Magneto Repairer

Test and repair magnetos used in gasoline and diesel engines.
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Salary Range
$19,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Magneto Repairers do?

Tests and repairs magnetos used in gasoline and diesel engines, using meters, gauges, and handtools: Connects magneto to motor and electrical test panel and starts motor to determine source of malfunction. Disassembles magneto and inspects coils, condenser, and armature for shorts. Repairs or replaces worn or defective parts, using handtools. Verifies polarity of armature. Cleans parts with alcohol or solvent and reassembles unit. Adjusts breaker points, using feeler gauge. Installs magneto in engine.


Should I be a Magneto Repairer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Logical Thinker: You take a step-by-step approach to analyze information and solve problems.

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    How to become a Magneto Repairer

    Most Magneto Repairers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9eaaaa&chl=no+college+%2867%25%29|certificate+%2833%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,67,67
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