Winding Inspector

Perform tasks to inspect appliance motors and parts.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Winding Inspectors do?

Performs any combination of following tasks to inspect appliance motors and parts, such as armatures and field assemblies: Examines parts, such as commutators, laminations, windings, and shafts for centering of commutator slots, depth of mica undercutting, loose copper and mica chips, positioning and winding of armature coils, and excess varnish or paint. Gauges parts, such as shafts, laminations, commutator bars, for specified length and diameters, using micrometers, fixed and snap gauges, rule, and dial indicator. Places armatures in bearings of bench fixture, rotates armatures manually, and observes dial indicator for eccentricity. Taps offcenter shafts with mallet to straighten shafts. Repairs defects, such as damaged threads and rough commutators, and cleans copper chips from slots, using threading dies, end reamers, knives, picks, brushes, and sandpaper. Routes repairs, such as offcenter commutator slots and shallow undercutting. Stamps date code on acceptable armatures, using rubber stamp. Writes transfer tickets and inspection reports to include quantity and classification of rejected and accepted armatures. May be designated according to part inspected as Brush-Holder Inspector; Commutator Inspector; Shaft Inspector.


Should I be a Winding 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.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Scudding Inspector

    How to become a Winding Inspector

    Most Winding 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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