Light engine mechanics test, service and repair small engines and parts in boats and other small engine-powered equipment such as chainsaws, brush-cutters, lawnmowers, pumps and stationary engines.
Duties & Tasks
Light engine mechanics may perform the following tasks:determine mechanical and electrical faults through discussion with users, listening to engines and using specialised testing equipmentdismantle faulty engine assemblies, check parts using precision measuring equipment and refer to workshop manualsclean, lubricate and tune engines to ensure they run properlyrepair damaged or faulty parts by straightening, welding, machining or hand-making new metal partsrepair and adjust electrical faultsremove small dents in panels, spray paint and do minor trim repairsset up and water-test outboard motors.
Light engine mechanics work in workshops and garages. Protective clothing is usually worn.
- enjoy practical and manual activities able to cope with the physical demands of the job normal eyesight and hearing aptitude for technical activities problem-solving skills able to read and interpret technical information from service manuals no skin allergies or reactions to grease, oil or petrol.