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Interior Electrician

Posted: 10-17-17 Company: United States Army Location: MA and Worldwide
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Overview

The interior electrician is primarily responsible for the installation and maintenance for all of the Army’s interior electrical systems.

Job Duties

Install transformers, junction boxes, circuit breakers, service panels, switches, electrical boxes and lightning rods
Read blueprints, wire plans and repair orders to determine layouts/repair
Test equipment for the operational conduction of circuits
Inspect power distribution systems, shorts in wires and faulty equipment
Repair and replace faulty wiring and lighting fixtures

Requirements

Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you.

Training

Job training for interior electrician requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and seven weeks of Advanced Individual Training. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field with on-the-job instructions, including on-the-job instruction for installation and repair.

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

Fundamentals of electricity
Electrical circuit troubleshooting
Safety procedures
Techniques for wiring switches, outlets and junction boxes

Helpful Skills

An interest in electricity, science and math
Ability to use hand tools
Preference for doing physical work

Compensation

Total compensation includes housing, medical, food, special pay, and vacation time. Learn more about total compensation.

Earn Cash For In Demand Jobs

You could earn up to $40,000 in cash bonuses just for enlisting under certain Military Occupational Specialties. Visit Jobs in Demand to see if this job qualifies for an enlistment bonus.

Education Benefits

In the Army, qualified students can earn full-tuition, merit-based scholarships, allowances for books and fees, plus an annual stipend for living expenses. Learn more about education benefits.

Future Civilian Careers

The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career with electrical contracting companies. 

Instructions to Apply:

No Resume Required.

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