Army Careers 12R – Interior Electrician


The Army uses electricity to do many jobs, including lighting hospitals, running power tools, and operating computers. Interior Electricians installs and maintains interior electrical systems up to 600 volts. Reads and interprets drawings, plans, and specifications. Installs service panels, switches and electrical boxes. Installs metallic and nonmetallic sheathed cable, conduit and special electrical equipment. Installs service drop. Uses test equipment to test operational condition of circuits. Assists in performance of combat engineer missions. Uses test equipment to isolate malfunctions and repairs defects in systems and components. Inspects interior electrical systems/components for proper installation in accordance with National Electrical Code and local ordinances.

Some of your duties as an Interior Electrician may include:

-Install and wire transformers, junction boxes, and circuit breakers, using wire cutters, insulation strippers, and other hand tools
-Read blueprints, wire plans, and repair orders to determine wiring layouts or repair needs
-Install service panels, switches and electrical boxes
-Use of test equipment to test operational conduction of circuits
-Cut, bend, and run wires and conduits (pipe or tubing)
-Inspect power distribution systems, shorts in wires, and faulty equipment using test meters
-Repair and replace faulty wiring and lighting fixtures
-Install lightning rods to protect electrical systems

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