H140:Engineering Aid

Engineering Aids assist construction engineers in development of final construction plans. They conduct land surveys, prepare maps, sketches, drawings and blueprints for roads, airfields, buildings, waterfront structures, pipelines, and drainage systems. EAs estimate costs and perform quality assurance tests on common construction materials such as soils, concrete and asphalt, and perform other engineering technician functions.

Is there a clearance required?: No

Is this a combat or support MOS?: Support

Military Duties:

The duties performed by EAs include conducting location surveys for roads, airfields, pipelines, ditches, buildings, drainage structures, waterfront construction, preparing hydrographic, topographic and triangulation drawings and maps. They compute the volume of bulk materials (concrete, bituminous mixtures and earthwork) from drawings and specifications, and lay out all types of construction work. EAs operate and maintain various types of precision surveying and laboratory test instruments and equipment, and prepare architectural, mechanical, electrical, and civil drawings and sketches; design grading and drainage systems, and conduct concrete, soil and asphalt tests, and quality control inspections for all types of construction projects. They prepare network analyses, charts and graphs.

Military Duties Translated:

Analyze long range plans, survey reports, maps, and other data to plan and design projects. Consider construction costs, government regulations, potential environmental hazards, and other factors during the planning and risk-analysis stages of a project. Compile and submit permit applications to local, state, and federal agencies, verifying that projects comply with various regulations. Oversee and analyze the results of soil testing to determine the adequacy and strength of foundations. Analyze the results of tests on building materials, such as concrete, wood, asphalt, or steel, for use in particular projects.

Some civilian jobs best suited to this type of military experience:

Civil Engineer