A motor mechanic works on servicing a car

Motor Mechanic

Motor Mechanics repair, maintain and test motor vehicle and other internal combustion engines and related mechanical components.

Overview

Motor Mechanics repair, maintain and test motor vehicle and other internal combustion engines and related mechanical components.

Day-to-day

  • detecting and diagnosing faults in engines and parts
  • dismantling and removing engine assemblies, transmissions, steering mechanisms and other components, and checking parts
  • repairing and replacing worn and defective parts and reassembling mechanical components, and referring to service manuals as needed
  • performing scheduled maintenance services, such as oil changes, lubrications and engine tune-ups, to achieve smoother running of vehicles and ensure compliance with pollution regulations
  • reassembling engines and parts after being repaired
  • testing and adjusting mechanical parts after being repaired for proper performance
  • diagnosing and testing parts with the assistance of computers
  • may inspect vehicles and issue roadworthiness certificates or detail work required to achieve roadworthiness.

Considerations

  • physically demanding
  • requires driving.

Occupation snapshot
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$1,436 / week
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Stable
Apprenticeships may be available

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