7335 Other small engine and small equipment repairers

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Lead statement

Workers in this unit group test, repair and service small gasoline and diesel-powered engines and equipment, such as garden tractors, lawn mowers and other related equipment. They are employed by dealer service shops and by independent service establishments.

Example Titles

  • small equipment repairer
  • gasoline powered lawn mower repairer
  • air-cooled engine mechanic
  • lawn and garden equipment technician
  • small equipment mechanic apprentice
  • small engine technician

Main duties

Workers 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 engines 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.

Employment requirements

  • Completion of secondary school and training courses or a vocational program is usually required.
  • Completion of a three- to four-year apprenticeship program in small engine or equipment repair or A combination of several years of work experience and high school or college courses in small engine or equipment repair are usually required for trade certification.
  • Small engine or equipment mechanic trade certification is available, but voluntary, in Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Ontario and Nunavut.
  • Inboard/outboard mechanic trade certification is available, but voluntary, in Ontario and British Columbia.
  • Outdoor power equipment technician trade certification, for specified types of equipment, is available, but voluntary, in Manitoba, Alberta, British Columbia, the Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

Additional information

  • Progression to supervisory positions is possible with experience.

Exclusions

  • Appliance servicers and repairers (73327332)
  • Motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle and other related mechanics (73347334)
  • Supervisors of small engine and equipment mechanics (in 73017301 Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades)