7334 Motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle and other related mechanics

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Lead statement

Mechanics in this unit group test, repair and service motorcycles, motor scooters, snowmobiles, outboard motors, forklifts and all-terrain vehicles. They are employed by service shops of motorcycle dealers and retailers and by independent service establishments.

Example Titles

  • all-terrain vehicle repairer
  • forklift mechanic
  • industrial truck repairer
  • lift truck mechanic
  • motor boat mechanic
  • motor scooter repairer
  • motorcycle mechanic
  • motorcycle mechanic apprentice
  • outboard motor mechanic
  • snowmobile repairer

Main duties

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 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 systems for proper performance
  • Perform scheduled maintenance service on equipment
  • Advise customers on work performed and general condition of equipment
  • Determine estimates of repair cost
  • May repair and rebuild hoisting mechanism and other mechanical systems on industrial trucks and forklifts.

Employment requirements

  • Completion of secondary school and training courses or a vocational program is usually required.
  • For motorcycle mechanics, completion of a three- to four-year apprenticeship program or a combination of over three years of work experience and high school or college courses in motorcycle repair is usually required to be eligible for trade certification.
  • Motorcycle mechanic trade certification is compulsory in Ontario and Alberta and available, but voluntary, in Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick and British Columbia.
  • Other mechanics in this unit group may require several years of on-the-job training.
  • Red Seal endorsement is also available to qualified motorcycle mechanics upon successful completion of the interprovincial Red Seal examination.

Additional information

  • The Red Seal endorsement allows for interprovincial mobility.
  • There is mobility among some occupations in this unit group.
  • Progression to supervisory positions is possible with experience.

Exclusions