Interior Electrician (Enlistment Required)

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous

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

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.

Helpful Skills:
  • Interest in electricity, science, and math.
  • Ability to use hand tools.
  • Preference for doing physical work.

Total compensation includes housing, medical, food, special pay, and vacation time.

Education Benefits:
In the Army, qualified students can earn full-tuition, merit-based scholarships, allowances for books and fees, plus an annual stipend for living expenses.

Future Civilian Careers:
The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career with electrical contracting companies.
Those interested in this job may be eligible for civilian employment, after the Army, by enrolling in the Army PaYS program. The PaYS program is a recruitment option that guarantees a job interview with military friendly employers that are looking for experienced and trained Veterans to join their organization. 
  • AT&T, Inc.
  • Hewlett-Packard Company.
  • Kraft Foods Global, Inc.
  • Sears Holdings Corporation.
  • Time Customer Service, Inc.
  • Walgreen Co.

Job Requirements:
  • Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident.
  • Must possess a High School Diploma or equivalent.

Job Types:
  • Full-time, Part-time.

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