Electric Motor Repairers


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Electric Motor Repairers

Electric Motor Repairers - Working Conditions

In a typical work setting, electric motor repairers:

Interpersonal Relationships

  • Have a medium level of contact with coworkers or customers.
  • Usually talk to others by telephone and face-to-face discussions.
  • Are moderately responsible for the safety of others when they repair batteries.
  • Occasionally are placed in conflict situations in which others may become rude or angry.
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  • Are somewhat responsible for the work done by others.
  • May work as part of a team.

Physical Work Conditions

  • Sometimes wear protective work gloves, safety goggles, or hard hats.
  • Often work indoors in a repair shop or at someone's home. Transformer repairers often work outdoors.
  • Are often exposed to battery acid if they repair or recycle batteries, and other contaminants.
  • Are often exposed to loud sounds and distracting noise levels when working.
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  • Are regularly exposed to hazardous equipment.
  • Are often exposed to hazardous conditions and situations.
  • May be exposed to very hot or cold temperatures. Indoor work locations are often not temperature-controlled.
  • Sometimes must work in very dim or very bright lighting.
  • Occasionally work in cramped places when replacing or repairing batteries.
  • Sometimes wear a special uniform if they work with the public.
  • May work physically near others.

Work Performance

  • Must fully complete and be exact in their work. Errors could be serious because faulty motors could shock someone or catch fire.
  • Must allow the pace of work to be dictated by the speed of equipment.
  • Rarely consult others before making decisions.
  • Set most of their daily tasks and goals without consulting others. May seek input from a supervisor from time to time.
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  • Must meet strict weekly deadlines.

Hours/Travel

  • May visit customers' homes if repairing appliances.
  • May spend many hours driving trucks or vans to service or emergency calls.
  • Usually work 40-hour weeks. Some may work morning, evening, or weekend shifts.
  • May work overtime or weekends during emergencies or busy seasons.
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.