Engine Reconditioner


Engine reconditioners set up and operate machinery to restore and recondition the machined surfaces of engines and related vehicle components.

Duties & Tasks

Engine reconditioners may perform the following tasks:

  • dismantle, check and inspect engines for wear
  • re-grind camshafts and crankshafts
  • repair and recondition cylinder heads and cylinder blocks
  • check various components using micrometers and dial indicators
  • diagnose reasons for engine failure
  • pressure-test cylinder blocks and cylinder heads
  • install engines in cars, boats, trucks or tractors
  • assemble engines after repair
  • balance tailshafts, crankshafts and flywheels.

Working Conditions

Engine reconditioners work in specialised workshops, sometimes concentrating on one aspect of the job. They wear protective clothing and may use special cleaning fluids.

Personal Requirements

  • enjoy practical and manual activities
  • mechanical aptitude
  • good eyesight (may be corrected) for precision work
  • able to keep up to date with technological change.

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