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Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers

Repair, maintain, or install electric motors, wiring, or switches.   (O'Net 49-2092.00)

 
Reported job 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
 
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    Wages
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     Location Pay
    Period
    2016
    Percentile Wages Average
    Wage
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    Median
    75% 90%
     Vermont Hourly $ 15.25   $ 16.72   $ 21.01   $ 32.78   $ 40.95   $ 24.96  
    Yearly $31,720   $34,780   $43,710   $68,170   $85,180   $51,920  
     
    What are Percentile Wages?
    source: Occupational Employment Statistics, Vermont Labor Market Information, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, released April 2017.
     


    Employment Trends
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    No trend data for this occupation.
     


    Industries of Employment
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    Industry Percent of Total
    2014
    Merchant wholesalers, durable goods 28.6%
    Repair and maintenance 25.8%
    Self-employed workers, all industries 9.6%
    Specialty trade contractors 7.0%
    Amusement, gambling, and recreation industries 3.5%
    source: Employment Projections, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Employment Matrix, released July 2016.
     


    Tasks
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  • 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.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers  updated December 2006
     


    Knowledge
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  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
     
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
     
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
     
  • Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
     
  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
     
  • Engineering and Technology - Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
     
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
     
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
     
  • Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers  updated December 2006
     


    Skills
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  • Repairing - Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
     
  • Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
     
  • Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
     
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
     
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
     
  • Equipment Maintenance - Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
     
  • Equipment Selection - Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
     
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
     
  • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
     
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers  updated June 2010
     


    Abilities
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  • Finger Dexterity - The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
     
  • Manual Dexterity - The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
     
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
     
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness - The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
     
  • Information Ordering - The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
     
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
     
  • Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
     
  • Visual Color Discrimination - The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
     
  • Visualization - The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
     
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers  updated December 2006
     


    Work Activities
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  • Getting Information - Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
     
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events - Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
     
  • Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment - Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of mechanical (not electronic) principles.
     
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems - Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
     
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material - Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
     
  • Controlling Machines and Processes - Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles).
     
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships - Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
     
  • Repairing and Maintaining Electronic Equipment - Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing machines, devices, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of electrical or electronic (not mechanical) principles.
     
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates - Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
     
  • Handling and Moving Objects - Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers  updated December 2006
     


    Interests
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  • Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers  updated June 2008
     


    Work Styles
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  • Dependability - Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
     
  • Attention to Detail - Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
     
  • Cooperation - Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
     
  • Persistence - Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
     
  • Initiative - Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
     
  • Integrity - Job requires being honest and ethical.
     
  • Self Control - Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
     
  • Achievement/Effort - Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
     
  • Analytical Thinking - Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
     
  • Innovation - Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers  updated December 2006
     


    State of Vermont License Information
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    No state licenses listed for this occupation.
     


    Education and Training Requirements
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  • Job Zone Three: Medium Preparation Needed
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  • Education: Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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    source: Occupational Information Network: Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers  updated December 2006
     


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      Related Instructional Programs
     
    • Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General.
     
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    source: National Center for Education Statistics 2000 Classification of Instructional Programs .
     


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    source: Occupational Information Network: Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers 
     

     
     
     
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