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Engineers build anything and everything the Guard needs. From surveying and bulldozing to framing and wiring, engineers take on construction and demolition projects of any size—from start to finish. These experts pave roads and build fortifications for hundreds of Soldiers. In combat, engineers use their skills to shape the battlefield, destroying obstacles and opening routes for troop movement.
Guard engineers also work around the globe to assist countries in need of hospitals, schools and running water. Stateside, these problem solvers are pivotal responders during natural disasters, as they clear roads or restore power to communities.
Your responsibilities will include leveling earth for runways and roadbeds, clearing, excavating, and digging areas of construction sites, spreading fill material, transporting heavy construction equipment with a tractor-trailer, moving heavy building materials with cranes, and assisting in performance of combat engineer missions.
As an Interior Electrician, you will install and wire electrical hardware like transformers, junction boxes, service panels, electrical boxes, switches, and circuit breakers. This requires the knowledge of trade tools and the ability to read blueprints and wiring plans. You will also ensure the safety of electrical work and systems using test meters.
Through the use of your basic carpentry and masonry skills, your responsibilities will involve general heavy carpentry, structural steel, and masonry duties that include the fabrication, erection, maintenance, and repair of rigging devices, trusses, and other structural assemblies.
In this role, you will work on pipe systems for water, steam, and waste, as well as hydraulic and pneumatic systems. Duties include reading drawings, plans, and specifications, planning the layout of pipe systems, and installing and maintaining pipe systems and plumbing fixtures. This will require the ability to work with pipe made of various materials and different pipe connection methods.
Be the first responder when a squad, section, or platoon tackles rough terrain in combat situations. As a Bridge Crewmember in the Army National Guard, your main responsibility will be to provide bridge and rafting support for dry and wet gap crossing operations.
Other duties may include operating bridge truck and light vehicles, preparing bridge sites, assisting in rafting operations, and the assembly of military bridges.