Ship electricians operate and repair electrical systems on ships. They keep electrical power plants, wiring, and machinery in working order, maintain and repair shipboard elevator systems, and interpret electrical sketches, diagrams, and blueprints.Explore this career outside the military
Ship electricians usually work indoors, aboard ships or submarines. They also work in ship repair shops on land.
What you can expect to experience while on the job
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Ship Electricians in the Military
Military salaries include a lot more than just base pay.
They also offer:
People in this career achieve this level of education.
All enlisted service members complete basic military training, which includes time spent in a classroom and in the field, and covers tactical and survival skills, physical training, military life and customs, and weapons training. Ship electricians in the Military will gain skills through classroom study, including practice repairing electrical systems, and on-the-job experience. Job-specific training content may include: Electrical theoryTroubleshooting proceduresMaintenance and repair proceduresReading diagrams and calculating amperage, voltage, and resistance levelsElectrical circuit analysisMotor, generator, and transformer principlesRead More
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