US Coast Guard Jobs - Enlisted Occupations

The majority of your training in all of these US Coast Guard Jobs will be done on the job, not in classrooms. Training is structured and taught by experienced US Coast Guard professionals—the perfect people to learn from. Plus, you'll get regular tests and evaluations so you can be sure your US Coast Guard jobs skills are the best they can be. Almost everything we teach carries over to the civilian workforce. In fact, companies prefer to hire US Coast Guard people for jobs due to their combination of experience, discipline and readiness to assume responsibility.

Click below to explore the exciting career opportunities for enlisted men and women:

US Coast Guard Jobs - Vehicle/Machinery Mechanics
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US Coast Guard Jobs - Aviation Maintenance Technician The AMT inspects, services, maintains, troubleshoots and repairs aircraft power plant, power train and structural systems. The AMT maintains metal, composite and fiberglass materials, fabricates cables, wire harnesses and structural components; and performs aircraft corrosion control, nondestructive testing, basic electrical troubleshooting and record keeping. Additionally AMTs also hold an aircrew position in specific Coast Guard aircraft. Automobile or aircraft engine work; algebra and geometry are helpful. High degree of mechanical aptitude. Metal shop, woodworking, algebra, plane geometry, physics and experience in automobile bodywork are desirable. Airport serviceperson, aircraft engine test mechanic, small appliance repairer, mechanic, machinist, flight engineer. Welder, sheet metal repairer, hydraulics technician, aircraft repairer.
US Coast Guard Jobs - Machinery Technician Operates, maintains and repairs ship's propulsion, auxiliary equipment and outside equipment such as steering, engineer, refrigeration/air conditioning and steam equipment. Aptitude for mechanical work. Practical or shop mathematics, machine shop, electricity and physics valuable. Boiler house repairer, engineer maintenance, machinist, marine engineer, turbine operator, engineer repairer, air conditioning and refrigeration repairer.

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US Coast Guard Jobs - Electronic/ Electrical Systems
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US Coast Guard Jobs - Avionics Technician Inspects, services, maintains, troubleshoots and repairs aircraft power, communications, navigation, auto flight and sensor systems. AVTs perform minimum performance checks, system alignments, avionics corrosion control and record keeping. Additionally, AVTs hold an aircrew position in specific Coast Guard aircraft. Algebra, trigonometry, physics and shop experience in electrical work are desirable. High degree of aptitude for electrical work. Aircraft electrician, electrician, substation operator, instrument inspector and electrical consultant, radio mechanic, electronics technician, radio repairman/technician, TV repairer.
US Coast Guard Jobs - Electrician's Mate Tests, maintains and repairs aviation electronics equipment including navigation, identification, detection, reconnaissance, special purpose equipment; operates warfare equipment. Aptitude for electrical and mechanical work. Electrical, practical and shop mathematics and physics are useful. Electrician, electric motor and electrical equipment repairer, armature winder and radio/TV repairer.
US Coast Guard Jobs - Electronics Technician Maintains all electronic equipment used for communications, detection ranging, recognition and countermeasures, worldwide navigational systems, computers and sonars. Aptitude for detailed mechanical work. Radio, electricity, physics, algebra, trigonometry and shop valuable. Electronics technician, radar and radio repairer, instrument and electronics mechanic, telephone repairman.
US Coast Guard Jobs - Telephone Technician Installs and maintains telecommunications equipment ranging from towers, antennas, pole lines and underground cables to computer-based data communications and processing systems, telephone and data switching systems and networks, and public address, security and remote control systems. An interest in electrical equipment and an above average ability to solve math problems. School courses in algebra, physics, trigonometry, electricity and communications useful. Experience with electronics, electrical or communications equipment is helpful. Electronics technician, telephone installer, telephone lineman, data/computer equipment technician, telephone repair.

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US Coast Guard Jobs - Logistics and Supply
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US Coast Guard Jobs - Aviation Survival Technician The Aviation Survival Technician inspects, services, maintains, troubleshoots and repairs aircraft and aircrew survival equipment and rescue devices. Additionally, ASTs perform the duties of a rescue swimmer and provide aircrew survival training to all aviators. Must perform extremely careful and accurate work. General shop, math and sewing desirable. Experience in use and repair of sewing machines. Parachute packer, inspector, repairer and tester, sailmaker, ammunition foreman and rescue gear specialist.
US Coast Guard Jobs - Boatswain's Mate Operates small boats; stores cargo; handles ropes and lines; and directs work of deck force. Must be physically strong. Practical math desirable. Algebra, geometry and physics. Motorboat operator, pier superintendent, able seaman, rigger, cargo wincher, longshoreman, marina operator and heavy equipment operator.
US Coast Guard Jobs - Storekeeper Orders, receives, stores, inventories and issues clothing, food, mechanical equipment and other items; and serves as a payroll clerk. Typing, bookkeeping, accounting and commercial math, general business and English are helpful. Sales or shipping clerk warehouse worker, buyer, invoice control clerk, purchasing agent, accountant.

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US Coast Guard Jobs - Personnel/Base Support
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US Coast Guard Jobs - Health Services Technician Administers medicine; applies first aid; assists in operating room; nurses patients; and assists dental officers. Hygiene, biology, first aid, physiology, chemistry, typing and public speaking are helpful. Practical nurse, medical, dental or X-ray technician.
US Coast Guard Jobs - Public Affairs Specialist Reports and edits news; publishes information about service members and activities through newspapers, magazines, radio and television; and shoots and develops film and photographs. High degree of clerical aptitude. English, journalism, typing and writing experience are helpful. News editor, copyreader, script writer, reporter, free-lance writer, rewrite or art layout person, producer, public relations advertising specialist and photographer.
US Coast Guard Jobs - Food Service Specialist Cooks and bakes; prepares menus; keeps cost accounts; assists in ordering provisions; and inspects food. Experience or course in food preparation, dietetics and record keeping are helpful. Cook, steward, butcher, chef and restaurant manager.
US Coast Guard Jobs - Yeoman Performs typing and filing duties; operates office equipment; prepares and routes correspondence and reports; and maintains personnel records and publications. Same qualifications required of secretaries and typist in private industry. English, business, stenography and typing are helpful. Office manager, secretary, general office clerk, administrative assistant, legal clerk, personnel manager and court reporter.

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US Coast Guard Jobs - Engineering, Science and Technical
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US Coast Guard Jobs - Damage Controlman Fabricates, installs and repairs shipboard structures, plumbing and piping systems; uses damage control in fire fighting; operates nuclear, biological, chemical and radiological defense equipment; construction work. High mechanical aptitude. Sheet metal foundry, pipefitting, carpentry, mathematics, geometry and chemistry are valuable. Firefighter, welder, plumber, shipfitter, blacksmith, metallurgical technician and carpenter.
US Coast Guard Jobs - Fire Control Technician Operates, tests, maintains and repairs weapons control systems and telemetering equipment used to compute accuracy of naval guns and missiles. Ability to perform fine, detailed work. Extensive training in mathematics, electronics, electricity and mechanics are useful. Radar or electronics technician, test range tracker, instrument repairer and electrician.
US Coast Guard Jobs - Gunner's Mate Operates and performs maintenance on guided missile launching systems, rocket launchers, guns and gun mounts; inspects/repairs electrical, electronic, pneumatic, mechanical and hydraulic systems. Prolonged attention and mental alertness, ability to perform detailed work. High aptitude for electrical and mechanical work. Arithmetic, shop math, electricity, electronics, physics, machine shop and welding are helpful. Gunsmith, locksmith, machinist, instrument repairer, hydraulics, pneumatic or mechanical technician, small appliance or test equipment repairer.
US Coast Guard Jobs - Marine Science Technician Makes visual/instrumental weather and oceanographic observations; conducts chemical analysis; enters data on appropriate logs, charts and forms; analyzes/interprets weather and sea conditions. Ability to use numbers in practical problems. Algebra, geometry, trigonometry, physics, physiology, chemistry, typing, meteorology, astronomy and oceanography are helpful. Oceanographic technician, weather observer, meteorologist, chart maker, statistical clerk and inspector of weather and oceanographic instruments.
US Coast Guard Jobs - Quartermaster Performs navigation of ship's steering; lookout supervision, ship control, bridge watch duties, visual communication and maintenance of navigational aids. Good vision and hearing and ability to express oneself clearly in writing and speaking. Public speaking, grammar, geometry and physics are helpful. Barge, motorboat or yacht captain, quartermaster, harbor pilot aboard merchant ships, navigator and chart maker.
US Coast Guard Jobs - Radarman Operates surveillance and search radar, electronic recognition and identification equipment, controlled approach devices and electronic aids to navigation; serves as plotter and status board keeper. Prolonged attention and mental alertness. Physics, mathematics and shop courses in radio and electricity are helpful. Experience in radio repair is valuable. Radio operator (aircraft, ship, government service, radio broadcasting), radar equipment supervisor.
US Coast Guard Jobs - Telecommunications Specialist Operates communication equipment; transmits, receives and processes all forms of military record and voice communications. Good hearing and manual dexterity. Mathematics, physics and electricity desirable. Experience as amateur radio operator is helpful. Telegrapher, radio dispatcher, radio/telephone operator and computer operator.