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7335 – Other small engine and small equipment repairers

Other small engine and small equipment repairers 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.

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Example titles

  • Air-cooled engine mechanic
  • Gasoline-powered lawn mower repairer
  • Lawn and garden equipment technician
  • Small engine technician
  • Small equipment mechanic apprentice
  • Small equipment repairer

Main duties

This group performs 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

Breakdown summary

Broad occupational category
7 - Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations
Skill level
3 - Occupations usually require college education, specialized training or apprenticeship training
Major group
73 - Maintenance and equipment operation trades
Minor group
733 - Other mechanics and related repairers
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2016
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