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Motor mechanics

Motor mechanics repair, maintain and test motor vehicle and other internal combustion engines and related mechanical components.

What do motor mechanics do?

  • detect and diagnose faults in engines and parts, sometimes with the assistance of computers
  • dismantle and remove engine assemblies, transmissions, steering mechanisms and other components, and check parts, and reassemble engines and parts after being repaired
  • test and adjust mechanical parts after being repaired for proper performance
  • 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
  • may inspect vehicles and issue roadworthiness certificates or detail work required to achieve roadworthiness

High

projected job openings

$41-$52k

qualified full-time wage

89%

employed full-time

Shelley, motor mechanic at CMI Toyota

Ways to get started

Ways to get started