Air Force Enlisted Electrical Power Production Job Description

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Specialty Summary:

Installs, removes, operates, maintains, and repairs electrical power generating and control systems, aircraft arresting systems, and associated equipment. Related DoD Occupational Subgroup: 662.


Duties and Responsibilities:

Installs, removes, and operates electrical power generating and control systems, automatic transfer switches, aircraft arresting systems, and associated equipment.

Checks equipment for serviceability. Positions equipment such as gasoline, and diesel engines; generators; switchgears; air compressors; and other power generating auxiliary equipment. Installs, positions, rewinds, and pretensions aircraft arresting systems. Certifies aircraft arresting systems as required. Checks installed equip ment to ensure compliance with publications, policies, and directives. Inspects, tests, and services component systems such as safety, fuel, lubrication, cooling, air pressure, pumps, regulators, governors, and accessory equipment. Observes and inter prets instruments such as ammeters, voltmeters, frequency meters, synchroscopes, automatic temperature and pressure recorders, and engine oil, fuel, and coolant gauges. Adjusts engine generator systems to maintain proper voltage, current frequency, and synchronization. Synchronizes multi-generators. Operates high and low voltage switches, circuit breakers, rheostats, and other controls on switchgear and distribution panels.

Performs electrical power control and distribution functions.

Maintains, modifies, and repairs electrical power generating and control systems, automatic transfer switches, aircraft arresting systems, and associated equipment. Performs inspections and interprets findings to determine corrective action.

Identifies and records engine and generator malfunctions. Uses precision test equipment, troubleshoot malfunctions, and in spects parts for excessive wear and other conditions. Removes, repairs, and replaces defective power generating equipment components. Performs corrosion control. Inspects and replaces gauges and meters. Maintains aircraft arresting systems, in cluding electrical, hydraulic, rewind, and pneumatic systems, and other electronic components. Bench checks components and subassemblies. Tests and calibrates repaired items. Reviews performance data and maintenance records to determine adequacy of maintenance. Interprets data related to electrical power generating and aircraft arresting systems to ensure over- all mission success.

Reviews and advises on projects associated with electrical power generating and control systems, automatic transfer switches, aircraft arresting systems, and associated equipment. Reviews layout drawings and wiring diagrams. Ensures new construction meets proper operating characteristics of equipment.

Establishes maintenance and operating procedures to ensure maximum efficiency.

Maintains records. Posts entries on operation, inspection, and maintenance records. Records meter readings, wear and alignment measurements, fuel consumption, and other data in performance logs. Furnishes information for reports, and recommends changes to correct defective equipment or improve operating procedures. Complies with environmental policies.


Specialty Qualifications:

Knowledge. Knowledge is mandatory of: principles of electronics and electricity, including generation, conversion, transformation, distribution, and utilization; types, capacity, and purpose of high and low voltage circuits, circuit breakers, switches, fuses, regulators, relays, instruments, and meters associated with electric generation and distribution; interpreting instrument and meter readings; wiring diagrams, schematics, drawings, and technical publications; techniques of operating and maintaining internal combustion engines, generators, generating plants, distribution panels, and accessory equipment; repair and maintenance of aircraft arresting systems; use and purpose of test equipment; safety rules and practices; environmental policies; principles of management; and operation and repair of electrical power production systems.

Education. For entry into this specialty, completion of high school with courses in algebra and physics is desirable.

Training. For award of AFSC 3E032, completion of a basic electrical power production course is mandatory.

Experience. The following experience is mandatory for award of the AFSC indicated: (Note: See Explanation of Air Force Specialty Codes).

3E052. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 3E032. Also, experience in functions such as operation and maintenance of engines, generators, and distribution components of electric power production equipment and aircraft arresting systems.

3E072. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 3E052. Also, experience performing or supervising function such as operation and repair of electrical power production and aircraft arresting systems.

Other. The following are mandatory for entry into this specialty:

Normal color vision as defined in AFI 48-123Medical Examination and Standards.

Qualification to operate government vehicles according to AFI 24-301Vehicle Operations.

Deployment Rate for this AFSC

Strength Req: K

Physical Profile333223

Citizenship: No

Required Appitude Score : M-51 and E-43 (Changed to M-56 and E-40, effective 1 Jul 04).

Technical Training:

Course #: J3ABR3E032 005

Length (Days): 42

Location: S

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