If you are seeking top engineering talent then look no further than the U.S. Navy. From their Nuclear Program to high-tech navigation and weapons, shipboard training and experience offers a direct skill connection with your plant or facility. Some of the vocations we place shipboard engineers into include:

Power Generation: Of course Navy ships generate their own power and the plant technicians and engineers can plug into conventional and or nuclear power generation facilities.

Process Engineering: Navy Engineers go through extensive course work and while some possess Engineering Degrees, those who do not have received specialty training in core engineering disciplines to perform shipboard duties. Process and continuous improvement are areas where these engineering skills, as well as military leadership, deliver the “perfect storm” of improvement results.

Environmental Health and Safety: Everyone on a ship or submarine receives at least a base level of training in EVH&S. Ships and especially subs are contained environments where chemical safety, space egress and volatility are always a concern. All Navy candidates receive basic hazardous materials training.

Resourcefulness is also a hallmark of the Navy Engineer. Many times, he or she is not able to call for assistance when they are thousands of miles at sea – they must find a way to solve the challenge / fix the gear. This capability and drive are other reasons why Navy Engineers are sought after by civilian employers.

Bobby Whitehouse

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P. S. I don’t want to neglect to mention out that Bradley-Morris also works with members of the U.S. Coast Guard. They likewise work in shipboard environments and have many of the same tangible qualities and engineering career fields as the Navy.

 


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