Power plant electricians in the Military maintain and repair electricity-generating equipment in mobile and stationary power plants. They may work in power generation plants on land or aboard ships and submarines. They maintain different types of electrical power-generating equipment, such as transmission lines and receiving structures, and hydraulic-electric systems that support reactor plant operation. They also diagnose and repair circuit boards that validate accurate electricity readings.Explore this career outside the military
Power plant electricians work in repair shops on land, aboard ships, or wherever generating equipment needing repair is located.
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Power Plant Electricians in the Military
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All enlisted service members complete basic military training, which includes time spent in a classroom and in the field, and covers tactical and survival skills, physical training, military life and customs, and weapons training. Power plant electricians in the Military will gain skills through classroom study and on-the-job experience. Job-specific training content may include: Generator and power plant operationsElectrical generation and distribution systemsDiesel generator operation, disassembly, inspection, and maintenancePrinciples of electrical and electronic circuitryMaintenance of airfield lighting systems and overhead/underground linesRead More
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