Other small engine and small equipment repairers (NOC 7335)

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Estimated hourly wage
in Québec (2017-2019)
Minimum Not published
Median Not published
Maximum Not published
Job prospect
Employment in 2018
Skill level
Technical (usually a college or secondary school vocational diploma)

Significant seasonality

Nature of work

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.

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
  • - Continued…
  • - 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 or 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.

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