Electric Motor Fitter

Clean, assemble, and test motors of locomotives and streetcars.
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Salary Range
$22,000 – $58,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Electric Motor Fitters do?

Cleans, assembles, and tests motors of locomotives and streetcars: Disassembles motors by removing bolts and nuts from motor case heads, fastening crane hook to case heads and armatures, and directing HOISTING ENGINEER to hoist parts from motor cases. Routes armatures to repair shop. Cleans case heads in hot ammonia bath. Scrapes inside of motor cases to remove grease and dirt, and applies insulating paint. Inspects motor lead wires and replaces worn insulation tape. Reassembles motors working with HOISTING ENGINEER in handling heavy parts. Connects motor lead wires to power source and tests motor for r.p.m. and overheating, using speed gauges and thermometers.


Should I be an Electric Motor Fitter?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Persistent: You keep pushing through, even when faced with tough obstacles.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Motor Electrician, Motor Home Electrical Foreman, Motor Overhauler

    How to become an Electric Motor Fitter

    Most Electric Motor Fitters 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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