As an electrical mechanic, your time will be spent on a factory floor in any variety of industries. You’ll assemble, test, repair, and install electrical parts and equipment. You will likely replace parts, generate cost estimates, and maintain records on all electrical equipment housed in the facility.
Common To The Career
Yes, your trade is electrical, but electrical mechanics have the ability to work in a diverse array of fields, spanning from the automotive field to the industrial field.
Although specific duties will vary across the industries, you are responsible for these four unique responsibilities.
Assembly & Installation
Assemble and install different types of coils for electric motors or transformers: It’s also possible that you’ll be responsible for performing static or dynamic balancing of rotors by welding, brazing, or soldering electrical connections, while aligning and adjusting parts.
Test and observe various electrical and mechanical components with the correct measuring instruments: Each system is different; you’ll learn to observe each system and test it accordingly.
Troubleshoot and repair issues: Whether dealing with problems on the floor of your facility or working through them with the customer, it is up to you to repair these issues. Resolving malfunctions and errors may involve working with electric motors, transformers, generators, or other electro-mechanical equipment. You may also have to replace or recondition shafts, bearings, or commutators.
Maintain inventory at your facility: And closely related, you'll ensure that the work site stays neat, clean, and free of clutter.
Get An Education
Depending on the industry you work in, you might see more widespread responsibilities—or you can specialize in a specific part of the field, so your official job tasks may end up being more focused. But always, you can expect to see these four responsibilities in your job description regardless of where your career as an electrical mechanic takes you.
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