Marine Corps

1142:Engineer Equipment Electrical Systems Technician (MOS 1142)

The Marine Corps has some unique equipment that is used for deployments and various duty assignments. This equipment is usually mobile, complicated, and full of different electrical panels that require the expertise of systems technicians to repair and maintain them for the success of the mission.


Is there a clearance required?: No

Is this a combat or support MOS?: Support


Military Duties:

Marine Corps Engineer Equipment Electrical Systems Technician complete troubleshooting, repairs and maintenance. A large portion of their work may be on repairing generators, and they are sometimes referred to as generator mechanics. Engineers complete troubleshooting on potential issues with electrical systems. They will troubleshoot digital and logical components and circuits. To troubleshoot, diagnose and repair an issue, Technicians will use manuals, schematic diagrams, blue prints and other specifications. Technicians will also use hand tools and power tools in addition to electrical and electronic test equipment to make repairs. These Marines make both organizational and intermediate level repairs. These repairs are on engineer and general supply equipment electrical systems. Some repair tasks may include soldering connections or replacing wires, malfunctioning apparatus and any components. They will both create and repair circuits.

Military Duties Translated:

Performed general powerhouse mechanical equipment maintenance. Performed machine work using milling machines, lathes, drill presses, and grinders. Performed welding, brazing and soldering. Maintained domestic water system. Performed facilities maintenance, including maintenance of air conditioning/ventilation and heating systems, fire sprinkling system testing, and backup generator maintenance

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

Power Plant Mechanic