Power plant mechanics install, maintain, and repair mechanical equipment in power-generating stations. They maintain various types of power-generating equipment on land, ships, and submarines. They also support the mobile utility equipment that the Military provides as portable, temporary sources of electricity.
Powerhouse mechanics work in equipment repair shops, power plant stations, or power-generating rooms aboard ships. Sometimes they work outdoors while repairing substation-generating equipment.
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Power Plant Mechanics in the Military
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People in this career achieve this level of education.
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. Powerhouse mechanics in the Military will gain skills through classroom study and on-the-job experience. Job-specific training content may include: Principles of electricityGas and diesel engine theoriesHydraulic (fluid pressure) and pneumatic (air pressure) system maintenancePerforming electrical assessmentsGenerator and power plant operationsElectrical generation and distributionDiesel generator operation, disassembly, inspection, and maintenanceRead More
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