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Electric Motor, Power Tool, & Related Repairers

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

What they do:
Repair, maintain, or install electric motors, wiring, or switches.
On the job, you would:
  • Inspect and test equipment to locate damage or worn parts and diagnose malfunctions, or read work orders or schematic drawings to determine required repairs.
  • Reassemble repaired electric motors to specified requirements and ratings, using hand tools and electrical meters.
  • 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.

Knowledge

Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products
Business
  • management

Skills

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
Technical
  • repairing machines or systems using the right tools
  • figuring out what is causing equipment, machines, wiring, or computer programs to not work

Abilities

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
Visual Understanding
  • quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things
  • quickly know what you are looking at
Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say

Personality

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

Technology

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 Hot Technology
  • Microsoft Access Hot Technology
Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel Hot Technology

Education

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

Examples of Registered Apprenticeship programs include:

  • Automotive-Generator-and-Starter Repairer
  • Electric-Motor Assembler and Tester
  • Power-Transformer Repairer
  • Repairer, Handtools
  • Transformer Repairer

Job Outlook

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
Salary
$41,570
$25,040
$71,260

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