Horizontal Construction Engineer (12N)

Virginia Army National Guard - Gate City, VA

Part-time

Overview

Horizontal construction engineers use bulldozers, cranes, graders and other heavy equipment to move tons of earth and material to complete construction projects for the Army.

They are also responsible for operating tractors with dozer attachments, scoop loaders, backhoe loaders, hydraulic excavators, motorized graders and scrapers.

Job Duties

  • Analyze the information on grade stakes and placing them
  • Drive bulldozers, road graders and other heavy equipment to level earth
  • Clear, grub, strip, excavate, backfill, stockpile and push scraper with tractor crawler
  • Cut and spread fill material with scraper
  • Transport heavy construction equipment with tractor-trailer
  • Assist in performance of combat engineer missions

Requirements

Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you.

  • Enlistment into the Virginia Army National Guard
  • Successfully complete a medical exam and background check.
  • Must be between the ages of 17 and 35
  • High School Diploma or G.E.D. Certificate
  • Must have a valid driver’s license

Bonus

You could earn a $20,000 cash bonus just for enlisting under this Military Occupational Specialty (must meet bonus eligibility criteria).

Training

Job training for horizontal construction engineer requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and nine weeks of Advanced Individual Training. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field with on-the-job instructions.

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • Operation of different types of construction and rough terrain equipment
  • Maintenance and repair of equipment
  • Identification of soil types and placement of grade stakes

Helpful Skills

  • Interest in operating heavy construction equipment
  • Preference for working outdoors
  • Interest in working with your hands

Medical Benefits

Once you complete training you will be eligible for the Tricare Reserve Select medical plan.

Education Benefits

MONTGOMERY GI-BILL

$383.00 Monthly While in College!

(MGIB-SR)

$13,788.00 in 4 years!

(Chapter 1606)

“CASH IN HAND!”

http://www.nationalguard.com/tools/gi-bill

State Tuition Assistance Virginia - NATIONAL GUARD only!

$8,000.00 Yearly!

Must complete Basic Training and (job training).

THE VIRGINIA NATIONAL GUARD IS THE ONLY BRANCH OF SERVICE WITH THIS BENEFIT!

http://vko.va.ngb.army.mil/virginiaguard/education/index.html

Federal Tuition Assistance

$4,000.00 Yearly!

Up to 16 semester hours each year.

https://www.goarmyed.com

Student Loan Repayment Program (SLRP)

Up to $50,000

https://www.nationalguard.com/tools/student-loan-repayment-program

College Credit for Military Training

Earn 12 College Credits after the completion of your job training.

http://www.military.com/college-credit-for-military-experience.html

Future Civilian Careers

The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career with building contractors, state highway agencies, rock quarries, well drillers and construction firms.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $112.00 to $132.00 /day

Education:

  • High school or equivalent (Required)

License:

  • Driver's License (Required)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)