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Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers
(SOC Code : 49-2092)
in California

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

Employers are usually looking for candidates with Post secondary vocational training .

Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
California 20131st Qtr$22.82$16.41$20.28$26.49

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
EstimatedProjectedNumberPercent
California 2010 - 20201,3001,4001007.720

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in State of California
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Commercial Machinery Repair/Maintenance 3,55730.8%
Machinery & Supply Merchant Wholesalers 8,49517.5%
Electric Goods Merchant Wholesalers 8,5748.4%
Other Amusement & Recreation Industries 12,4817.7%

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Training Programs (click on title for more information)[Top]
Program Title
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation & Repair, Gene

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Measure velocity, horsepower, revolutions per minute (rpm), amperage, circuitry, and voltage of units or parts to diagnose problems, using ammeters, voltmeters, wattmeters, and other testing devices.
Record repairs required, parts used, and labor time.
Reassemble repaired electric motors to specified requirements and ratings, using hand tools and electrical meters.
Maintain stocks of parts.
Repair and rebuild defective mechanical parts in electric motors, generators, and related equipment, using hand tools and power tools.
Rewire electrical systems, and repair or replace electrical accessories.
Inspect electrical connections, wiring, relays, charging resistance boxes, and storage batteries, following wiring diagrams.
Read service guides to find information needed to perform repairs.
Inspect and test equipment to locate damage or worn parts and diagnose malfunctions, or read work orders or schematic drawings to determine required repairs.
Solder, wrap, and coat wires to ensure proper insulation.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Repairing - Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
Equipment Selection - Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
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.
Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
Active 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.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
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.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Support - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees.
Relationships - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
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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