Prime Power Production Specialist (12P)

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Overview

The prime power production specialist performs electrical assessments, facilities maintenance and quality assurance/quality control operations. He or she supervises, operates, installs and performs direct support/general support-level maintenance on electric power plants, consisting of prime power generator sets of 500 KW and higher along with associated auxiliary systems and equipment. Other duties include serving as LNO and technical advisor to FEMA and other federal organizations.

Job Duties

  • Operates and maintains electrical power plants
  • Performs mechanical, electrical and instrumentation functions
  • Analyze plant equipment and system operating characteristics to determine operational condition
  • Repairs or overhauls generating equipment and associated systems components

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 prime power production specialist requires 48 weeks 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:

  • Maintaining 500 KW and higher generators
  • Performing electrical assessments
  • Maintaining facilities maintenance

Helpful Skills

  • Ability to work as a team member
  • Perform strenuous physical activities
  • Interest in engineering

Required ASVAB Score(s)

Skilled Technical (ST): 107, Electronics (EL): 107, General Technical (GT): 110

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

Compensation

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

Earn Cash For In Demand Jobs

You could earn up to $40,000 in cash bonuses just for enlisting under certain Military Occupational Specialties. Visit Jobs in Demand to see if this job qualifies for an enlistment bonus.

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. 
 

PARTNERSHIP FOR YOUTH SUCCESS (PaYS) Program

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 experienced and trained Veterans to join their organization. Find out more about the Army PaYS Program at http://www.armypays.com.

 

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Prime Power Production Specialist