National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2011


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7335 - Other small engine and small equipment repairers

Workers in this unit group test, repair and service small gasoline and diesel-powered engines and equipment, such as garden tractors, outboard motors, lawn mowers and other related equipment. They are employed by dealer service shops and by independent service establishments.

  • Illustrative example(s)

    • air-cooled engine mechanic
    • lawn and garden equipment technician
    • lawn mower repairer, gasoline powered
    • small engine technician
    • small equipment mechanic apprentice
    • small equipment repairer

    All examples

  • Exclusion(s)

    • Appliance servicers and repairers (7332)
    • Motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle and other related mechanics (7334)
    • Supervisors of small engine and equipment mechanics (See 7301 Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades)
  • Main duties

    Workers 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 engines 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 equipment for proper performance
    • Perform scheduled maintenance service on equipment
    • Advise customers on work performed and general condition of equipment
    • Determine estimates of repair cost.
  • Employment requirements

    • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
    • Completion of a three- to four-year apprenticeship program in small engine or equipment repair
      A combination of several years of work experience in the trade and some high school or college courses in small engine or equipment repair are usually required for trade certification.
    • Small engine or equipment mechanic trade certification is available, but voluntary, in Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Ontario and Nunavut.
    • Inboard/outboard mechanic trade certification is available, but voluntary, in Ontario and British Columbia.
    • Outdoor power equipment technician trade certification, for specified types of equipment, is available, but voluntary, in Manitoba, Alberta, British Columbia, the Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.
  • Additional information

    • Progression to supervisory positions is possible with experience.
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