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:
- 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.
- Records repairs required, parts used, and labor time.
- Reassembles repaired electric motors to specified requirements and ratings, using hand tools and electrical meters.
- Maintains stocks of parts.
- Repairs and rebuilds defective mechanical parts in electric motors, generators, and related equipment, using hand tools and power tools.
- Rewires electrical systems, and repairs or replaces electrical accessories.
- Inspects electrical connections, wiring, relays, charging resistance boxes, and storage batteries, following wiring diagrams.
- Reads service guides to find information needed to perform repairs.
- Inspects and tests equipment to locate damage or worn parts and diagnose malfunctions, or read work orders or schematic drawings to determine required repairs.
- Solders, wraps, and coats wires to ensure proper insulation.