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Navy Enlisted Rating (Job) Descriptions

SEABEE Community


Seebees participate in a field exercise.  HANCOCK COUNTY, Miss. (May 8, 2013) Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 11 and Underwater Construction Team (UCT) 1 participate in a field exercise for evaluation in various areas of readiness prior to a deployment cycle. NMCB-11 specializes in contingency construction, disaster response, and humanitarian assistance. UCT-1 is prepared to execute underwater construction tasking in both permissive and non-permissive environments and in climates ranging from the the tropics to extreme cold weather.
U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jonathan Carmichael / Released

The Navy calls their enlisted jobs "ratings." Similar ratings are placed into various "communities."

Below are the Navy enlisted ratings that fall into the SEABEE Community. Click on each rating designator to read a basic job description, as well as basic qualification criteria established to obtain the particular rating.

BU - Builder

CE - Construction Electrician

CM - Construction Mechanic

EA - Engineering Aid

EO - Equipment Operator

SW - Steelworker

UT - Utilitiesman

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