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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


  • Normal color vision 
  • Freedom from fear of heights 
  • ASVAB score of 35 on Electrical and 35 on Mechanical 
  • Demonstrated weight lift of 90 pounds
  • Qualification to operate government motor vehicles


  • Candidates without prior military experience are required to attend 8 ½ weeks of Basic Military Training (BMT) at JB San Antonio-Lackland, TX followed by Technical Training 
  • Technical Training - 99 days at Sheppard AFB, TX 
  • College credit earned: Mechanical and Electrical Technology  - 36 credits

Related Civilian Careers:

  • Electrician