Engineer Equipment Electrical Systems Technician (MOS 1142)

Engineer equipment electrical systems technicians (MOS 1142) working in a command center on base

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The job of an Engineer Equipment Electrical Systems Technician uses knowledge of electrical theory and concepts, and electronic fundamentals. Equipment electrical systems technicians repair electric motors, electronic modules, motor control circuits, and electric power generation equipment.

These technicians also troubleshoot digital/logic components/circuits and make organizational and intermediate level repairs on the electrical systems of engineer and general supply equipment.

Engineer Equipment Electrical Systems Technician Duties

Duties include of this MOS 1142 include:

  • Diagnosing problems and making repairs following manuals, schematic diagrams, blueprints, and other specifications.
  • Using hand tools, power tools, and electrical and electronic test equipment.
  • Repairs include soldering connections and replacing wires, malfunctioning apparatus, and components, including some faulty mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic parts on equipment.

Advanced Electrician Course for Noncommissioned Officers

Noncommissioned officers are afforded the opportunity to attend the Advanced Electrician Course that provides in-depth instruction on the requirements of the National Electric Code and the planning of electrical support, to include determining demand, phase balancing, and voltage drops.

Apprenticeship Programs

An apprenticeship program, leading to U.S. Department of Labor certification as a journey worker is available to equipment electrical systems technicians under the United Services Military Apprenticeship Program (USMAP). This program is a formal military training protocol that provides active duty Navy and Navy Reserve Full Time Support (FTS) service members the option to improve job skills and to complete civilian apprenticeship requirements while on active duty. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) provides the nationally recognized "Certificate of Completion" once the program is finished.

USMAP fine tunes job skills and shows your enthusiasm for more challenging military assignments. Having a DOL Certificate of Completion is beneficial in getting better civilian jobs because employers know the value of apprenticeships.

According to the Marine Corp, the following USMAP apprenticeship trades are related to MOS 1142 Engineer Equipment Electrical Systems Technician:

  • Computer Operator
  • Electric-Motor Repairer (Any Industry)
  • Electrical Equipment Repairperson (Magneto Repairer)
  • Electrician
  • Electrician (Construction)
  • Electrician, Maintenance (Any Industry)
  • Electronics Mechanic
  • Electronics Mechanic (Any Industry)
  • Maintenance Mechanic (Any Industry)

Job Requirements

  1. Must possess an MM score of 105 or higher.
  2. Must possess an EL score of 100 or higher.
  3. Complete the Basic Engineer Equipment Electrical Systems Technician Course (MO3UAA2), Marine Corps Engineer School, Camp Lejeune, NC.
  4. Must have normal color vision.
  5. Meet the physical requirements in Chapter 4 of TM 11275-15/4.

Related Department of Labor Occupation Codes:

  1. Electrician Maintenance 829.261-018.
  2. Electrical Repairer 829.281-014.
  3. Gas-Engine Repairer 625.281-026.
  4. Electric-Motor Analyst 721.261-010.
  5. Electric Motor Repairer 721.281-018.
  6. Wireworker (Electrical Equipment) 728.684-022.
  7. Wirer, Cable 729.381-022.
  8. Tester, Electrical Continuity 729.684-058.
  9. Salvager (Utilities) 729.687-030.
  10. Electrician, Powerhouse (Utilities) 820.261-014.
  11. Electrician, Automotive 825.281-022.
  12. Control-Panel Tester Electrical Equipment) 827.381-010.

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