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MN Career Path

General Description

Minemen 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.

What They Do

The duties performed by minemen include: Functioning in the minesweeping tactical nerve center (CIC) of their ships as part of the command and control team; handling and operating deck-loaded mine neutralization equipment; performing maintenance on and assembling mines; performing electrical and electronic checks and tests of circuitry and components; solving complex electronic problems when tests fail;
operating various types of mine handling equipment such as forklifts, cranes and heavy transport trucks; operating various types of hand equipment such as sandblasters, grinders and pneumatic torque tools;
working with basic mechanic hand tools, electrical meters and electronic test equipment.

 Working Environment

Work in the MN rating is usually performed in a small shop-type setting. Minemen work closely as a team, and individual jobs require both physical and mental talents at sea and ashore. 

Requirements ASVAB: VE + AR + MK + MC = 210


VE + AR + MK + AS = 210

Must have normal color perception
Security clearance required
Must be a U.S. Citizen

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