Electric-Motor Repairer

Repair electric motors, generators, and equipment.
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Salary Range
$22,000 – $58,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Electric-Motor Repairers do?

Repairs electric motors, generators, and equipment, such as starting devices and switches, following schematic drawings, and using handtools, coil-winding machines, power tools, and test equipment: Disassembles and removes armature, stator, or rotor from housing. Examines coil connections for broken or defective wiring. Tests coils, armatures, stator, rotor, and field coils for continuity, shorts, and grounds and insulation resistance, using test lamp, ammeter, and ohmmeter. Cuts out or removes defective coils and removes insulation from core slots. Cuts and forms insulation and inserts insulation into armature, rotor, or stator slots. Rewinds coils on core while in slots manually or makes replacement coils, using coil-winding machine. Installs and aligns prewound coils in slots, using hammer, drift, or mallet. Replaces defective coil leads and solders connections of coils in specified sequence. Examines bearings, shafts, and other moving parts for excessive wear or defects. Refaces commutators and machines parts to specified tolerances, using machine tools. Assembles and tests motor for specified performance. May be designated according to size of motor repaired as Fractional-Horsepower Motor Repairer; equipment repaired as Dynamotor Repairer; or part repaired as Armature Straightener; Coil-Connector Repairer; Commutator Repairer; Field-Coil Repairer; Stator Repairer.

Should I be an Electric-Motor 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.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Persistent: You keep pushing through, even when faced with tough obstacles.

  • Also known as: Electric Motor Rebuilder, Electric Motor Repairman, Electric Motor Rewinder, Fractional-Horsepower Motor Repairer See More

    How to become an Electric-Motor Repairer

    Most Electric-Motor 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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