7334 Motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle and other related mechanics
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Lead statementMechanics in this unit group test, repair and service motorcycles, motor scooters, snowmobiles, forklifts and all-terrain vehicles. They are employed by service shops of motorcycle dealers and retailers and by independent service establishments.
- all-terrain vehicle repairer
- forklift mechanic
- industrial truck repairer
- motor boat mechanic
- motor scooter repairer
- motorcycle mechanic
- motorcycle mechanic apprentice
- outboard motor mechanic
- snowmobile repairer
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.
- Completion of secondary school 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 in the trade and some 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.
- 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.