Story by Center for Seabees and Facilities Engineering Public Affairs
PORT HUENEME, Calif. — The Center for Seabees and Facilities Engineering (CSFE) hosted a Steelworker (SW) rating Job Duty Task Analysis (JDTA) during a four-day workshop May 16-19.
The review was part of a triennial schedule to ensure SW training reflects current fleet training requirements. A component of the Naval Education and Training Command End-to-End Process, the JDTA establishes a repeatable and defendable job analysis process to support training content development and revision.
Workshop attendees represented fleet subject matter experts from across the Seabee community, including naval construction groups, battalions and training centers. Fleet participation in the JDTA process was critical to ensuring that all SW work requirements were properly characterized and that SW training remains current and matches the rating work requirements.
“Sailors need training in order to do their job, and the JDTA takes the work elements of what they are doing and translates it into training elements to satisfy the needs of the fleet,” said Joe Connelly, CSFE JDTA manager.
The JDTA breaks down the components of work required in a rating and assigns attributes to the work that Sailors are expected to perform in their rating. Examples of tasks that the experts would scrutinize for the SW rating range from erecting steel bridges to installing and reinforcing steel in concrete structures to making estimates of materials, labor and equipment requirements.
The end result provides a Sailor with the right training and the right amount of training to accomplish each respective task at the appropriate competency level. Learning center curriculum managers use the data collected during the JDTA process to support the development and revision of training content.
CSFE will take the information from this effort to validate that the training currently being provided in the SW “A” school and “C”-school curriculum is delivering Seabees with the required level of technical proficiency and readiness to the fleet.