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12R -- lnterior Electrician


Basic Job Description

The interior electrician is primarily responsible for the installation and maintenance for all of the Army’s interior electrical systems.

Duties performed by Soldiers in this MOS include:

  • Install transformers, junction boxes, circuit breakers, service panels, switches, electrical boxes and lightning rods
  • Read blueprints, wire plans and repair orders to determine layouts/repair
  • Test equipment for the operational conduction of circuits
  • Inspect power distribution systems, shorts in wires and faulty equipment
  • Repair and replace faulty wiring and lighting fixtures

Training Information

Job training for interior electrician requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and seven weeks of Advanced Individual Training. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field with on-the-job instructions, including on-the-job instruction for installation and repair.

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • Fundamentals of electricity
  • Electrical circuit troubleshooting
  • Safety procedures
  • Techniques for wiring switches, outlets and junction boxes

ASVAB Score Required: 93 in aptitude area EL

Security Clearance: None

Strength Requirement: heavy

Physical Profile Requirement: 111221

Other Requirements

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  • The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career with electrical contracting companies.

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