Military Jobs and Careers - Construction Specialists
The Construction Specialists are enlisted personnel in the military. They carry out the orders of civil engineers in building temporary and permanent structures in various military installations of the world. Construction Specialists direct the building and repairs of dams, roads, bridges and bunkers.
The usual duties and responsibilities of Construction Specialists in the military include among others as:
Carry out the building foundations using mortars, bricks, slabs, or stones
Using hammers, drills and saws they erect wood frames of the foundation or buildings
Prepare to install roofing using shingles, etc.
Direct the installation of plaster, plasterboard in order to create the interior ceilings and walls
Prepare for the laying of ceramic and wood tiles, and also prepare for the building porches and stair cases
Build shelters either temporary or not for the storing of supplies
Field of specialization which is very important for this kind of job in the military organization includes industrial arts, woodworking and others. Helpful attributes which also important include:
excellent skills in reading blueprints of the project
Enthusiasm in using tool in the performance of duties
Willingness for physical works
Classroom instructions in related topics such as masonry and carpentry, and advance training as well as actual experience are good venue for training. Other helpful ones also include:
Basics on building constructions
Methods and basics in masonry and other related topics
Topics about joints and braces in constructions
Drawings and interpretations of blue prints are also vital training material
Basics on mixing plaster, concrete and bricks
The Construction Specialists work in construction sites where the projects of the military are being located.
The civilian construction specialists work in construction firms, manufacturing plants, private and government-run engineering offices. Their duties and functions are only the same with that of the militarys construction specialists. In local lingo they are also called masons, bricklayers and cement finishers.