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Motor Mechanic (General)

Service and repair vehicles and their parts and systems.

Overview

Motor mechanics repair, maintain and test motor vehicles, motor bikes and related mechanical components.

Work is in garages or workshops. Shift and weekend work may be required.

Suits people who are reliable, hardworking and good at customer service. Basic knowledge of engineering and technology, physics and computers and electronics is useful.

Day-to-day

  • detect and diagnose faults in engines and parts
  • dismantle and remove engines, systems and other components, and checking parts
  • repair and replace worn and defective parts
  • perform scheduled maintenance services, such as oil changes, lubrications and engine tune-ups
  • reassemble engines and parts after being repaired
  • rest and adjust mechanical parts after being repaired for proper performance
  • diagnose and test parts with the assistance of computers
  • inspect vehicles and issue roadworthiness certificates.

Considerations

  • physically demanding
  • requires driving.

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