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.
Engine reconditioners work in specialised workshops, sometimes concentrating on one aspect of the job. They wear protective clothing and may use special cleaning fluids.
enjoy practical and manual activities
good eyesight (may be corrected) for precision work
able to keep up to date with technological change.