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Combat Engineer

Company: United States Army
Location: Ames
Posted on: November 16, 2021

Job Description:


As a Combat Engineer, youll work quickly and skillfully to help Soldiers navigate while on combat missions by constructing bridges, clearing barriers with explosives, and detecting and avoiding mines and other environmental hazards. You'll provide expertise and come up with quick and creative engineering solutions, constructing fighting positions, fixed and floating bridges, and obstacles and defense positions.

Job Duties
Build fighting positions, defensive positions, and floating or fixed bridges
Place and detonate explosives
Clear paths of obstacles
Install firing systems for demolition
Detect mines visually or with mine detectors
Job training for a combat engineer requires 14 weeks of One Station Unit Training, which includes Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training. Part of this time is spent in the classroom, and part takes place in the field with on-the-job instructions.

One Station Unit Training: 14 weeks at Fort Leonard Wood, MO

Some of the skills youll learn are:
Basic demolitions
Basic explosive hazards
Constructing wire obstacles
Fixed bridge building
Basic urban operations
Operating heavy equipment

Paid training
Salary Pay
Housing and meal allowance for full-time positions
30 days of paid vacation each year, in addition to federal holidays
401(K) type savings plan
Full-coverage medical and dental insurance for Soldiers and immediate family members
Low-cost life insurance (up to $400,000 coverage)
Education Benefits (GI Bill) - tuition, housing, and book fees for 36 academic months of college
Tuition Assistance - up to $4500 per year
Student Loan Repayment - up to $65,000 in college loan repayment
Signing bonus - up to $40,000 in cash bonuses
In order to meet the minimum qualifications, you must:
Be under 35 years old
Be a US Citizen or Hold at least permanent residence (I-551/Greed Card)
Have a High School Diploma/GED
Have no major medical issues
Have no major law violations (Felony level)

Required qualifications: 17 years or older
Legally authorized to work in the United States
Background check

Keywords: United States Army, Ames , Combat Engineer, Other , Ames, Iowa

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