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 wearre-grind camshafts and crankshaftsrepair and recondition cylinder heads and cylinder blockscheck various components using micrometers and dial indicatorsdiagnose reasons for engine failurepressure-test cylinder blocks and cylinder headsinstall engines in cars, boats, trucks or tractorsassemble engines after repairbalance 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 mechanical aptitude good eyesight (may be corrected) for precision work able to keep up to date with technological change.