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

O*NET-SOC Description

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

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Repair Technician
  • Maintenance Technician
  • Mechanic
  • Electric Motor Winder
  • Tool Repair Technician
  • Power Tool Repair Technician
  • Service Technician
  • Electric Motor Repairman
  • Electro Mechanic
  • Motor Mechanic

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations

Tasks

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

Detailed Work Activities

  • Adjust equipment to ensure optimal performance.
  • Assemble electrical components, subsystems, or systems.
  • Bolt objects into place.
  • Braze metal parts or components.
  • Clean equipment, parts, or tools to repair or maintain them in good working order.
  • Communicate with coworkers to coordinate installations or repairs.
  • Cut materials according to specifications or needs.
  • Disassemble equipment for maintenance or repair.
  • Fabricate parts or components.
  • Inspect electrical or electronic systems for defects.
  • Inspect mechanical equipment to locate damage, defects, or wear.
  • Install insulation in equipment or structures.
  • Level machines or equipment.
  • Lubricate equipment to allow proper functioning.
  • Maintain inventories of materials, equipment, or products.
  • Maintain repair or maintenance records.
  • Measure equipment outputs.
  • Operate cranes, hoists, or other moving or lifting equipment.
  • Prepare compounds or solutions to be used for repairs.
  • Read technical information needed to perform maintenance or repairs.
  • Read work orders or descriptions of problems to determine repairs or modifications needed.
  • Reassemble equipment after repair.
  • Rebuild parts or components.
  • Remove dents from equipment, materials, tools or structures.
  • Remove parts or components from equipment.
  • Repair defective engines or engine components.
  • Repair electrical components.
  • Repair electronic equipment.
  • Replace worn, damaged, or defective mechanical parts.
  • Rewire electrical or electronic systems.
  • Seal gaps or cracks to prevent leakage or moisture intrusion.
  • Smooth surfaces of objects or equipment.
  • Solder parts or connections between parts.
  • Test electrical circuits or components for proper functioning.
  • Test mechanical equipment to ensure proper functioning.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • AH-64 Attack Helicopter Repairer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Electrician (Army - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Electrician's Mate (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Electronics Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Basic Utilities Marine (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Construction Electrician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Construction Electrician Basic (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Electrical Motor Rewinder (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Electrician's Mate (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Electrician's Mate (Nuclear) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Electrician's Mate (Submarine) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Electrician's Mate (Surface) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Electrician's Mate Basic (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Electronics Technician (Nuclear) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Engineer Equipment Electrical Systems Technician (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Gas Turbine System Technician (Electrical) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • IMA Electrical Shop Journeyman (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Mineman (Navy - Enlisted)
  • NAMTS Inside Electrical Repair (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Observation/Scout Helicopter Repairer (RC) (Army - Enlisted)
  • OH-58D Helicopter Repairer (Army - Enlisted)
  • OH-58D/Armament/Electrical/Avionics Systems Repairer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Power Generation Equipment Repairer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Powerline Distribution Specialist (RC) (Army - Enlisted)
  • Quartermaster and Chemical Equipment Repairer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Small Arms/Artillery Repairer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Sonar Technician (Surface) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Tool and Equipment Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems Repairer (Army - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

  • Automotive-Generator-and-Starter Repairer
  • Battery Repairer
  • Electric-Motor Assembler and Tester
  • Electric-Motor Repairer
  • Power-Transformer Repairer
  • Propulsion-Motor-and-Generator Repairer
  • Repairer, Handtools
  • Transformer Repairer

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Adjuster, Electrical Contacts
  • Armature Winder, Repair
  • Automotive-Generator-and-Starter Repairer
  • Battery Charger
  • Battery Inspector
  • Battery Maintainer, Large Emergency Storage
  • Battery Repairer
  • Buffing-and-Polishing-Wheel Repairer
  • Calibrator
  • Cell Changer
  • Cell Installer
  • Cell Repairer
  • Electric-Golf-Cart Repairer
  • Electric-Motor Analyst
  • Electric-Motor Assembler and Tester
  • Electric-Motor Fitter
  • Electric-Motor Repairer
  • Power-Transformer Repairer
  • Propulsion-Motor-and-Generator Repairer
  • Repairer, Handtools
  • Repairer, Switchgear
  • Salvage Repairer II
  • Tool Repairer
  • Tool-Maintenance Worker
  • Transformer Repairer