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Motor Mechanic (General)
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Motor Mechanic (General)

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Also known as Automotive Light Mechanic.
Maintains, tests and repairs petrol engines and the mechanical parts of lightweight motor vehicles such as transmissions, suspension, steering and brakes. Registration or licensing may be required.
Training time 1 - 4 years
Avg. weekly wage $1,033
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 27,400

What does a Motor Mechanic (General) do?

  • 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

Specialisations

  • Automatic Transmission Mechanic
  • Automotive Airconditioning Mechanic
  • Brake Mechanic
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