ABOUT Sailors in the Navys Construction Battalion are makers. Theyre driven to work with their hands and they know the value of doing a job right the first time. Theyre tougher than any task and theyre not afraid to get a little dirty. As part of the Construction Battalion, better known as the Seabees, youll be part of a team that crafts the Navys infrastructure from the ground up and paves the wayliterallyto victory. The mission of the Navy Reserve is to provide strategic depth and deliver operational capabilities to the Navy and Marine Corps team and Joint forces, in times of peace or war. Navy Reserve Sailors seamlessly support and actively aid that mission, all while continuing to lead their own independent lives in the civilian world. If youre interested in becoming an Aircrewman in the Navy Reserve, check out the following careers available in the field. CONSTRUCTION JOBS IN THE NAVY RESERVE BUILDER Gain training for work in a range of trades, such as carpentry, plaster, roofing, concrete, masonry, brickwork, painting, cabinetry and more. CONSTRUCTION ELECTRICIAN Make sure the Navy's power grid stays litfrom the poles and lines outside to the complex electrical and communication wiring inside structures. EQUIPMENT OPERATOR From crane operation to roadbuilding equipment, you can help pave the way for successful Navy missions and earn your operators licenses while you do it. STEELWORKER Manage construction operations, craft steel structures, and perform welding, cutting and other specialized metalwork operations. UTILITIESMAN From maintaining heating, air and plumbing systems on Navy bases to rebuilding utilities infrastructure for hospitals in cities struck by natural disasters, its up to you to keep vital systems running. PAY & BENEFITS When you serve your country, you become a part of something truly important and you deserve to be rewarded accordingly. Navy Reserve Sailors enjoy a comprehensive range of benefits, from state-of-theart training to extensive educational assistance, VA benefits and more. In return for your service and dedication, the Navy Reserve provides you with the benefits to succeed in both your military and civilian lives: Receive 4 days of basic pay for only 2 days worked (16 hours) each drill weekend Opportunities to acquire new skills and sharpen existing ones, enhancing your civilian career Educational assistance Tax-free, worldwide Navy Exchange and commissary privileges for you and your family VA guaranteed home loans Low-cost insurance options, including up to $400,000 in life insurance Travel opportunities Earn points toward retirement benefits every time you drill Retirement after 20 qualifying years TRICARE EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES Navy Reserve Sailors continue to hold educational opportunities through Tuition Assistance, DANTES and their post 9/11 or Montgomery GI Bill. Further education opportunities are also available through the US Naval War College and Senior Enlisted Academy, as well as certifications and licenses available through the Navy Credentialing Opportunities Online (COOL). QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS U.S. citizen or equivalent High school graduate or equivalent 17 years of age or older General qualifications may vary depending upon whether youre currently serving , whether youve served before or whether youve never served before . WORK ENVIRONMENT Serving part-time as a Navy Reserve Sailor, your duties will be carried out during your scheduled drilling and training periods. During monthly drilling, Sailors in the Navy Reserve typically work at a location close to their homes. Take a moment to learn more about the general roles and responsibilities of Navy Reserve Sailors.