Winding Inspector and Tester

Perform tasks to inspect and test stators, armatures, or rotors.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Winding Inspector and Testers do?

Performs any combination of following tasks to inspect and test stators, armatures, or rotors wound with prewound coils, using electrical testing equipment: Tests armatures, rotors, or stators for misconnected leads and insulation breakdown, using oscilloscope or test panel. Determines test hook-up from work ticket and connects coded stator leads to test clips. Turns dials to select specified voltage and current. Closes circuit and observes meter reading or oscillograph pattern. Interprets readings and patterns and records data. Touches one lead from high voltage source to stator or armature core and other lead to each coil lead in stator or armature. Watches for spark which indicates grounded circuit. Places spring steel blade of growler against inside face of stator or drum of armature and rotates over circumference. Observes steel blade for vibration which indicates shorted coils. Inspects lead and end windings for mechanical damage and conformance to specifications, using gauge, rule, or template to measure length and shape. Taps steel die to stamp code on core, using hammer. May inspect alignment of stacked commutators. May bunch and wrap stator leads to protect them until further assembly. May be designated according to item tested and inspected as Armature Tester III; Inspector And Shaper, End Windings; Stator Tester.

Should I be a Winding Inspector and Tester?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Inspector and Shaper, End Windings

    How to Become a
    Winding Inspector and Tester

    Most Winding Inspector and Testers 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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