|Coast Guard Enlisted Job Descriptions|
|Electrician's Mate (EM)|
Electricians Mates (EM’s) are the Coast Guard’s Electrical Systems Specialists. EM’s are responsible for the installation, maintenance, repair, and management of sophisticated electrical and electronic equipment. These include:
Types of Duty:
Afloat units are the EM’s primary focus at 42%. All Cutters 110’ and
larger have EM’s working aboard, as well as some smaller Cutters.
These Cutters are stationed throughout the world, including Alaska, Guam,
and Puerto Rico. On some Cutters, the EM is the Engineering Petty Officer
(EPO), and while acting in this capacity is responsible for all engineering
systems aboard the Cutter as well as supervising the Engineering Department.
EM’s also have a variety of cutters support assignments including,
Maintenance and Logistics Commands (MLC), Integrated Support Commands
(ISC), and Engineering Support Units (ESU). EM’s work both in and
out of rate at Groups, Stations, Aids to Navigation Teams (ANT), LORAN
Stations, Air Stations, and Marine Safety Offices (MSO).
To be an EM, you should have an interest in electrical, electronic, mechanical, and pneumatic systems, an aptitude for detailed work, an above average ability in solving mathematical problems. Since electricity itself is best never seen, the ability to visualize the theoretical working of the systems is a prime prerequisite. An EM must have normal color vision. Practical experience or prior training in electrical or electronic repair is helpful, but not required.
ASVAB Score Requirements: MK+EI+GS OF 152 (MINIMUM AR OF 52)
Above Information Courtesy of United States Coast Guard