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Career Details :: Electric Motor and Switch Assemblers and Repairers
Test, repair, rebuild, and assemble electric motors, generators, and equipment.
Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.
Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree. Some may require a bachelor's degree.
Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers.
- Lifts units or parts, such as motors or generators, using crane or chain hoist.
- Measures velocity, horsepower, r.p.m., amperage, circuitry, and voltage of unit or parts, using electrical meters and mechanical testing devices.
- Repairs and rebuilds defective mechanical parts in electric motors, generators, and related equipment, using hand tools and power tools.
- Replaces defective parts, such as coil leads, carbon brushes, and connecting wires, using soldering equipment.
- Rewinds coils on core while core is in slots, or makes replacement coils, using coil-winding machine.
- Cuts and forms insulation and inserts insulation into armature, rotor, or stator slots.
- Records repairs required, parts used, and labor time.
- Tests charges and replaces batteries.
- Refaces, reams, and polishes commutators and machine parts to specified tolerances, using machine tools.
- Installs, secures, and aligns parts, using hand tools, welding equipment, and electrical meters.
- Assembles electrical parts, such as alternators, generators, starting devices, and switches, following schematic drawings, using hand, machine, and power tools.
- Rewires electrical systems and repairs or replaces electrical accessories.
- Adjusts working parts, such as fan-belt tension, voltage output, contacts and springs, using hand tools, and verifies corrections, using gauges.
- Scrapes and cleans units or parts, using cleaning solvent, and lubricates moving parts.
- Inspects parts for wear or damage, or reads work order or schematic drawings to determine required repairs.
- Cuts and removes parts, such as defective coils and insulation.
- Tests for overheating, using speed gauges and thermometers.
- Disassembles defective unit, using hand tools.
- Reassembles repaired electric motors to specified requirements and ratings, using hand tools and electrical meters.
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General Work Activities
- Handling and Moving Objects
- Inspecting Equipment, Structures, Material
- Performing General Physical Activities
- Repairing & Maintaining Mechanical Equipment
- Repairing & Maintaining Electrical Equipment
Frequent Work Context
- Using Hands on Objects, Tools, Controls
- Consequence of Error
- Degree of Automation
- Importance of Being Sure All Is Done