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Gas Turbine Systems Technician - Electrical (GSE)

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General Description

GSEs operate, repair and perform organizational and intermediate maintenance on electrical components of gas turbine engines, main propulsion machinery, auxiliary equipment, propulsion control systems, and assigned electrical and electronic circuitry up to the printed circuit and alarm warning circuitry.

What They Do

The duties performed by GSEs include: operating electric plant main and propulsion control equipment; locating circuit failures and replacing parts; measuring current, voltage and resistance; testing for shorts, grounds and continuity; testing protective circuitry; testing, servicing and replacing batteries; performing preventive maintenance on digital data equipment and control and monitoring circuits; measuring insulation resistance; repairing electrical/electronic cables, wiring and connectors; maintaining alarm, indicating and warning systems; maintaining and repairing gas turbine engines and auxiliary equipment;
working with blueprints, schematics and charts; performing administrative procedures related to gas turbine propulsion system operation and maintenance; performing work area inspections;
operating standard test equipment; stopping engines and checking for proper performance; replacing and adjusting operating tolerance of contacts, microswitches, relay switches, pressure switches and temperature switches.

Working Environment

Gas turbine systems technicians usually work in engine rooms or shops that may be hot and noisy aboard many types of modern ships. At shore they may work at major repair or training facilities. Work is physical and analytical (trouble-shooting) for electronic components. 

Requirements ASVAB

 VE + AR + MK + MC = 210

Must have normal color perception (no exceptions)