The Seabee detailers are responsible for management and detailing to over 9,200 enlisted Seabees from E1-E9 in 7 construction ratings. Major operational units include 9 Naval Mobile Construction Battalions (NMCB), 2 Amphibious Construction Battalions (ACB), and 2 Underwater Construction Teams (UCT) . Seabees have shore duty at stations throughout the Navy providing their construction skills to maintain the shore infrastructure. Seabees also support Camp David, State Department, and DEVGRU.
Equipment Operators (EO) operate a wide variety of heavy-duty, self propelled construction equipment for projects including, building construction, roadway construction, pier construction, grading and excavation.
Construction Mechanics (CM) diagnose and troubleshoot equipment failures. Repair and maintain diesel and gasoline engines. Adjust and repair fuel, electrical, hydraulic and systems. Perform shop management functions such as maintenance scheduling and spare parts inventory control.
Utilitiesman (UT) install and maintain systems requiring plumbing and pipe-fitting skills. Install, operate and repair heating, piping, ventilation and air conditioning systems. Operate and maintain water and wastewater systems and treatment plants. Identify and carry out procedures to limit or minimize the adverse effects of environmental pollution. Read blueprints and complete material and cost estimates.
Construction Electricians (CE) install, maintain and repair telephone and high-voltage and low-voltage electrical power distribution networks, both overhead and underground. Splice and lay cables, erect poles, string wires and install transformers and distribution panels. Install, repair and maintain street lighting, interior wiring for lighting and electrical equipment. Work with electrical motors, relays, solenoids and switches. Operate electrical generators. Read blueprints and complete materials and cost estimates.
Builders (BU) build and repair wood, masonry and concrete structures. Do interior finish work, to include installing sheet-rock, paneling or ceramic tile walls, install ceiling and floor tiles, millwork and trim. Mix, place, and finish concrete. Build wharves, bridges and other heavy timber structures. Make estimates of materials and labor required.
Steel Workers (SW) erect steel bridges, tanks, buildings, towers and pre-engineered structures. Fabricate, erect, install, fit, weld and bolt structural steel shapes, plates and the build-up sections used in heavy construction. Perform welding and metal cutting operations.
Engineering Aides (EA) conduct location surveys for roads, airfields, pipelines, ditches, buildings, drainage structures and waterfronts construction. Compute the volume of bulk materials (concrete, bituminous mixtures and earthwork) from drawings and specifications. Prepare architectural, mechanical, electrical and topographic drawings and sketches. Conduct quality control inspections for all types of construction projects. Prepare equipment, manpower and material estimates from drawings and specifications.