Power Technician

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Power Technician (abbrev PT) is an enlisted technical specialty or rating utilized by the Royal Manticoran Navy.

Description

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Power Technicians perform the work necessary for power distribution throughout the ship. This includes monitoring and repairing ship's fusion reactors and other power supply equipment. Power Technicians fall under the Propulsion Group within the Engineering Department.[1]

Historical Overview

The closest real-world parallels are the USN's Electrician's Mate (EM), the Royal Navy's Engineering Technician[2] (ET), or the Royal Canadian Navy's Electrical Technician[3] (ETECH). By whatever name, these occupations are concerned with the generation of electrical power, as well as conversion to other forms (e.g., 120 Vac, 24 Vdc, 120 400Hz, etc.), and distribution to end-user equipment throughout a ship. They are also responsible for restoring electrical power to vital equipment in the event of battle damage.

In the USN, Electrician's Mates attend their 'A' school training at the training facility at Great Lakes, IL. RCN Electrical Technicians receive their initial trade training at Fleet School Esquimalt, BC.

TRMN Training Information

Members desiring to qualify to serve at the different skill levels within the Power Technician's department must pass the following exams and prerequisites:[1]

Bureau of Training Information for Power Technician
Course Name Course Code Prerequisite(s)

Basic Power Technician
"A" School
SIA-SRN-15A SIA-RMN-0001 (Basic Enlisted)[4]

Advanced Power Technician
"C" School
SIA-SRN-15C SIA-RMN-0002 (Basic Non-Commissioned Officer)[5]
SIA-SRN-15A (Basic Power Technician)

Power Technician Warrant Officer
"W" School
SIA-SRN-15W SIA-RMN-0011 (Warrant Officer)[6]
SIA-SRN-15C (Advanced Power Technician)

Power Technician Division Officer
"D" School
SIA-SRN-15D SIA-RMN-0101 (Ensign)[7]
SIA-SRN-15C (Advanced Power Technician)

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 Student Manual v2.0a (Bureau of Training) Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "BuTrain" defined multiple times with different content
  2. RN Engineering Technician
  3. RCN Electrical Technician
  4. Policy Change re TSC exam pre-requisites, posted 2 Nov 2015 in RMN - Bureau of Training Group
  5. Policy Change re TSC exam pre-requisites, posted 2 Nov 2015 in RMN - Bureau of Training Group
  6. Policy Change re TSC exam pre-requisites, posted 2 Nov 2015 in RMN - Bureau of Training Group
  7. Policy Change re TSC exam pre-requisites, posted 2 Nov 2015 in RMN - Bureau of Training Group


RMN Technical Specialties
Command: Boatswain - Master-at-Arms - Operations Specialist - Intelligence Specialist
Admin: Personnelman - Navy Counselor - Yeoman
Logistics: Steward - Storekeeper - Disbursing Clerk - Ship's Serviceman
Tactical: Fire Control - Electronic Warfare - Tracking Specialist - Sensors - Missiles - Beam Weapons - Gunner
Engineering: Impeller - Power - Gravitics - Environment - Hydroponics - Damage Control
Communications: Data Systems - Electronics - Communications
Astrogation
Flight Operations:
Helmsman - Plotting Specialist - Coxswain
Medical: Corpsman - Sick Berth Attendant