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Prime Power Production Specialist - 12P

  • Active/Reserve:Both
  • Officer/Enlisted:Enlisted
  • Restrictions:None


The prime power production specialist performs electrical assessments, facilities maintenance and quality assurance/quality control operations. He or she supervises, operates, installs and performs direct support/general support-level maintenance on electric power plants, consisting of prime power generator sets of 500 KW and higher along with associated auxiliary systems and equipment. Other duties include serving as LNO and technical advisor to FEMA and other federal organizations.

Job Duties

  • Operates and maintains electrical power plants
  • Performs mechanical, electrical and instrumentation functions
  • Analyze plant equipment and system operating characteristics to determine operational condition
  • Repairs or overhauls generating equipment and associated systems components
  • Requirements

  • Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you.
  • Training

    Job training for prime power production specialist requires 48 weeks Advanced Individual Training. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field with on-the-job instructions.Some of the skills you'll learn are:

  • Maintaining 500 KW and higher generators
  • Performing electrical assessments
  • Maintaining facilities maintenance
  • Helpful Skills

  • Ability to work as a team member
  • Perform strenuous physical activities
  • Interest in engineering

    The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is an examination that is administered by the United States Military Entrance Processing Command. It is used to determine qualification and helps predict future academic and occupational success in the military.

  • Skilled Technical (ST): 107, Electronics (EL): 107, General Technical (GT): 110
  • Compensation

  • Total compensation includes housing, medical, food, special pay, and vacation time.

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