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Ship Electricians

Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

Work Environment

Ship electricians usually work indoors, aboard ships or submarines. They also work in ship repair shops on land.

  • Military Status

    Officer

  • Average Military Salary

    $47,107

Overview

Ship electricians operate and repair electrical systems on ships. They keep electrical power plants, wiring, and machinery in working order, maintain and repair shipboard elevator systems, and interpret electrical sketches, diagrams, and blueprints.

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. Ship electricians in the Military will gain skills through classroom study, including practice repairing electrical systems, and on-the-job experience.

Helpful Attributes

  • Ability to use tools
  • Interest in electricity and how electrical devices operate
  • Interest in solving problems
  • Interest in electronics and communication devices

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