Small Engine Mechanics 


Small-engine and equipment mechanics test, repair, and service small gasoline- and diesel-powered equipment such as outboard motors/lawn mowers.


Work: Mechanics in this unit group perform some or all of the following duties: , Review work orders and discuss work to be performed with supervisor; Inspect and test engine, motors and other mechanical components using test devices to diagnose and isolate faults; Adjust, repair or replace mechanical or electrical system parts and components using hand tools and equipment; Test and adjust repaired equipment for proper performance; Perform scheduled maintenance service on equipment; Advise customers on work performed and general condition of equipment; Determine estimates of repair cost.

Title Examples: Lawn Mower Repairer, Moter Boat Mechanic, Small Engine Mechanic, Small Engine Repairer, Small Equipment Mechanic, Small Equipment Repairer

Useful Secondary School subjects: Mechanics, Industrial Arts (Electricity), Drafting, Math, Physics

Degrees associated with this career: High School Diploma, Certificate, Diploma

Requirements: In general, you usually need a high school diploma. , To gain trade certification as an oil and solid fuel heating, electrical, motorcycle, small-engine and equipment mechanic or repairer, you usually need a three- to four-year apprenticeship or a combination of experience and college or other courses. , You may need trade certification in the province/territory where you'll work. , Most mechanics may also obtain interprovincial (Red Seal) trade certification, which provides job mobility throughout the country. , To be a small appliance repairer or other small-engine and equipment mechanic, you usually need on-the-job training and college or other courses. , Most recent entrants have a trade/vocational certificate or a community college diploma.

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