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.

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    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

    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.