Repairs, maintains, or installs electric motors, wiring, or switches.
This career is part of the Manufacturing cluster Maintenance, Installation and Repair pathway.
A person in this career:
- Inspects and tests equipment to locate damage or worn parts and diagnoses malfunctions, or reads work orders or schematic drawings to determine required repairs.
- Reassembles repaired electric motors to specified requirements and ratings, using hand tools and electrical meters.
- Measures velocity, horsepower, revolutions per minute (rpm), amperage, circuitry, and voltage of units or parts to diagnose problems, using ammeters, voltmeters, wattmeters, and other testing devices.
- Repairs and rebuilds defective mechanical parts in electric motors, generators, and related equipment, using hand tools and power tools.
- Lifts units or parts such as motors or generators, using cranes or chain hoists, or signals crane operators to lift heavy parts or subassemblies.
- Records repairs required, parts used, and labor time.
- Disassembles defective equipment so that repairs can be made, using hand tools.
- Adjusts working parts, such as fan belts, contacts, and springs, using hand tools and gauges.
- Lubricates moving parts.
- Reads service guides to find information needed to perform repairs.