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Small Engine Mechanic

Small Engine Mechanics maintain, test and repair engines of chainsaws, lawn mowers, garden tractors and other equipment with small engines.

Overview

Small Engine Mechanics maintain, test and repair engines of chainsaws, lawn mowers, garden tractors and other equipment with small engines.

Day-to-day

  • detects and diagnoses faults in engines and parts
  • dismantles and removes engine assemblies, transmissions, steering mechanisms and other components, and checks parts
  • repairs and replaces worn and defective parts and reassembles mechanical components, and refers to service manuals as needed
  • performs scheduled maintenance services such as oil changes, lubrications and engine tune-ups to achieve smoother running of vehicles and ensure compliance with pollution regulations
  • reassembles engines and parts after being repaired.

Considerations

  • working outdoors.

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