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Career Details :: Electrical Parts Reconditioners
Recondition and rebuild salvaged, electrical parts of equipment and wind new coils on armatures of used generators and motors.
Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience may be helpful in these occupations, but usually is not needed. For example, a drywall installer might benefit from experience installing drywall, but an inexperienced person could still learn to be an installer with little difficulty.
These occupations usually require a high school diploma and may require some vocational training or job-related course work. In some cases, an associate's or bachelor's degree could be needed.
Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees.
- Solders, wraps, and coats wires to ensure proper insulation.
- Inserts and hammers ready-made coils in place.
- Disassembles salvaged equipment used in electric-power systems, such as air circuit breakers and lightning arresters, using hand tools, and discards non-repairable parts.
- Cuts insulating material to fit slots on armature core, and places material in bottom of core slots.
- Replaces broken and defective parts.
- Winds new coils on armatures of generators and motors.
- Solders ends of coils to commutator segments.
- Bolts porcelain insulators to wood parts to assemble hot stools.
- Tests armatures and motors to ensure proper operation.
- Cleans and polishes parts, using solvent and buffing wheel.
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General Work Activities
- Handling and Moving Objects
- Performing General Physical Activities
- Repairing & Maintaining Mechanical Equipment
- Inspecting Equipment, Structures, Material
- Controlling Machines and Processes
Frequent Work Context
- Importance of Being Exact or Accurate
- Importance of Being Sure All Is Done
- Using Hands on Objects, Tools, Controls
- Hazardous Situations