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Electric Motor, Power Tool, & Related Repairers

Also called: Electric Motor Winder, Maintenance Technician, Mechanic, Repair Technician

What they do:
Repair, maintain, or install electric motors, wiring, or switches.
On the job, you would:
  • Measure velocity, horsepower, revolutions per minute (rpm), amperage, circuitry, and voltage of units or parts to diagnose problems, using ammeters, voltmeters, wattmeters, and other testing devices.
  • Record repairs required, parts used, and labor time.
  • Reassemble repaired electric motors to specified requirements and ratings, using hand tools and electrical meters.


Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical
  • product and service development
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics


Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
  • repairing machines or systems using the right tools
  • figuring out what is causing equipment, machines, wiring, or computer programs to not work


Hand and Finger Use
  • put together small parts with your fingers
  • hold or move items with your hands
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • order or arrange things
  • pay attention to something without being distracted
Visual Understanding
  • quickly know what you are looking at


People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Cooperation
  • Persistence
  • Initiative
  • Integrity


You might use software like this on the job:

Analytical or scientific software
  • Commutator profiling software
  • Motor testing software
Data base user interface and query software
  • Data entry software
  • Microsoft Access
Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel


Education: (rated 3 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
certificate after high school
usually needed

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