Motor Winder

Position: Motor Winder
Location: Duncan, SC
Brand: Crimson Electric
​Segment: Pumps & Motor Technologies


Pay range: $16-$40/hr, depending on experience



Crimson Electric is an electrical apparatus service center in the Carolinas. The company specializes in the repair and testing of AC/DC motors and drives, servo motors, pumps and gear reducers. Crimson's facility includes state-of-the-art equipment for the comprehensive repair, engineering and testing of equipment.

The Pump Motor Technology group is currently comprised of 14 companies spread throughout the United States and still growing! Our aim is to be the primary source for rotating equipment and process equipment solutions in the industrial and municipal markets. The PMT group prides itself on providing a complete solution for the ever-expanding pump and motor industry.

The PMT group represents some of the most reputable brand names in the fluid handling, pump distribution, water/wastewater treatment and fabrication industry. Our unparalleled service capabilities, whether in-house or field service, provide each customer with the problem solving and product knowledge to stand by our claim : we service what we sell.

Just as there are multiple components for an effectively running pump, it takes a team working together to be a success. A diverse range of talent resides in the Pump Motor Technology group, including engineers, inside and outside sales personnel, machinists, winders, pump and motor repair technicians, field service technicians, electricians, welders, millwrights, and more. Do you want to be part of a team in an industry that keeps America running? Join us today!

Position Summary:

Under general supervision, assembles and tests electric motor and generator stators, armatures, or rotors: Inspects cores for defects and aligns laminations, using hammer and drift. Files burrs from core slots, using hand file, portable power file, and scraper. Lines slots with sheet insulation and inserts coils into slots. Cuts, strips, and bends wire leads at ends of coils, using pliers and wire scrapers. Twists leads together to connect coils. Taps coil and end windings to shape, using hammer and fiber block. Tests windings for motor-housing clearance, grounds, and short circuits, using clearance gauge, growler, spring-steel blade, telephone receiver, insulation tester, and resistance bridge. Winds new coils on armatures, stators, or rotors of used motors and generators. May rewind defective coils.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Rewind AC/DC motors/generators.
  • Read and interpret schematics of electrical equipment and mechanical equipment.
  • Identify and utilize lubricants.
  • Identify and utilize cleaning materials and solvents used in maintenance of electrical equipment.
  • Interpret color coding.
  • Properly use and care for small and large shop tools, vehicles, trucks, and heavy and light equipment.
  • Troubleshoot, inspect, repair/recondition/rewind and test electrical equipment.
  • Disassemble and inspect motors.
  • Properly use abrasive blasting equipment.
  • Remove, fit up and install bearings.
  • Prepare rotor for balance
  • Reassemble motor and AC/DC generators.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Ability to perform preventive maintenance according to published guidelines.
  • Knowledge of supplies, equipment, and/or services ordering and inventory control.
  • Ability to read, understand, and follow strict safety procedures.
  • Ability to interpret technical manuals.
  • Ability to repair, dismantle, install or move machinery and mechanical equipment.
  • Knowledge of maintenance and repair of mechanical equipment and systems.
  • Ability to perform inspections and make necessary adjustments to conform to job specifications.
  • Ability to test systems and log results.
  • Ability to use hand and power tools applicable to trade.

Credentials and Experience:
  • High school diploma or GED; at least 2 years of trades experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

Physical Requirements and Environment:
  • Considerable physical activity. Requires heavy physical work; heavy lifting, pushing, or pulling required of objects up to 50 pounds.
  • Work environment involves exposure to potentially dangerous materials and situations that require following extensive safety precautions and may include the use of personal protective equipment.

At OTC Industrial Technologies, we believe that our employees are our greatest strength. Through investment in our people and growth from within, we believe in providing you with a wide variety of opportunities to accelerate your career potential as you help us drive change to move our business forward.

For over 60 years, employing and developing the best-in-class talent has been at the forefront of our success. By coupling our teams' hands-on experience with a wide range of products from top vendors, we provide customers with the best quality products and technical application expertise and services at the lowest possible costs.

Working with OTC Industrial Technologies is perfect for purpose driven individuals who are motivated to be part of an exciting transformational company.

Perks of Working with OTC Industrial Technologies:
As part of the OTC family, you'll enjoy competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision care coverage and a 401(k) savings plan - Additionally, we offer paid time off, short-and long-term disability coverage, life insurance, tuition assistance, and Employee Assistance Program. You'll also experience exciting