National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2011


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7334 - Motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle and other related mechanics

Mechanics in this unit group test, repair and service motorcycles, motor scooters, snowmobiles, forklifts and all-terrain vehicles. They are employed by service shops of motorcycle dealers and retailers and by independent service establishments.

  • Illustrative example(s)

    • all-terrain vehicle repairer
    • forklift mechanic
    • industrial truck repairer
    • motor boat mechanic
    • motor scooter repairer
    • motorcycle mechanic
    • motorcycle mechanic apprentice
    • outboard motor mechanic
    • snowmobile repairer

    All examples

  • Exclusion(s)

    • Other small engine and small equipment repairers (7335)
    • Supervisors of motorcycle and related equipment mechanics (See 7301 Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades)
  • Main duties

    Mechanics in this unit group perform some or all of the following duties:

    • Review work orders and discuss work to be performed with supervisor
    • Inspect and test engine and other mechanical components using test devices to diagnose and isolate faults
    • Adjust, repair or replace mechanical or electrical system parts and components using hand tools and equipment
    • Test and adjust repaired systems for proper performance
    • Perform scheduled maintenance service on equipment
    • Advise customers on work performed and general condition of equipment
    • Determine estimates of repair cost
    • May repair and rebuild hoisting mechanism and other mechanical systems on industrial trucks and forklifts.
  • Employment requirements

    • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
    • For motorcycle mechanics, completion of a three- to four-year apprenticeship program
      A combination of over three years of work experience in the trade and some high school or college courses in motorcycle repair is usually required to be eligible for trade certification.
    • Motorcycle mechanic trade certification is compulsory in Ontario and Alberta and available, but voluntary, in Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick and British Columbia.
    • Other mechanics in this unit group may require several years of on-the-job training.
    • Red Seal endorsement is also available to qualified motorcycle mechanics upon successful completion of the interprovincial Red Seal examination.
  • Additional information

    • The Red Seal endorsement allows for interprovincial mobility.
    • There is mobility among some occupations in this unit group.
    • Progression to supervisory positions is possible with experience.
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