A machinist mate works as a maintenance technician on equipment including boilers, propulsion systems, catapults, and elevators.
A high school diploma or equivalent is necessary to be admitted into the US Navy. Applicants must also be US citizens, at least 17 years old, and able to pass a drug test. In addition, they may not have been convicted of a felony and be able to pass a background investigation. There are other physical requirements that must be met including attending an eight-week boot camp.
The job outlook for jobs in the military (in general) looks good over the next 10 years.
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Members of the US Navy will be stationed at various locations around the world. Any military position can potentially be dangerous, and will likely involve being transferred to many different locations throughout a career. A machinist mate will spend most of their time working on a ship.
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