Turbine System Technician - Electrical)
and GSM (Gas Turbine System Technician -
|BU - Builder (1)||CE - Construction Electrician (2)||CM - Construction Mechanic (3)||EA - Engineering Aide (1)|
|EO - Equipment Operator (3)||SW - Steelworker (1)||UT - Utilitiesman (2)||-|
|(1) BU, EA, and SW become CUCM at
pay grade E-9,|
(2) CE and UT become UCCM at pay grade E-9,
(3) CM and EO become EQCM at pay grade E-9
Enlisted paygrades follow.
Some Engine room terminology..!
COLD IRON WATCH= engine room space watch when the plant is off line Lite off= light off and bring on line all 4 1200lb steam plants and 2 Auxillary room evaporator plants
Stern tube/shaft alley watch= check alleys for leaks, pump bilges check, shafts, spring bearings and stern tube bearing.
messenger watch= takes all readings though out the engine room equipment on the hour, coffee maker, runner and the most important catches hell waking up the next watch