"ADJUSTER, ELECTRICAL CONTACTS"
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- 1) Adjusts contacts and springs of electrical apparatus, such as relays and switches, to permit opening and closing of circuits and flow of current: Examines apparatus for defects, such as damaged coil cover, bent springs and contacts, misaligned armatures and contacts, and missing parts.
- 2) Verifies clearance and tension of parts, using feeler and tension gauges and shadowgraph.
- 3) Turns dials of test equipment to specified settings.
- 4) Positions apparatus in holding fixture, shadowgraph, or test board and presses control buttons to activate test equipment.
- 5) Observes meters and lights on test equipment to determine factors, such as amperage required to close contacts, operating sequence and release timing of contacts, and electrical continuity.
- 6) May verify mechanical operation of apparatus by manipulating apparatus with fingers.
- 7) Bends parts, such as armature, contacts, and tension springs, to assure apparatus operates as specified, using handtools.
- 8) Stamps and sorts defective and adjusted apparatus into stock pans for repair or further processing.
- 9) May be designated according to type of apparatus adjusted as Crossbar-Switch Adjuster; Relay Adjuster; Switch Adjuster; Wire-Spring-Relay Adjuster.
- 10) May verify adjustment of relays on sample basis and be designated Relay Checker.
- 11) May adjust fluorescent lamp starters and be designated Starter Adjuster.
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