Automotive Generator and Starter Repairer

Test, repair and rebuild automotive generators and starters.
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Salary Range
$22,000 – $58,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Automotive Generator and Starter Repairers do?

Tests, repairs, and rebuilds automotive generators and starters: Tests generator unit to ascertain amperage and voltage output, using voltmeter and ammeter. Disassembles unit and cleans brushes, bearings, shafts, and armatures in solvent and examines parts for wear or defects. Refaces commutator using lathe. Tests starter spring tension, using testing device. Replaces or repairs defective parts, and reinstalls generator in vehicle. Adjusts fan belt tension and voltage output. May charge or replace battery. May be designated according to part repaired as Automotive-Generator Repairer; Automotive-Starter Repairer.


Should I be an Automotive Generator and Starter Repairer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Automotive-Generator Repairer

    How to Become an
    Automotive Generator and Starter Repairer

    Most Automotive Generator and Starter Repairers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9tgaaa&chl=no+college+%2854%25%29|certificate+%2840%25%29|associate%27s+%286%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,54,54
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