Motors and Generators Inspector

Examine electric motors, generators, and parts.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Motors and Generators Inspectors do?

Examines electric motors, generators, and parts, such as coils, commutators, armatures, and stators, for compliance with specifications, using measuring devices and test equipment: Examines parts to detect defects, such as faulty insulation, broken wires, burrs, and nicks. Compares windings, soldered connections, and location of parts with schematics and blueprints to ensure compliance with specifications. Verifies dimensional specifications of parts and measures airgap between parts, using micrometers, verniers, calipers, and scale. Tests windings for resistance, shorts, and grounded wires, using testing apparatus. Tags rejected parts and assemblies for repair. Records inspection data.


Should I be a Motors and Generators Inspector?

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.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Inspector, Motors and Generators, Motor and Chassis Inspector

    How to Become a
    Motors and Generators Inspector

    Most Motors and Generators Inspectors 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:9zcaaa&chl=no+college+%2869%25%29|certificate+%2828%25%29|associate%27s+%283%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,69,69
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