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Navy Enlisted Rating (Job) Descriptions and Qualification Factors

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ASVAB Score:

VE+AR+MK+NAPT = 290 (with minimum 50 NAPT score) or AR+MK+EI+GS+NAPT = 290 (with minimum 50 NAPT score) or VE+AR+MK+MC = 252 (No NAPT required) or AR+MK+EI+GS = 252 (No NAPT required).

Other Requirements:

Security Clearance, (SECRET) required. Must be a U.S. Citizen. At least 17 years of age but not have reached 25th birthday by active duty date (waivers on a case basis). Police Record Checks required. Any offense (except minor traffic) in DEP requires a waiver. Any history of drug use (including marijuana) requires a waiver. Must provide complete transcripts of high school
records. Must have completed one full year of algebra in HS or college.

Technical Training Information:

    MM Rating - Charleston, SC -- 3 months
    EM Rating -- Charleston, SC -- 6 months
    ET Rating -- Charleston, SC -- 6 months
    All -- Charleston, SC -- 6 months (Nuclear Power School)
    All -- Ballson Spa, NY or Charleston, SC -- 6 months (Nuclear Power Training Unit)

MACHINIST'S MATE NUCLEAR FIELD "A" SCHOOL- This course provides basic knowledge of technical mathematics and a basic understanding of the theory and operation of a steam power plant. Students learn to operate tools, test equipment, and system components; read blueprints; practice rigging techniques; and perform maintenance procedures such as packing a valve or aligning a pump coupling.

ELECTRICIAN'S MATE NUCLEAR FIELD "A" SCHOOL- This course provides basic knowledge of technical mathematics and a basic

understanding of power distribution. Students solve basic equations using phasors, vector notations and basic trigonometry and analyze DC and AC circuits. Students demonstrate working knowledge of DC and AC motors and generators. Students learn to operate electrical equipment using controllers, and to properly test, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair electrical circuits, motors, cables, circuit breakers, and other related electrical equipment for power distribution.

ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN NUCLEAR FIELD "A" SCHOOL- This course provides basic knowledge of technical mathematics and a good working knowledge of electricity and electronics, solid state devices, digital logic and systems, microprocessors, and instrumentation and control circuits. Students learn to interpret schematic diagrams and use appropriate test equipment to isolate and correct faults in electronic systems.

NUCLEAR POWER SCHOOL- This course provides a comprehensive understanding of a pressurized-water Naval nuclear power plant, including reactor core nuclear principles, heat transfer and fluid systems, plant chemistry and materials, mechanical and electrical systems, and radiological control.

PROTOTYPE TRAINING- This course provides knowledge of the fundamentals of a Naval nuclear power plant and the interrelationship of its mechanical, electrical, and reactor subsystems. Students develop oral communications skills. Students understand the physical nature of nuclear radiation, its detection, interaction with matter and human health consequences, and gain knowledge of the safe operation of a complex Naval nuclear power plant and its sophisticated subsystems with an emphasis on basic industrial safety principles. Students learn to identify, troubleshoot, and correct problems in nuclear mechanical, electrical, or reactor control systems at the component level with an emphasis on reactor systems, and apply earlier technical classroom knowledge gained to the practical safe operation of Naval nuclear power plants. Officers are given the broadest understanding of the plant subsystems, and are taught command skills to effectively lead the watch team in the safe operation of a Naval nuclear power plant.

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