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 equipment
dismantle faulty engine assemblies, check parts using precision measuring equipment and refer to workshop manuals
clean, lubricate and tune engines to ensure they run properly
repair damaged or faulty parts by straightening, welding, machining or hand-making new metal parts
repair and adjust electrical faults
remove small dents in panels, spray paint and do minor trim repairs
set 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
able to read and interpret technical information from service manuals
no skin allergies or reactions to grease, oil or petrol.