Lay the foundation for a successful future as a Concrete and Asphalt Equipment Crewmember in the Army National Guard.
You will help complete any number of construction projects that require concrete or asphalt: airfields, roads, building foundations, and more. You may also be responsible for producing concrete with a concrete mobile mixer; assisting in the building and operation of an asphalt producing plant; operating asphalt distributors, aggregate spreaders, and asphalt kettles; assisting in the operation of asphalt paving and surfacing equipment; and assisting in combat engineer missions.
Some of the Skills You'll Learn
Maintenance and repair of equipment
Interest in operating heavy construction equipment
Preference for working outdoors
Interest in working with your hands
Through your training, you will develop the skills and experience to enjoy a civilian career with construction enterprises like building contractors, state highway agencies, rock quarries, well drillers, or construction firms.
Earn While You Learn
Instead of paying to learn these skills, get paid to train. In the Army National Guard, you will learn these valuable job skills while earning a regular paycheck and qualifying for tuition assistance.
Job training for a Concrete and Asphalt Equipment Operator consists of 10 weeks of Basic Training, where you'll learn basic Soldiering skills, and six weeks of Advanced Individual Training, including practice operating construction equipment. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field.
- Paid training
- A monthly paycheck
- Montgomery GI Bill
- Federal and State tuition assistance
- Retirement benefits for part-time service
- Low-cost life insurance (up to $400,000 in coverage)
- 401(k)-type savings plan
- Student Loan Repayment Program (up to $50,000, for existing loans)
- Health care benefits available
- VA home loans
- Bonuses, if applicable
- Most non-prior service candidates will earn between $200 and $250 per drill weekend, subject to change
- Military enlistment in the Army National Guard
- Must be at least a junior in high school, or have a high school diploma or a GED certificate
- Must be between the ages of 17 and 35
- Must be able to pass a physical exam and meet legal and moral standards
- Must meet citizenship requirements (see NATIONALGUARD.com for details)
Requires military enlistment. Programs and benefits are subject to change. Ask your Army National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information. Actual MOS assignment may depend on MOS availability.
This position may qualify for a bonus, ask your National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information.
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