Mineman perform their duties at sea aboard minesweepers assisting in the detection and neutralization of underwater mines. Ashore, minemen are technicians who test, assemble and maintain underwater explosive devices (mines). They test various electronic components to ensure proper repair and make sure that the mine works properly. They are also responsible for safe storage, handling and loading of mines for transporting.

Is there a clearance required?: No

Is this a combat or support MOS?: Support

Military Duties:

The duties performed by Minemen include operating sonar systems for detection and classification of contacts, and function in the minesweeping tactical nerve center (CIC) of their ships as part of the command and control team. They handle and operate deck-loaded mine neutralization equipment; as well as, perform maintenance on and assemble mines, and perform electrical and electronic checks and tests of circuitry and components.

Military Duties Translated:

Receive, label and analyze samples (blood, toxic, tissue etc.) Design and execute laboratory testing according standard procedures, make observations and interpret findings Conduct experiments under defined conditions to verify/reject various types of hypotheses using refined scientific methods Organize and store all chemicals substances, fluids and compressed gases according to safety instructions Record all data and results in specified forms (paper and electronic) with accuracy and responsibility

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

Lab Technician