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Old 01-04-2013, 01:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello, folks.

I am a machinist by trade with 3 certifications (Machinist I, CNC I, CNC II) and 2 years work experience (plus classroom time). I also have an interest in military service, and would like to do something with my life while I am young. I have long been thinking about combining these two interests, and was wondering if anyone has any knowledge of the subject.

Basically, what would I have to do to be employed as a machinist in the Navy? I have no problem enlisting, but is there a way to ensure I get the gig as a machinist? Meet and exceed educational requirements, perhaps.

Ideally, I'd like to work on a ship, say a carrier, and travel around the world while machining. I know that is naively romantic, and serving in the military isn't about niceties, but it would be nice. That said, I would have no problem working in a shop.

I appreciate any insight.
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Old 01-04-2013, 02:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 01-04-2013, 02:20 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Talk to a recruiter. That is the first step.
See, I am hesitant to do so, as I've heard some horror stories about recruiters promising the world and the enlisted getting burned in the end. I wanted to get some input from anyone who may, fortune willing, have experience dealing with the like.
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See, I am hesitant to do so, as I've heard some horror stories about recruiters promising the world and the enlisted getting burned in the end. I wanted to get some input from anyone who may, fortune willing, have experience dealing with the like.
The key is to basically not listen to their BS, have your mind set on what you want, and do not fall for their salesmen tactics. If you want a job, do settle for anything else. They'll tell you something isn't available just to get you to do another job, it's a lie. If you make them work for you, you can get the job you want (so long as you have the right line scores).

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The key is to basically not listen to their BS, have your mind set on what you want, and do not fall for their salesmen tactics. If you want a job, do settle for anything else. They'll tell you something isn't available just to get you to do another job, it's a lie. If you make them work for you, you can get the job you want (so long as you have the right line scores).

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Deuce, I may just drop you a line when I get off work. I appreciate your help!
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The key is to basically not listen to their BS, have your mind set on what you want, and do not fall for their salesmen tactics. If you want a job, do settle for anything else. They'll tell you something isn't available just to get you to do another job, it's a lie. If you make them work for you, you can get the job you want (so long as you have the right line scores).

PM me if you'd like and I can help you some with how to deal with them.
This also talk to all the various recruiters. Sometimes they are even in the same building. First you will have to take the asvab test if you have not already taken it.
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Oh, hey. I like the sound of that. I'd be the guy keeping the ship running and use my experience as a machinist. I will definitely be doing some research on that.
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