The Navy's computerized personnel system associates the rating name with an alphanumeric Navy Occupational Specialty (NOS) code. For BU, the NOS is H100. Navy Builders make up the largest segment of the Naval Construction Force, the SeaBees. They work as carpenters, plasters, roofers, concrete finishers, masons, painters, bricklayers, and cabinet makers. Opportunities to enter the BU rating are good for qualified applicants.

Is there a clearance required?: No

Is this a combat or support MOS?: Support

Military Duties:

The duties performed by Navy Builders include building and repairing wood, masonry concrete, steel structures, and installing interior finish work, including installing sheet rock, paneling or ceramic tile walls and installing ceiling and floor tile, millwork and trim. BUs operate carpentry, cabinet-making, and tool and equipment repair shops, and build forms for concrete construction; mix, place and finish concrete, and operate concrete batch plants, portable concrete mixers and other concrete finishing equipment and tools. BUs build wharves, bridges and other heavy timber structures.

Military Duties Translated:

Work with wood to build and repair structures and other items. Calculate quotes, meet with clients and design plans for remodeling projects. They can undertake a range of jobs including installing doors and windows, building furniture, designing and fitting kitchens and rebuilding roofs. Carpenters select and source appropriate materials, negotiate with suppliers and work with other specialists on construction projects. They can work in domestic and commercial settings, on construction sites and in factories and workshops.

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