Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers
SOC: 49-2092.00

Description:

Repair, maintain, or install electric motors, wiring, or switches.


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
19,300 employed

Projected (2024):
20,000 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.


Alternate Titles:

  • AC/DC Motor Repair Person
  • AC/DC Rewinder
  • AC/DC Winder
  • Armature Rewinder
  • Armature Winder Repairer
  • Assembler, Generator, Repair
  • Automotive Generator and Starter Repairer
  • Battery Charger
  • Battery Inspector
  • Battery Mechanic
  • Battery Repairer
  • Buffing and Polishing Wheel Repairer
  • Calibrator
  • Cell Changer
  • Cell Installer
  • Cell Repairer
  • Chemical Cell Changer
  • Dynamo Repairer
  • Dynamo Tender
  • Dynamometer Mechanic
  • Electric Engine Mechanic
  • Electric Golf Cart Repairer
  • Electric Motor Analyst
  • Electric Motor Assembler and Tester
  • Electric Motor Fitter
  • Electric Motor Mechanic
  • Electric Motor Rebuilder
  • Electric Motor Repairman
  • Electric Motor Rewinder
  • Electric Motor Tester Assembler
  • Electric Motor Winder
  • Electric Switch Repairer
  • Electric Tool Repairer
  • Electrical Contacts Adjuster
  • Electrical Mechanic
  • Electrical Mechanical Technician
  • Electrical Parts Reconditioner
  • Electrical Technician
  • Electrician
  • Electro Mechanic
  • Electronic Technician
  • Emergency Generator Mechanic
  • Generator Mechanic
  • Generator Repairer
  • Golf Cart Repairer
  • Hand and Portable Power Tool Repairer
  • Large Emergency Storage Battery Maintainer
  • Lathe Mechanic
  • Machinist
  • Magneto Repairer
  • Maintenance Electrician
  • Maintenance Technician
  • Mechanic
  • Mechanical Technician
  • Mercury Cell Cleaner
  • Motor Electrician
  • Motor Mechanic
  • Motor Rebuilder
  • Motor Rewinder
  • Power Tool Repair Technician
  • Power Transformer Repairer
  • Propulsion Motor and Generator Repairer
  • Repair Electric Motor Assembler
  • Repair Technician
  • Salvage Repairer
  • Saw Repairer
  • Service Technician
  • Sewing Machine Adjuster
  • Starter Mechanic
  • Switchgear Repairer
  • Tool Maintenance Worker
  • Tool Repair Technician
  • Tool Repairer
  • Tool Technician
  • Transformer Mechanic
  • Transformer Repairer
  • Vacuum Cleaner Repair Person
  • Wind Generating Electric Power Installer


  • Job Zone Three: Medium Preparation Needed

    Experience:

    Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.

    Education:

    Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.

    Job Training:

    Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.


    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operations Analysis
  • Technology Design
  • Equipment Selection
  • Installation
  • Programming
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Operation and Control
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting
  • Repairing
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Psychology
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation


  • Tasks:

  • Measure 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.
  • Record repairs required, parts used, and labor time.
  • Reassemble repaired electric motors to specified requirements and ratings, using hand tools and electrical meters.
  • Maintain stocks of parts.
  • Repair and rebuild defective mechanical parts in electric motors, generators, and related equipment, using hand tools and power tools.
  • Rewire electrical systems, and repair or replace electrical accessories.
  • Inspect electrical connections, wiring, relays, charging resistance boxes, and storage batteries, following wiring diagrams.
  • Read service guides to find information needed to perform repairs.
  • Inspect and test equipment to locate damage or worn parts and diagnose malfunctions, or read work orders or schematic drawings to determine required repairs.
  • Solder, wrap, and coat wires to ensure proper insulation.
  • Assemble electrical parts such as alternators, generators, starting devices, and switches, following schematic drawings and using hand, machine, and power tools.
  • Lubricate moving parts.
  • Remove and replace defective parts such as coil leads, carbon brushes, and wires, using soldering equipment.
  • Disassemble defective equipment so that repairs can be made, using hand tools.
  • Lift units or parts such as motors or generators, using cranes or chain hoists, or signal crane operators to lift heavy parts or subassemblies.
  • Weld, braze, or solder electrical connections.
  • Reface, ream, and polish commutators and machine parts to specified tolerances, using machine tools.
  • Adjust working parts, such as fan belts, contacts, and springs, using hand tools and gauges.
  • Clean cells, cell assemblies, glassware, leads, electrical connections, and battery poles, using scrapers, steam, water, emery cloths, power grinders, or acid.
  • Scrape and clean units or parts, using cleaning solvents and equipment such as buffing wheels.
  • Rewind coils on cores in slots, or make replacement coils, using coil-winding machines.
  • Cut and form insulation, and insert insulation into armature, rotor, or stator slots.
  • Set machinery for proper performance, using computers.
  • Drain and filter transformer oil and refill transformers with oil until coils are submerged.
  • Position and level battery cells, anodes, or cathodes, using hoists or leveling jacks, or signal other workers to perform positioning and leveling.
  • Verify and adjust alignments and dimensions of parts, using gauges and tracing lathes.
  • Test equipment for overheating, using speed gauges and thermometers.
  • Bolt porcelain insulators to wood parts to assemble hot stools.
  • Pour compounds into transformer-case terminal openings to seal out moisture.
  • Test conditions, fluid levels, and specific gravities of electrolyte cells, using voltmeters, hydrometers, and thermometers.
  • Clean, rinse, and dry transformer cases, using boiling water, scrapers, solvents, hoses, and cloths.
  • Inspect batteries for structural defects such as dented cans, damaged carbon rods and terminals, and defective seals.
  • Steam-clean polishing and buffing wheels to remove abrasives and bonding materials, and spray, brush, or recoat surfaces as necessary.
  • Test battery charges, and replace or recharge batteries as necessary.
  • Repair and operate battery-charging equipment.
  • Add water or acid to battery cell solutions to obtain specified concentrations.
  • Sharpen tools such as saws, picks, shovels, screwdrivers, and scoops, either manually or by using bench grinders and emery wheels.
  • Seal joints with putty, mortar, and asbestos, using putty extruders and knives.
  • Hammer out dents and twists in tools and equipment.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Abrasive blasting machines
  • Adjustable hand wrenches
  • Air grinders
  • Alignment lasers
  • Analog ohmmeters
  • Arbor presses
  • Armature air gap gauges
  • Armature winders
  • Automatic wire strippers
  • Bake ovens
  • Bar-to-bar testers
  • Bearing puller sets
  • Bearing setting tools
  • Bench ammeters
  • Bench grinders
  • Bench voltmeters
  • Brazing machines
  • Cabinet-tip screwdrivers
  • Cable cutters
  • Carburetor synchronizers
  • Chamfer mills
  • Clamp ammeters
  • Clamp voltmeters
  • Coil cut-off machines
  • Commutator grinders
  • Commutator undercutters
  • Conduit-fitting and reaming screwdrivers
  • Cordless soldering irons
  • Core-loss testers
  • Dead blow hammers
  • Diagonal-cutting pliers
  • Digital multimeters
  • Digital ohmmeters
  • Digital oscilloscopes
  • Digital tachometers
  • Dip tanks
  • Dry ice blasters
  • Electric coil winders
  • Electric welders
  • Electricians' knives
  • Electro-brush platers
  • Forklift trucks
  • Gas welders
  • Growler armature testers
  • Hand saws
  • Handheld power grinders
  • Handheld wire strippers
  • Hydraulic wire crimpers
  • Insulation resistance testers
  • Insulation trimmers
  • Keystone-tip screwdrivers
  • Knurling tool attachments
  • Lamination tooth straighteners
  • Light emitting diode LED voltage tester
  • Longnosed pliers
  • Measuring tapes
  • Meggers
  • Neon voltage testers
  • Nut wrenches
  • Nylon hammers
  • Paint booths
  • Parts washers
  • Personal computers
  • Phase rotation indicators
  • Portable vibration testers
  • Power dynamometers
  • Pump pliers
  • Rawhide mallets
  • Repairman's stethoscopes
  • Rubber-grip hacksaws
  • Series solenoid voltage testers
  • Side cutting pliers
  • Slot cleaning brushes
  • Slot shavers
  • Square-recess tip screwdrivers
  • Surge testers
  • Tablet computers
  • Thermal cameras
  • Threaders
  • Torpedo levels
  • Twin wheel wire strippers
  • Utility knives
  • Vacuum impregnators
  • Vibration analyzers
  • Volt-ammeters
  • Wedge drivers
  • Winder's shears
  • Winding testers
  • Wire cutters
  • Autodesk AutoCAD software
  • Commutator profiling software
  • Computerized maintenance management system CMMS software
  • Data entry software
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Microsoft Word
  • Motor testing software
  • SAP software


  • installation maintenance and repair


    industry stats

    SOC: 49-0000

    Total Employed: 5,374,150

    Average Annual Salary: $45,990