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Power Line Distribution Specialist Details


OVERVIEW
The power line 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, anchors, crossarms, conductors, insulators and other hardware
  • Connect service drops and conduits on de-energized systems


TRAINING

Ten 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.

Advanced Individual Training: 7 Weeks at Sheppard Air Force Base, TX

Some of the skills you'll learn:
  • Maintenance of electrical power distribution systems
  • Installing pole 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


REQUIRED ASVAB SCORES(S)

Electronics (EL): 93


HELPFUL SKILLS

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


WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
120A Utilities Operations and Maintenance Technician


FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS

The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career as an electrician and/or with companies that design and produce communications equipment.