CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Electric Motor, Transformer, and Related Repairers

Electric Motor, Transformer, and Related Repairers

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Maintenance Electronics
Benchmark Title: Electric Motor, Transformer, and Related Repairers
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Clean and repair electrical transformers. 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 in order 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 in order to assemble hot stools.
 
Pour compounds into transformer-case terminal openings in order 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.
 
Clean and repair electrical transformers.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Maintenance Electronics
Benchmark Title: Electric Motor, Transformer, and Related Repairers
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Mechanical Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
 
Mathematics Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
 
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.
 
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.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Maintenance Electronics
Benchmark Title: Electric Motor, Transformer, and Related Repairers
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
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.
 
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
 
Equipment Selection Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
 
Equipment Maintenance Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
 
Operation Monitoring Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
 
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.
 
Operation and Control Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
 
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
 
Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
 
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
 
Installation Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.
 
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 
Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Maintenance Electronics
Benchmark Title: Electric Motor, Transformer, and Related Repairers
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
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.
 
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).
 
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.
 
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).
 
Visualization The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
 
Visual Color Discrimination The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
Reaction Time The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
 
Hearing Sensitivity The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
 
Speed of Closure The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns.
 
Control Precision The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
 
Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance.
 
Depth Perception The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.
 
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
Flexibility of Closure The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
 
Multilimb Coordination The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
 
Rate Control The ability to time your movements or the movement of a piece of equipment in anticipation of changes in the speed and/or direction of a moving object or scene.
 
Auditory Attention The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
 
Memorization The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.
 
Perceptual Speed The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
 
Trunk Strength The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
 
Fluency of Ideas The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
 
Originality The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
 
Time Sharing The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources).
 
Extent Flexibility The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Maintenance Electronics
Benchmark Title: Electric Motor, Transformer, and Related Repairers
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education High School Diploma (or GED or High School Equivalence Certificate)
 
Required Level of Education Post-Secondary Certificate - awarded for training completed after high school (for example, in Personnel Services, Engineering-related Technologies, Vocational Home Economics, Construction Trades, Mechanics and Repairers, Precision Production Trades)
 
On-the-Job Training Over 6 months, up to and including 1 year
 
On-Site or In-Plant Training Up to and including 1 month
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Maintenance Electronics
Benchmark Title: Electric Motor, Transformer, and Related Repairers
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
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
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
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Maintenance Electronics
Benchmark Title: Electric Motor, Transformer, and Related Repairers
 
 
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