Marine Corps

1141:Electrician (MOS 1141)

Utilize a basic understanding of electrical pathways to repair and maintain various electrical systems around the Marine Corps. Electrical systems may be in buildings, on generators, or temporary lighting and heating installations for tents or other equipment while deployed.


Is there a clearance required?: No

Is this a combat or support MOS?: Support


Military Duties:

Marine Corps Electricians use a knowledge of electrical theory and concepts to complete their tasks. Electricians are in the Utilities role. To troubleshoot any issue, electricians will complete testing. Electricians use different tools to test an issue including ohmmeters and multi-meters. They will test circuits for continuity, safety and compatibility. They assist with electrical power generation equipment and flood light sets. The Electricians provide assistance in a few different settings depending on the mission. They can provide organizational crew assistance and support during Humanitarian and Civilian Military operations. Electricians provide assistance on the interior and exterior of buildings. They can install cross-arms, hardware, lightning arresters, insulators and string wire conductors. Part of their job is to assemble, erect and climb utility poles. When working with electric conduit, they will measure, cut, bend and install it. Electricians will install switches, relays, circuit breakers and other control and distribution apparatuses. They also install and repair electric fixtures. In addition to completing repairs and installations, they also complete preventative and routine maintenance. They will keep inventory of supplies and complete maintenance documentation. As Electricians reach higher ranks, they have opportunities for advanced training that leads to increased job duties and functions.

Military Duties Translated:

Assembling, evaluating, testing, and maintaining electrical or electronic wiring, equipment, appliances, and apparatus. Troubleshooting and repairing malfunctioning equipment, appliances, and apparatus. Constructing and fabricating parts, using hand tools and specifications. Reading and interpreting electrical and electronic circuit blueprints, diagrams, and schematics. Advising management on continued use of unsuitable equipment, appliances, and apparatus. Supervising electricians. Ordering of electrical supplies and equipment.

Some civilian jobs best suited to this type of military experience:

Electronics Technician