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1st, 2nd and 3rd Class Marine Electricians

DUTIES: Shipboard installations and repairs Fiber optic training Working knowledge of blue prints and other naval drawings Proficiency hookup and connectorization Proficiency packing MCT's High school diploma or equivalent Navy EM, ET, FT, EW, or ABC school a plus Repair or replace wiring equipment or fixtures, using hand tools or power tools Examine electrical system of circuits in electrical wiring, equipment, or fixtures, using testing devices, like ohmmeters, voltmeters, or oscilloscopes, to confirm compatibility and safety of system Use different types of tools or equipment, like power construction equipment, measuring devices, power tools, and testing equipment, like oscilloscopes, ammeters, or check lamps Work from ladders, scaffolds, or roofs to put in, maintain, or repair electrical wiring, equipment, or fixtures Diagnose faulty systems, apparatus, or parts, using equipment and hand tools to find the reason for a breakdown and correct the problem Inspect electrical systems, equipment, or parts to spot hazards, defects, or the necessity for adjustment or repair, and to confirm compliance with codes Prepare sketches or follow blueprints to see the placement of wiring or equipment, and to confirm correspondence to assembling and safety codes Place passage pipes, or tubing, within selected partitions, walls, or alternative hidden areas, and pull insulated wires or cables through the passage to finish circuits between boxes Perform physically difficult tasks, like excavation trenches to put passage or moving or lifting serious metal objects Work on the installation of ground leads and connect power cables to equipment, like motors Construct and fabricate elements, using hand tools and specifications Provide preliminary sketches or value estimates for materials or services Provide help in times of emergencies by operating floodlights or generators, inserting flares, or driving required vehicles Work on installation, maintenance, repair and replacement of marine electrical (AC/DC) and electronic systems for powerboats and sailboats Troubleshoot issues for purchasers, give recommendations for drawback resolution; give estimates to client for repair, replacement, and installation per drawback designation and repair/replacement recommendation Do customer follow-ups Communicate with manufacturers on technical equipment Perform routine and annual maintenance

Category: Marine Electrician

NOTE: The following description is a GENERAL Overview of this career and not a description of a particular job posting.

Marine Electricians are typically responsible for assembling, installing, testing, and maintaining electrical wiring and equipment, as well as inspecting electrical systems, equipment, and components to identify hazards, defects, or necessary repairs. Marine Electricians may also prepare sketches or follow blueprints to determine the location of wiring or equipment while ensuring compliance with safety codes
Typically a High school diploma or GED is required, along with technical or post-secondary electrician's degree and license.
Typically, employers require:
- Minimum of five years verifiable work experience in the ship repair industry
- Basic trade specific knowledge, such as n understanding of power tools and their usage
- Knowledge of the principles, methods, and techniques used in the testing and repair of electrical components
- Reliability and dependability
- Ability to obtain a security clearance