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Interior Electrician Engineer AIT Booth

Interior Electrician (12R)

  • Enlisted
  • Officer
  • Active Duty
  • Army Reserve
  • Open to Women
  • Entry Level


The  interior electrician is primarily responsible for the installation and maintenance for all of the Army’s interior electrical systems.

Job Duties

  • Install transformers, junction boxes, circuit breakers, service panels, switches, electrical boxes and lightning rods
  • Read blueprints, wire plans and repair orders to determine layouts/repair
  • Test equipment for the operational conduction of circuits
  • Inspect power distribution systems, shorts in wires and faulty equipment
  • Repair and replace faulty wiring and lighting fixtures


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.


Job training for interior electrician requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and six weeks of Advanced Individual Training. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field with on-the-job instructions, including on-the-job instruction for installation and repair.

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • Fundamentals of electricity
  • Electrical circuit troubleshooting
  • Safety procedures
  • Techniques for wiring switches, outlets and junction boxes

Helpful Skills

  • An interest in electricity, science and math
  • Ability to use hand tools
  • Preference for doing physical work

Required ASVAB Score(s)

Electronics (EL) : 93

Learn more about the ASVAB and see what jobs you could qualify for.


Total compensation includes housing, medical, food, special pay, and vacation time. Learn more about total compensation.

Education Benefits

In the Army, qualified students can earn full-tuition, merit-based scholarships, allowances for books and fees, plus an annual stipend for living expenses. Learn more about education benefits.

Future Civilian Careers

The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career with electrical contracting companies. 


Those interested in this job may be eligible for civilian employment, after the Army, by enrolling in the Army PaYS program. The PaYS program is a recruitment option that guarantees a job interview with military friendly employers that are looking for experience and trained Veterans to join their organization. Find out more about the Army PaYS Program at


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