Job Description: Operate, maintain, and repair (organizational and intermediate level) ship propulsion machinery, auxiliary equipment, and outside machinery, such as: steering engine, hoisting machinery, food preparation equipment, refrigeration and air conditioning equipment, windlasses, elevators, and laundry equipment; operate and maintain (organizational and intermediate level) marine boilers, pumps, forced draft blowers, and heat exchangers; perform tests, transfers, and inventory of lubricating oils, fuels, and water; maintain records and reports; and generate and stow industrial gases.

  • Branch Branch: Navy
  • Ratings Average Rating:
  • Desinnation Designation: MM
  • Average Required Test Average Salary: $39,863
  • Entry Type Entry Type: Enlisted
  • Required Test ASVAB: VE+AR+MK+AS= 188
  • Degree Degree: High School or GED
  • Age Age: 17-39
  • Citizen Citizen: U.S. or Permanent Resident
  • Category Category: Engineering and Hull
Average Age
28 Average Age
Average Age
5,856 Number Employed
Average Age
7.0 YearsAverage Employment


Pros: great benefits and associates to work with

Cons: deployments away from family

Location: Lemoore, CA


A normal day at work would consisted of many things. For the most part, we would conduct any maintenance on any aircraft that had an open work order which usually consisted of removing and replacing components on the aircraft. If nothing was open, we would spend our time training and studying for any qualifications needed for our job. Being in the military, I’ve learned so much. Just to name a few things; being more discipline and being patient with other associates. My fellow co-workers played a big role in my development as a mechanic. From on-the-job training and studying for qualifications after working hours. I would have to say the the hardest part about being in the military was being months away from family. The most enjoyable was being to see the pilots leave for the mission without any delays or any problems with the aircraft. Overall, I enjoyed my time in the military and i just loved being in the aviation field.