Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers

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What do they do?

Repair, maintain, or install electric motors, wiring, or switches.

Also known as:

Electric Motor Mechanic, Electric Motor Repairman, Electric Motor Rewinder, Electric Motor Winder, Electrical Technician, Electro Mechanic, Instrumentation Technician, Maintenance Technician, Motor Mechanic, Power Tool Repair Technician, Repair Technician, Service Technician, Tool Repair Technician, Tool Technician

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers in United States

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers is projected to show little or no change from 2018 to 2028.

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Projected Employment

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Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

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    Ranks #36 in job growth rate
  • 90

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #5 in net job growth

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Typical College Majors

Majors that prepare Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers:

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Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (0%)
  • Master's degree (0.7%)
  • Bachelor's degree (8.3%)
  • Associate's degree (11.6%)
  • Some college, no degree (28.4%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (44.3%)
  • Less than high school diploma (6.7%)

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Skills

People in this career often have these skills:

  • Repairing - Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
  • Equipment Maintenance - Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  • Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
  • Equipment Selection - Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
  • Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
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Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
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Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • 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.
  • 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 that there is a problem.
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • 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.
  • 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).
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Read work orders or descriptions of problems to determine repairs or modifications needed.
  • Inspect mechanical equipment to locate damage, defects, or wear.
  • Adjust equipment to ensure optimal performance.
  • Reassemble equipment after repair.
  • Measure equipment outputs.
  • Repair defective engines or engine components.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 26.3 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

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