AGE REQUIREMENTS: Must be between the ages of 17 and 35
Job Description: Since the Army National Guard uses a plethora of electronic systems, power is essential to success. As the Power-Generation Equipment Repairer, you'll supply the power to run virtually every aspect of Army activity whenever and wherever it's needed.
In this specialty, you'll support military operations day or night by performing preventive maintenance checks on generation equipment, or replace voltage regulators, governors, or circuit cards. You may also adjust frequencies and voltages using technical publications to enhance equipment efficiency.
Job Duties Perform maintenance on tactical utility, precise power-generation sets, internal combustion engines, and associated equipment
Some of the Skills You'll Learn Generator and powerplant operations Electrical generation and distribution Diesel generator operation, disassembly, inspection, and maintenance Principles of electrical and electronic circuitry
Helpful Skills Experience using hand and power tools Interest in electricity and working with large machinery
Through your training, you will develop the skills and experience to enjoy a civilian career as a power plant electrician.
Earn While You Learn Instead of paying to learn these skills, get paid to train. In the Army National Guard, you will learn these valuable job skills while earning a regular paycheck and qualifying for tuition assistance.
Job training for a Power-Generation Equipment Repairer consists of 10 weeks of Basic Training, where you'll learn basic Soldiering skills, and approximately 12 weeks of Advanced Individual Training, including practice in maintaining electrical power systems. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field.
A monthly paycheck
Montgomery GI Bill
Federal and State tuition assistance
Retirement benefits for part-time service
Low-cost life insurance (up to $400,000 in coverage)
401(k)-type savings plan
Student Loan Repayment Program (up to $50,000, for existing loans)
Health care benefits available
VA home loans
Bonuses, if applicable
Most non-prior service candidates will earn between $200 and $250 per drill weekend, subject to change
Military enlistment in the Army National Guard
Must be at least a junior in high school, or have a high school diploma or a GED certificate
Must be between the ages of 17 and 35
Must be able to pass a physical exam and meet legal and moral standards
Must meet citizenship requirements (see NATIONALGUARD.com for details)
Requires military enlistment. Programs and benefits are subject to change. Ask your Army National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information. Actual MOS assignment may depend on MOS availability.
This position may qualify for a bonus, ask your National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information.