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Mechanic's Assistant

Mechanics' Assistants assist Motor Mechanics to replace and repair worn and defective parts, re-assemble mechanical components, change oil and filters, and perform other routine mechanical tasks.

Overview

Mechanics' Assistants assist Motor Mechanics to replace and repair worn and defective parts, re-assemble mechanical components, change oil and filters, and perform other routine mechanical tasks.

Day-to-day

  • assists mechanics to: detect and diagnose faults in engines and parts
  • dismantle and remove engine assemblies, transmissions, steering mechanisms and other components, and check parts
  • repair and replace worn and defective parts and reassemble mechanical components, and refer to service manuals as needed
  • perform scheduled maintenance services such as oil changes, lubrications and engine tune-ups to achieve smoother running of vehicles and ensure compliance with pollution regulations
  • reassemble engines and parts after being repaired
  • test and adjust mechanical parts after being repaired for proper performance, diagnose and test parts with the assistance of computers.

Considerations

  • requires driving
  • working outdoors.

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To become a Mechanic's Assistant

  • You can work as a Mechanic's Assistant without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in an automotive or mechanical field might be helpful.

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