Electric Motor and Power Tool Repairers
Skills & Knowledge
Most Important Skills for Electric Motor and Power Tool Repairers
- Repairing—Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
- Troubleshooting—Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
- Maintaining Equipment—Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
- Controlling Quality—Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
- Monitoring Equipment—Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
- Thinking Critically—Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
- Learning New Things—Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
- Monitoring Performance—Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
- Choosing Equipment or Tools—Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
- 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.
Most Important Knowledge Areas for Electric Motor and Power Tool Repairers
- Mechanical—Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
- Production and Processing—Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- English Language—Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
- Physics—Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
- Design—Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
- 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.
Different careers may be a good fit for your personality or interests. This career is:
- 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.
- Conventional—Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
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Describe Your Skills
People who have worked in this career typically perform the following tasks. These statements can help a prospective employer understand what you can do, on a resume or during an interview.
- Identifying information by categorizing, comparing, or detecting changes in circumstances or events.
- Collecting information from different sources.
- Repairing and maintaining electronic equipment.
- Repairing and maintaining mechanical equipment.
- Monitoring information from a variety of sources to find problems.
- Communicating with supervisors, co-workers, or people that work under you.
- Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to find or fix problems.
- Controlling machines and processes.
Careers that Use Similar Skills
The following careers use skills, knowledge, and abilities that are similar to those used for Electric Motor and Power Tool Repairers.
- Maintenance and Repair Workers
- Signal and Track Switch Repairers
- Bus and Truck Mechanics
- Farm Equipment Mechanics
- Electrical and Electronics Repairers of Commercial and Industrial Equipment
- Industrial Machinery Mechanics
- Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
- Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics
- Motorboat Mechanics
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