Electric Motor Fitter

Clean, assemble, and test motors of locomotives and streetcars.

What does an Electric Motor Fitter do?

Cleans, assembles, and tests motors of locomotives and streetcars: Disassembles motors by removing bolts and nuts from motor case heads, fastening crane hook to case heads and armatures, and directing HOISTING ENGINEER to hoist parts from motor cases. Routes armatures to repair shop. Cleans case heads in hot ammonia bath. Scrapes inside of motor cases to remove grease and dirt, and applies insulating paint. Inspects motor lead wires and replaces worn insulation tape. Reassembles motors working with HOISTING ENGINEER in handling heavy parts. Connects motor lead wires to power source and tests motor for r.p.m. and overheating, using speed gauges and thermometers.