The duties performed by Hull Maintenance Technicians include installing, maintaining and repairing valves, piping, plumbing system fittings and fixtures, and marine sanitation systems. They repair decks, structures and hulls by welding, brazing, riveting and caulking, and they examine, test welds and various shipboard structures using radiological, ultrasonic and magnetic particle testing equipment. HTs fabricate with light and heavy gauge metal such as aluminum, stainless steel, sheet copper and brass, steel, sheet and corrugated iron, and they perform heat treating, hot and cold formation of metals, pipe cutting, threading and assembly. They repair installed ventilation ducting, and metal, wood and fiberglass boats. HTs also install and repair insulation and lagging, and operate marine sanitation systems.
Military Duties Translated:
Assists in drawing up blueprints and plans for products and equipment. Designs and builds prototypes of planned product or equipment. Assists in the construction of said products and equipment. Writes up reports of daily laboratory activity. Maintains records and files of all completed engineering work.
Inspects product design for problems or errors. Runs tests on products and equipment to ensure they function properly.