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$1,436 per week
Stable

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.

To become a Motor Mechanic

Skills employers are looking for

  • Communication Skills

  • Forklift Operation

  • Organisational Skills

  • Machinery Operation

  • Team Work/ Collaboration

  • Customer Service

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