Navy

B210:Electrician's Mate

Electrician's Mates (non-nuclear) are responsible for the operation of a ship's electrical power generation systems, lighting systems, electrical equipment and electrical appliances. The duties include installation, operation, adjustment, routine maintenance, inspection, test and repair of electrical equipment. EM's also perform maintenance and repair of related electronic equipment.


Is there a clearance required?: No

Is this a combat or support MOS?: Support


Military Duties:

The duties performed by EMs include installing power and lighting circuits, and repairing distribution circuits. They run wiring for lights and other equipment, and maintain operating efficiency of distribution panels, switches, switchboards, controllers, voltage regulators, current transformers, voltage transformers, and electric motors. EMs repair electrical equipment and appliances, and install and maintain storage batteries, and inspect, maintain, test and repair electric power equipment. The ships electricians also provide maintenance and repair of shipboard elevator systems, and interpret electrical sketches, diagrams and blueprints. They maintain and repair various propulsion and auxiliary control consoles, and connect electric power machinery and electric power equipment.

Military Duties Translated:

Execute plans of electrical wiring for well functioning lighting, intercom and other electrical systems. Install electrical apparatus, fixtures and equipment for alarm and other systems. Install safety and distribution components (e.g. switches, resistors, circuit-breaker panels etc.). Connect wiring in electrical circuits and networks ensuring compatibility of components. Prepare and assemble conduits and connect wiring through them. Prevent breakdown of systems by routinely inspecting and replacing old wiring and insulated cables, cleaning circuits etc. Perform effective troubleshooting to identify hazards or malfunctions and repair or substitute damaged units.

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

Electrician