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: 5 years

The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP), Certified Safety Professional (CSP) is an intermediate-level credential for professionals who support workplace safety practices. CSPs conduct worksite assessments, determine risk, measure hazards and controls, evaluate risk and hazard control measures, investigate incidents, maintain incident and loss records, and prepare emergency response plans. CSP candidates must meet experiential requirements that relate to the field of workplace safety. Candidates must pass a written exam.
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Renewal Period: 4 years

The Electronics Technicians Association, International (ETA-I), Fiber Optic Installers (FOI) certification is for fiber optic technicians. FOIs demonstrate a general understanding of optical fiber installation, connectors, splice performance characteristics, and testing optical fibers. In addition, FOIs are proficient in the installation of connectors on various types of fiber optic cables using multiple types of connectors and can perform mechanical and fusion splicing. Candidates are required to pass both a written exam and a Hands-On Skills Test.

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Renewal Period: 4 years

The Electronics Technicians Association, International (ETA-I), Fiber Optics Technician (FOT) certification is for the fiber optics professional with an understanding of concepts of fiber optics servicing, troubleshooting, and repairing. FOTs demonstrate knowledge of fiber optic transmissions, cables principal of light, optical fiber characteristics, optical fiber construction and theory, safety and other related topics. The ETA-I Fiber Optics Installer (FOI) certification is a pre-requisite for this certification. Candidates must pass a written exam and a hands-on skills test.
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Renewal Period: 4 years

The International Society of Certified Electronics Technicians (ISCET), Certified Electronics Technician - Associate-Level (Associate CET), is an entry-level certification for technicians and students with under four years of experience and validates the technician’s knowledge of basic electronics, including math, DC and AC circuts, transistors and troubleshooting. The Associate CET is also a pre-requisite for ISCET Journeyman level certifications. Candidates must pass a written exam.
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Renewal Period: 3 years

The Project Management Institute (PMI), Project Management Professional (PMP) is an advanced skill level credential for professionals who lead and direct projects. PMPs perform their duties under general supervision for the duration of a project and are responsible for all aspects of a project. PMPs lead cross-functional teams to deliver projects within the constraints of schedule, budget, and scope. Project Managers seeking certification through PMI must possess knowledge and experience to apply a methodology to projects that have well-defined requirements and deliverables. To apply for the PMP, candidates must meet experiential and educational requirements and pass a written exam.
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Renewal Period: 3 years

The International Code Council (ICC), Commercial Electrical Inspector - E2 certification is for professionals who inspect the installation or alteration of electrical systems. Commercial Electrical Inspectors are expected to have the skills and knowledge necessary to assess the compliance with code and safety of indoor and outdoor electrical services, conductors, equipment, components, fixtures, appliances, devices, and electrical appurtenances for all types of buildings and structures, both commercial and industrial, with no limit as to voltage or amperage. There are no experience or education pre-requisites that must be met; however, individuals seeking the Commercial Electrical Inspector certification should have technical knowledge and related experience in their chosen field of expertise. Candidates must pass a written exam. 

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The International Code Council (ICC), Electrical Plans Examiner (E3) is responsible for reviewing plans, drawings, and specifications to determine code compliance for electrical installations or alterations of electrical systems indoors and outdoors including services, conductors, equipment, components, fixtures, appliances, devices, and electrical appurtenances for all types of buildings and structures (residential, commercial, and industrial) with no limit as to voltage or amperage. The Electrical Plans Examiner is also responsible for verification of load calculations and fault current calculations. Candidates for the E3 must pass the Electrical Plans Examiner test.
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Renewal Period: 5 years

The Project Management Institute (PMI), Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) is an entry-level certification for project practitioners and project team members who wish to demonstrate their project management knowledge. Designed for those with less project experience, the CAPM demonstrates an understanding of the fundamental knowledge, terminology and processes of effective project management such as initiation, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, closing, and professional and social responsibility. Candidates must meet educational requirements and pass an exam.
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Renewal Period: 5 years

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Renewal Period: 3 years

The National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET), Electrical Power Testing - Level I credential is an entry-level certification for electrical technicians who test equipment used in the production, transmission, and distribution of electrical power. The certification validates a technician’s knowledge required to inspect, test, and maintain electrical power equipment. Electrical Power Testing - Level I technicians work under the supervision of a higher-level technician and perform duties such as isolating and ground power equipment safely, connecting test equipment, and conducting and documenting standard tests of basic single-function equipment. Candidates must meet experience requirements and pass a written exam.

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Renewal Period: 3 years

The National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET), Electrical Power Testing - Level II credential is a mid-level certification for electrical technicians who test equipment used in the production, transmission, and distribution of electrical power. The certification validates knowledge required to inspect, test and maintain electrical power equipment. Electrical Power Testing - Level II technicians work under general supervision and perform duties including, isolate and ground power equipment safely; connect test equipment; and conduct and document standard tests of basic (single-function) equipment. Candidates must meet experience requirements and pass a written exam.
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Renewal Period: 4 years

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Renewal Period: 3 years

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Renewal Period: 3 years

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The ETT Certified Assistant Level 2 performs limited testing and service work typically under direct supervision. The Certification holder has sufficient knowledge and experience to be qualified for assuring the safety of themselves on the job site. Safety knowledge includes an understanding of lockout/tagout procedures and requirements, arc-flash and shock hazard analyses, and other facets of hazardous electrical energy control procedures. The holders of the ETT Certified Assistant Level 2 generally require direct supervision of a Level 3 ETT Certified Technician or higher.
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The InterNational Electrical Testing Association (NETA), ETT Certified Technician Level 3 certification is for technicians who perform and manage routine and moderately complex tasks and projects, record keeping, evaluation of test data, and responsibility for the safety of others. ETT Certified Technicians Level 3 are qualified to provide guidance, supervise ETT Trainee Technicians (Level 1) and ETT Certified Assistant Technicians (Level 2), and perform electrical power switching. ETT Certified Technician Level 3 candidates must have 24 hours of safety education and training in addition to meeting Level 2 safety education and training requirements (64 hours total) and 240 hours of electrical education and training in addition to meeting Level 2 electrical education and training requirements (400 hours total). Candidates must have five years of related experience and have met the qualifications for ETT Trainee Technician Level 1 and ETT Certified Assistant Technician Level 2 in successive order. Candidates must also pass a written exam.
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The InterNational Electrical Testing Association (NETA), ETT Certified Senior Technician Level 4 certification, is the most senior level of a Certified Electrical Testing Technicians classification. An ETT Certified Senior Technician Level 4 is responsible for supervising large projects and multiple crews. In addition, the Level 4 Technician will perform complex investigations, tests, and evaluations, and prepare written reports as needed. Applicant must have a minimum of 104 hours of safety training, 600 hours of electrical training, 10 years of related experience, and have met all of the appropriate qualifications for Levels 1, 2, and 3 in successive order. Applicant must pass a written exam.
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The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), Reliability Operator Certification (RC) is an intermediate-level credential for professionals who operate bulk electric systems. System Operators monitor power flows, voltages and status of equipment on the transmission system, and ensure the safe and reliable operation of the bulk electric system. Candidates for the RC are expected to have knowledge of resource and demand balancing, transmission, emergency preparedness, contingency analysis and reliability, and managing communications and data. Candidates must pass a written exam.
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Renewal Period: 3 years

The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), Balancing, Interchange, and Transmission System Operator Certification (BT) is an intermediate-level credential for professionals who operate bulk electric systems. System Operators monitor power flows, voltages and status of equipment on the transmission system, and ensure the safe and reliable operation of the bulk electric system. Candidates for the BT are expected to have knowledge of resource and demand balancing, transmission, emergency preparedness, contingency analysis and reliability, and managing communications and data.
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The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), Transmission System Operator Certification (TO) is an intermediate-level credential for professionals who operate bulk electric systems. System Operators monitor power flows, voltages and status of equipment on the transmission system, and ensure the safe and reliable operation of the bulk electric system. Candidates for the TO are expected to have knowledge of resource and demand balancing, transmission, emergency preparedness, contingency analysis and reliability, and managing communications and data.
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The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), Balancing and Interchange Operator Certification (BI) is an intermediate-level credential for professionals who operate bulk electric systems. System Operators monitor power flows, voltages and status of equipment on the transmission system, and ensure the safe and reliable operation of the bulk electric system. Candidates for the BI are expected to have knowledge of resource and demand balancing, transmission, emergency preparedness, contingency analysis and reliability, and managing communications and data.

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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%)

Other

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 minimum 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.

Most – Tasks in these careers match most duties of the military job or specialty (approximately 80% or greater)
Some – Tasks in these careers match some duties of the military job or specialty (greater than 20% but less than 80%)
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