How to become a Engine Reconditioner

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

Personal requirements of a Engine Reconditioner

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

Duties & Tasks of a Engine Reconditioner

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 for a Engine Reconditioner

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

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