The need for electricity and electrical equipment is high in the Army; nearly everything is run on some sort of electrical power. The Army Interior Electrician is a person who is tasked to make sure that equipment and electrical services that require electricity are kept in high readiness, and top running condition. Electricity is used by the Army to perform many jobs, including lighting facilities such as hospitals and clinics, electricity powers computers and data storage devices, and is used to run and operate power tools and equipment. Without electricity much of the Army Mission would grind to a halt.
Some of the responsibilities of an interior Army Electrician can involve such activities as installing switches, electrical boxes, and service panels, bending, cutting and stringing wires for circuits and new electrical services, using wiring plans and blueprints to repair electric service and install new branch circuits, as well as using hand tools to install circuit breakers, junction boxes, and wiring transformers. Army Electrical maintenance and installation personnel work to use test equipment to perform routine and period circuit testing, and to inspect and repair broken and malfunctioning electrical services, shorts in wiring and equipment, and to replace faulty electrical components.
Army Job Training For Electricians
Job training for Army Electricians and Interior Electrical service personnel starts with 9 weeks of basic combat training followed by 6 weeks of individual advanced training. You will be taught in the classroom and in simulated field experiences about electrical safety procedures, proper techniques used in wiring junction boxes, outlets, electrical services and switches, as well as the fundamentals of electricity and electronic circuits. You will be taught how to diagnose a variety of electrical circuits and wiring arrangements, and how to troubleshoot and solve electrical system malfunctions.
If you have an interest in science or mathematics, or are good in physics, or if you have an electronics or electrical background then this may be the job for you. This is a detail oriented job specialty, one that requires patience and a painstaking approach to repair operations. If you enjoy working outdoors and are good with hand and power tools this may be an excellent job selection for you to work in. Senior enlisted Electrical service repair personnel work to direct and run electrical maintenance shops in the Army, and to train and supervise junior Army Electricians.