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What Do Electric Motor, and Power Tool Repairer Do?

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

List of Electric Motor Repairer Job Duties

  • Position and level battery cells, anodes, or cathodes, using hoists or leveling jacks, or signal other workers to perform positioning and leveling.
  • Test battery charges, and replace or recharge batteries as necessary.
  • Repair and operate battery-charging equipment.
  • Test equipment for overheating, using speed gauges and thermometers.
  • Weld, braze, or solder electrical connections.
  • Test conditions, fluid levels, and specific gravities of electrolyte cells, using voltmeters, hydrometers, and thermometers.

What Every Electric Motor Repairer Should Know

These are the skills Electric Motor, and Power Tool Repairers say are the most useful in their careers:

Repairing: Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.

Troubleshooting: Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.

Equipment Maintenance: Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.

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.

Types of Electric Motor Repairer Jobs

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  • Wind Generating Electric Power Installer
  • Golf Cart Repairer
  • Repair Electric Motor Assembler
  • Electrical Contacts Adjuster

Are There Job Opportunities for Electric Motor, and Power Tool Repairers?

There were about 17,300 jobs for Electric Motor, and Power Tool Repairer in 2016 (in the United States). New jobs are being produced at a rate of 6.9% which is above the national average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 1,200 new jobs for Electric Motor, and Power Tool Repairer by 2026. There will be an estimated 1,800 positions for Electric Motor Repairer per year.


The states with the most job growth for Electric Motor Repairer are Idaho, Utah, and Wyoming. Watch out if you plan on working in Nebraska, Mississippi, or Kansas. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

Electric Motor Repairer Average Salary

The average yearly salary of an Electric Motor Repairer ranges between $26,560 and $70,280.


Electric Motor, and Power Tool Repairers who work in Illinois, Washington, or Connecticut, make the highest salaries.

Below is a list of the median annual salaries for Electric Motor, and Power Tool Repairers in different U.S. states.

State Annual Mean Salary
Alabama $45,470
Arizona $41,080
Arkansas $42,550
California $47,380
Colorado $46,720
Connecticut $61,200
Florida $38,760
Georgia $40,940
Idaho $40,290
Illinois $72,390
Indiana $39,750
Iowa $43,560
Kansas $44,240
Kentucky $40,520
Louisiana $44,490
Maine $44,810
Maryland $41,740
Massachusetts $53,550
Michigan $41,990
Minnesota $40,690
Mississippi $38,370
Missouri $40,160
Montana $38,840
Nebraska $47,880
Nevada $30,990
New Jersey $49,380
New York $46,890
North Carolina $46,010
North Dakota $52,160
Ohio $44,630
Oklahoma $41,020
Oregon $43,560
Pennsylvania $52,650
South Carolina $38,820
Tennessee $35,620
Texas $41,100
Utah $41,880
Virginia $47,260
Washington $59,940
West Virginia $45,030
Wisconsin $49,830
Wyoming $43,390

What Tools & Technology do Electric Motor, and Power Tool Repairers Use?

Below is a list of the types of tools and technologies that Electric Motor, and Power Tool Repairers may use on a daily basis:

  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft Access
  • Data entry software
  • SAP
  • Autodesk AutoCAD
  • Computerized maintenance management system CMMS

How to Become an Electric Motor Repairer

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