Electric Motor and Power Tool Repairers
On the Job
Electric Motor and Power Tool Repairers repair, maintain, or install electric motors, wiring, or switches.
This career requires time standing, walking, or running.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Read technical information needed to perform maintenance or repairs.
- Read work orders or descriptions of problems to determine repairs or modifications needed.
- Lubricate equipment to allow proper functioning.
- Rebuild parts or components.
- Repair defective engines or engine components.
- Repair electrical components.
- Repair electronic equipment.
- Replace worn, damaged, or defective mechanical parts.
- Communicate with coworkers to coordinate installations or repairs.
- Inspect electrical or electronic systems for defects.
Typical Working Conditions
- Having face-to-face discussions.
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- Using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
- Exposure to contaminants (like gases or odors).
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Frequent decision-making.
- Working indoors in non-environmentally controlled conditions.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Working with a group or team.
- Exposure to hazardous equipment.
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