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Electrical Systems

Overview: Electrical power is essential to almost everything we use and do. Electrical Systems personnel in the Air Force Reserve perform essentially the same job as civilian electricians; they ensure that our primary source of energy is readily available.

Position: Enlisted


Specific Tasks:

  • Install, inspect, maintain, troubleshoot, repair and modify electrical distribution systems 
  • Climb utility poles and operate special purpose vehicles and equipment 
  • Inspect, maintain and repair airfield and runway lighting systems 
  • Maintain and install fire alarms, intrusion detection alarm and traffic system controls


  • HS diploma or GED is mandatory. Completion of courses in science, mathematics and shop mechanics is desirable.
  • Freedom from fear of heights 
  • ASVAB score of 45 on Electrical and 43 on Mechanical 
  • Possess a valid state driver's license to operate government motor vehicles


  • Candidates without prior military experience are required to attend 7.5 weeks of Basic Military Training (BMT) at JB San Antonio-Lackland, TX; followed by Technical Training 

Related Civilian Careers:

  • Electrician