MOS 1141 Electrician

MOS 1141 Electrician

MOS Description

Using knowledge of electrical theory and concepts, Electricians install, operate, maintain, and repair underground, above ground, overhead and tactical electrical power distribution systems. Additionally, Electricians operate and perform organizational level operator/ crew maintenance on electrical power generation equipment, load banks, and floodlight sets. When on Humanitarian Assistance and Civil Military Operations, they install and repair interior wiring in buildings. These duties may include installing hardware, including cross-arms, insulators, and lightning arresters; assembling/erecting and climbing utility poles; stringing wire conductors; measuring, cutting, bending, assembling, and installing electric conduit; installing control and distribution apparatus, such as switches, relays, and circuit breakers; testing circuits for continuity, compatibility, and safety, including ground of components, using test instruments such as multi-meters and ohmmeters; and installing and repairing electric fixtures but not limited to, ground testers. Corporal through Staff Sergeant are afforded the opportunity to attend a skill progression course the Advanced Electrician Course that provides in-depth instruction on the requirements of the National Electric Code (NEC) and the planning of electrical support to include determining demand, phase balancing, and voltage drops. An apprenticeship program, leading to U.S. Department of Labor certification as a Journey Worker, is available to Electricians under the United Services Military Apprenticeship Program (USMAP).

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Renewal Period: 3 years

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Credential is related to some tasks associated with the duties of the rating (at least one critical task but less than 80%)

Most

Credential is directly related to most of the major duties associated with the rating (at least 80%)

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Credential is related to this military occupation, but is more advanced or specialized and therefore will likely require additional education, training, or experience

High

Highly attainable: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the mimum education requirement = HS or less and/or minimum experience = 2 years or less experience and no additional requirements.

Medium

Moderate ease of attainment: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement = Associate's and/or prerequisite and/or minimum experience = more than 2 years and less than 10 years of experience.

Low

May be difficult to attain: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement is a Bachelor's degree, and/or minimum experience is 10 or more years.

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