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Power Plant Electricians


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Work Environment

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 maintain and repair electricity-generating equipment in mobile and stationary power plants. They may work in power plants on land or aboard ships and submarines. They provide maintenance for different types of power-generating equipment, including nuclear power plants.

Military Training

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 operations
  • Electrical generation and distribution systems
  • Diesel generator operation, disassembly, inspection, and maintenance
  • Principles of electrical and electronic circuitry
  • Maintenance of airfield lighting systems and overhead/underground lines

Helpful Attributes

  • Ability to use hand and power tools
  • Interest in electricity
  • Interest in working with machinery

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