Motor and Generator Brush Maker

Cut, wind, and press wire gauzes to fabricate brushes.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $46,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Motor and Generator Brush Makers do?

Cuts, winds, and presses wire gauze to fabricate brushes of specified size for collecting and distributing electric current in generators and motors, using hand shear, mandrel, and hydraulic press: Cuts wire gauze to specified lengths, using hand shears. Winds cut gauze on mandrel to form roll of several thicknesses. Adjusts setscrews on bed of hydraulic press and positions rolled gauze in bed of press which compresses gauze to specified width and thickness. Immerses compressed brush into molten lead, using tongs, and solders end of gauze to fasten exposed flap. Holds gauze against bandsaw to bevel brush end.


Should I be a Motor and Generator Brush Maker?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Grid Operator, Gun-Sealing-Machine Operator, Motor-and-Generator-Brush Cutter, Wire-Brush Maker

    How to Become a
    Motor and Generator Brush Maker

    Most Motor and Generator Brush Makers 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:9haaaa&chl=no+college+%2865%25%29|certificate+%2835%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,65,65
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