Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers

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At A Glance: Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers

Electric motor, power tool, and related repairers repair, maintain, and install electric motors, wiring, and switches. They service a variety of machines and equipment that manufacturers and processing plants require for operations. Repairers do more than fix problems when they occur. They also inspect and test equipment to prevent it from malfunctioning. Electrical motor and tool repairers require at least a high school diploma and one to two years of training on-the job. Some employers require industry certifications or apprenticeships. Electric motor, power tool, and related repairers earn approximately $20.60 an hour, and the need for them grows at an average rate of 5% to 9% per year.

Entry Level Requirements

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High School Diploma

To become an electric motor, power tool, and related repairer requires at least a complete a high school degree. Most positions require a post-secondary certification.
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In the last 12 months

2,305
employers have posted jobs for Maintenance personnel in the last year.

How much can I make?

Hourly Rate: $13 - $34/HR.

Job Details: Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers

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Commonly Performed Tasks

There are many tasks that electric motor, power tool, and related repairers perform regularly. They take various measures to diagnose electrical problems and repair and rebuild defective parts in electric motors, generators, and other equipment. To prevent equipment from breaking, they also inspect, test, and maintain equipment to keep it operating at its best. Repairers work with machine operators and technicians to address plant needs.
  • Inspect and test equipment to locate damage or worn parts and diagnose malfunctions
  • Read work orders or schematic drawings to determine required repairs
  • Repair and rebuild motors and mechanical parts in electric equipment using hand and power tools
  • Lift units or parts such as motors or generators using cranes or chain hoists

Required Job Skills

Electric motor, power tool, and related repairers require specific skills, abilities, and knowledge to do their jobs effectively. They must be able to maintain, troubleshoot, and repair equipment by selecting the appropriate tools to complete the job. They must also be able to analyze problems, test solutions, and conduct quality control analyses. While they work independently, their job requires them to coordinate and communicate with others to effectively understand and repair equipment.
  • Knowledge of materials, processes, and systems
  • Knowledge of machines, tools, and materials
  • Identify, analyze, and solve complex problems
  • Effective oral and written communication

Education & Training Information

Programs and Opportunities

Pennsylvania College of Technology
Program: Electromechanical Maintenance Technology
Certification: Associate's Degree
Length: 2 Years
Stark State College
Program: Electrical Maintenance Technology
Certification: Associate's Degree
Length: 2 Years
West Virginia Northern Community College
Program: Industrial Maintenance Technology
Certification: Certificate
Length: 1 Year
Community College of Allegheny County - South Campus
Program: Electronics Basic
Certification: Certificate
Length: 1 Year

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