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Typical work includes overhauling, repairing, and testing rotating equipment, motor control equipment, switchboards, power panels, circuit breakers, connectors, communication equipment, batteries, lighting and cabling. Electronics Mechanic Shop 67X: An electronics mechanic installs, troubleshoots, repairs and tests shipboard electronic equipment and systems.

Duties of the electronics mechanic may include installation, diagnosis, repair and testing of nuclear and non-nuclear shipboard electronic equipment and systems.

Assignments may include work on sonar transducer arrays, fire control systems, communications and computer repair. An Air Conditioning Equipment Mechanic removes, repairs, overhauls, aligns, installs, tests, and adjusts ship's air conditioning and refrigeration systems and components including compressors, pumps, valves, heat exchangers, switches, electrical and pneumatic system controls.

Removes and replaces various types of refrigerants, and conducts pressure, vacuum, and operational testing of air conditioning and refrigeration systems using nitrogen and refrigerants. Shipboard Pipefitter Shop 56P: A shipboard pipefitter removes, repairs, manufactures, installs and tests piping systems aboard U. Typical duties may include using piping diagrams to determine angles of bends, using machinery to bend those angles and installing the piping aboard ship. Materials used may include copper, nickel copper and stainless steel.

Production Machinery Electrician Shop 06E: A production machinery electrician maintains, installs, repairs, retrofits and troubleshoots electrical circuits and components associated with industrial machinery.

This includes the performance of electrical preventive maintenance. Production Machinery Mechanic Shop 06M: A production machinery mechanic installs, repairs, inspects, aligns, analyzes and rebuilds industrial plant equipment and machinery. An electronic industrial controls mechanic repairs, tests and calibrates electronic measuring equipment.

Duties may also include maintenance and repair of CNC systems, automatic welding equipment, automated access control systems, security and alarm systems and fiber optic closed circuit systems. An insulator applies a variety of insulation materials on hulls, steam turbines, distillation plants, refrigeration plants, ventilation ducts and other piping systems and equipment to prevent loss of heat or cold, prevent condensation and reduce noise levels aboard ship and noise transfer to the sea.

Materials used include molded calcium silicate, fiberglass and foam plastic insulations along with insulating and adhesive cements. Fabric Worker Shop 64F: A fabric worker plans, designs, lays out, constructs and installs containments of various sizes and configurations for radiological, environmental and cleanliness controls shipboard, in drydocks and in facilities.

Materials used include polyvinyl chloride PVC and polyurethane PUR sheeting, herculite, Kevlar, canvas, naugahyde, linen and other flexible materials. Plastic Fabricator Shop 64P: A plastic fabricator builds, modifies and repairs plastic, fiberglass and rubber components using techniques such as casting, laminating, thermoforming, vacuum bag molding, compression molding and spray coating.

Duties may also include working with terrazzo, vinyl floor coverings, sound damping, Special Hull Treatment, wood, plexiglas, powder coatings and plastisol. A shipwright uses optical instruments to provide reference points and alignment services during docking evolutions and overall.

Other duties include erecting, maintaining and removing scaffolding in both nuclear and non-nuclear applications. Woodworking duties may include building temporary enclosures, plenums, shipping skids, mock-ups and pipe templates.

A painter-blaster prepares surfaces and applies coatings on interior and exterior surfaces, tanks and voids aboard ships and as shop applications to meet specific decorative and preservation requirements. Duties include abrasive blasting, needle gunning, grinding and sanding surfaces for preparation. Also included is applying coatings such as alkyds, epoxies and powder coatings by brushing, rolling and spraying. Temporary Services Electrician Shop 99E: A service electrician provides temporary electrical distribution services to U.

Typical duties may include installing and connecting temporary shore power to lighting, ships systems support equipment and alarm systems. Temporary Services Pipefitter Shop 99P: A temporary services pipefitter installs, tests, maintains and removes temporary services to U. Temporary services provided may include HVAC, air and water for various uses, effluent discharge and steam.

A Rigger selects, installs, and uses cables, ropes, shackles, beam clamps, strongbacks and other weight handling gear to lift, move, and position heavy loads. Riggers use complex multipoint suspension techniques to maneuver over, under, and around obstacles by tilting, dipping and turning the suspended load.

Other duties include the fabrication, installation and repair of standing and running rigging and wire cable or fiber rope articles such as slings, towing bridles, wire rope nets, and other ship and boat rigging and weight handling gear. Riggers direct the operation of cranes and similar equipment and plan for clearance and safety factors.

They assist in ship docking operations by laying out and handling docking lines and tackles, snubbing lines on cleats or bollards, hauling in lines by operating capstans, and performing similar duties. Riggers work with Shipwrights for dock build-ups and for the positioning of the ship during docking operations.

Crane Electrician Shop 98E: A crane electrician installs, repairs, manufactures and tests electrical systems and control equipment on cranes. Resources for Navy Veterans. Locate records related to military service, photos, deck logs, ship histories, and more. Farragut as its first base commander. Documents on the effects of hurricanes on naval operations during the War of Check Out Art Exhibits. From undersea to outer space, follow the Navy through history with highlights from our art collection.

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