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Balancing Machine Set-Up Worker

Set up dynamic balancing machines that locate the points of imbalances.

What does a Balancing Machine Set-Up Worker do?

Sets up and operates dynamic balancing machine to locate points of imbalance on engine or electric motor parts, such as spindles, impeller wheels, armatures, rotors, and flywheels: Positions bearing pedestals according to size of workpiece, installs bearings and keys on pedestal, and aligns drive motor with belt pulleys or drive adapter of balancing machine, using handtools. Adjusts stroboscope light to specified intensity and focus. Signals crane operator to position workpiece on pedestals and fastens test weight to specified point on workpiece, using hammer, pliers, and welding equipment. Starts machine to rotate workpiece. Moves controls of machine and observes dials, meters, or trace patterns on screen to determine points of imbalance on workpiece.