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Construction Specialists

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Work Environment

Construction specialists work indoors and outdoors on construction sites.

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Construction specialists perform and manage the construction of buildings, bridges, foundations, utility systems, dams, and bunkers. They manage, construct, repair, and modify structural systems, and wooden, masonry, metal, and concrete buildings. They also oversee bridge building, rafting, and river crossing operations to coordinate the building of structures during combat. Construction specialists must have a working knowledge of carpentry and masonry.

Military Training

All enlisted service members complete basic military training, which includes time spent in a classroom and in the field, and covers tactical and survival skills, physical training, military life and customs, and weapons training. Job training for construction specialists consists of classroom and on-the-job instruction, including practice with carpentry and masonry tools.

Helpful Attributes

  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to understand and apply math concepts
  • Ability to coordinate and prioritize the work and activities of others
  • Interest in work requiring accuracy and attention to detail

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