Company: US Navy
Location: Colorado Springs
Posted on: November 22, 2021
Navigating a submarine across the dark ocean floor isn't an easy
task. It requires pinpoint accuracy and the careful coordination of
multiple systems. As an Electronics Technician Navigation, that's
where your expertise comes in. From tracking a submarine's
underwater inertia to detecting obstacles by radar, you'll operate
and maintain the systems that get your sub to its destination.
What to Expect
Electronics Technician Navigation/Communication
Electronics Technicians Navigation (ETV) are responsible for
maintaining all electronic equipment used in navigating and
piloting submarines. As an ETV, your responsibilities may
- Maintaining, repairing, calibrating, tuning and adjusting
- Operating, monitoring and maintaining radar, gyrocompass,
inertial navigation and global positioning systems
- Maintaining equipment used to detect, identify and track other
- Maintain accurate navigation data, and develop and execute
- Conducting preventive maintenance on interior communications
- Operating atmosphere monitoring equipment and ship control
- Using and maintaining hand tools and portable power tools
- Perform watch and lookout duties
As an ETV, you'll work primarily aboard submarines in a clean,
controlled environment. You may also work indoors in a clean lab or
shop environment while on shore.
Training & Advancement
Upon completion of the initial 7-9week training at Recruit Training
Command Great Lakes (known as Boot Camp), you'll report for
specialized training, including:
Basic Enlisted Submarine School (8 weeks) in Groton, CT, for
training in basic submarine systems
Class "A" Technical School and Specialty Pipeline School (14-28
weeks) in Groton, CT, for instruction in basic electricity,
electronics and computer technical knowledge and skills, and
training in communications aboard fast attack or ballistic missile
Advanced training as an ETV, including "C" School instruction on
advanced equipment maintenance, may also be available during later
stages of your career. For those with further leadership
aspirations and a college degree, Officer roles may be available,
providing opportunities to lead and train others.
Specialized training received and work experience gained in the
course of service can lead to valuable credentialing and
occupational opportunities in related fields in the civilian world,
such as electrical engineering and telecommunications.
Beyond offering access to professional credentials and
certifications, Navy technical and operational training as an
Electronics Technician Navigation can translate to credit hours
toward a bachelor's or associate degree through the American
Council on Education .
You may also continue your education through undergraduate degree
opportunities like the Navy College Program and Tuition Assistance
and the Post-9/11 GI Bill.
Qualifications & Requirements
A high-school diploma or equivalent is required to become an
Enlisted Sailor and an Electronics Technician Navigation. You must
also be a U.S. citizen eligible for security clearance.
ETVs should have strong arithmetic, writing and speaking skills, as
well as the ability to use computers. You should also be able to
perform detailed work, keep accurate records, and function well as
part of a team. Important physical attributes include good manual
dexterity and physical strength.
To serve as an ETV, you must be willing to serve aboard
General qualifications may vary depending upon whether you're
currently serving , whether you've served before or whether you've
never served before .
There are no part-time jobs as a Navy Reserve Sailor in this role.
Go back to Careers to find other jobs that have a Reserve
component. You can also find out more about what life is like as a
Reserve Sailor in the Navy.
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