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Power Distribution Specialist - 12Q

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


TheĀ  power distribution specialist is primarily responsible for the electrical distribution system in the Army.

Job Duties

  • Assist in installation of electrical prime power distribution systems, exterior services and utility poles
  • Install guys, anchor, crossarm, conductor, insulator and other hardware
  • Connect service drops and conduits on deenergized systems
  • 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 power distribution specialist requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and nine weeks of 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:

  • Maintenance of electrical power distribution systems
  • Installing poles accessories and transformers
  • Maintenance of airfield lighting systems and overhead/underground lines
  • Emphasis on the use of technical and manufacturer publications for electric power line distribution
  • Helpful Skills

  • Ability to work as a team member
  • Interest in shop mechanics
  • Ability to perform a wide variety of duties

    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.

  • Electronics (EL) : 93
  • Compensation

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

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