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Industrial & Mechanical Careers

A United States Navy Sailor embarks on mechanical training while working to repair the surface of a Navy vessel.


The best mechanical systems in the world require the best machinists. Navy mechanic jobs require a flawless understanding of every engine, gear and motor, inside and out. Sailors in industrial and military mechanical jobs are who keep the Navy sailing, flying and exploring the seas. From guiding torpedoes and defusing mines to managing a flight deck and emergency supplies on aircraft, you’re the person who understands our machines better than anyone else.

Maintain Navy equipment while completing your education.

We offer a variety of educational assistance options, from scholarships to financial reimbursement and salary advances. Explore opportunities in NROTC, undergraduate, graduate and professional programs to determine what's best for you, or chat with a Recruiter to get the latest details.

For details about education for specific industrial and mechanical careers, select the job below. You can also find more details about education opportunities for Enlisted Sailors or Officers here.

Pay and Benefits
Pay & Benefits
Benefits as advanced as the equipment you’ll oversee.

Depending on your job, Navy pay and benefits will flex to fit your role. You can rely on regular promotions, pay increases and world-class benefits that rival any civilian employer. Many Sailors can even qualify for sign-on bonuses depending on their field. Every Sailor is guaranteed:

  • 30 days paid vacation
  • 100% health care coverage for you & your family
  • Tuition assistance & free college education
  • Housing stipends
  • Retirement savings & income

Find out more about Navy pay and benefits now.

Reserve Opportunities
Reserve Opportunities
Stay hands-on with your day-to-day job while serving part-time.

There are part-time Navy Reserve opportunities for Enlisted Sailors and Officers in industrial and mechanical jobs. You can keep many of your full-time benefits while serving only one weekend a month and two weeks a year for annual training. As a Navy Reserve Sailor or Officer, you will maintain and support America’s Navy without disrupting your life in the civilian world.

To find out what the exact Reserve requirements are for the career you’re interested in, select one of the jobs below to learn more.

Discover more about life in the Navy Reserve here.


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