Electrical Contacts Adjuster

Adjust contacts and springs of electrical apparatus.
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Salary Range
$22,000 – $58,000

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What do Electrical Contacts Adjusters do?

Adjusts contacts and springs of electrical apparatus, such as relays and switches, to permit opening and closing of circuits and flow of current: Examines apparatus for defects, such as damaged coil cover, bent springs and contacts, misaligned armatures and contacts, and missing parts. Verifies clearance and tension of parts, using feeler and tension gauges and shadowgraph. Turns dials of test equipment to specified settings. Positions apparatus in holding fixture, shadowgraph, or test board and presses control buttons to activate test equipment. Observes meters and lights on test equipment to determine factors, such as amperage required to close contacts, operating sequence and release timing of contacts, and electrical continuity. May verify mechanical operation of apparatus by manipulating apparatus with fingers. Bends parts, such as armature, contacts, and tension springs, to assure apparatus operates as specified, using handtools. Stamps and sorts defective and adjusted apparatus into stock pans for repair or further processing. May be designated according to type of apparatus adjusted as Crossbar-Switch Adjuster; Relay Adjuster; Switch Adjuster; Wire-Spring-Relay Adjuster. May verify adjustment of relays on sample basis and be designated Relay Checker. May adjust fluorescent lamp starters and be designated Starter Adjuster.

Should I be an Electrical Contacts Adjuster?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Persistent: You keep pushing through, even when faced with tough obstacles.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Adjuster, Electrical Contacts, Alarm Adjuster, Crossbar-Switch Adjuster, Electrical Parts Reconditioner See More

    How to Become an
    Electrical Contacts Adjuster

    Most Electrical Contacts Adjusters 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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