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Powerhouse Mechanics

Manufacturing

Service Branches

Work Environment

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.

  • Military Status

    Enlisted

  • Average Military Salary

    $68,601

Overview

Powerhouse mechanics install, maintain, operate, and repair electrical and mechanical equipment in power-generating stations. They maintain various types of power-generating equipment on land, on ships, and on submarines. They also support the mobile utility equipment that the Military provides as portable, temporary sources of electricity.

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. Powerhouse mechanics in the Military will gain skills through classroom study and on-the-job experience.

Helpful Attributes

  • Interest in nuclear power
  • Interest in repairing machines and equipment
  • Preference for doing physical work

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