CAREER

Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics

Overview

Salary Median (2020)

$37,530

Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+3.8% (slower than the average)

Most Common Level of Education

High school diploma or equivalent

Career

What Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics Do

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul small engines used to power lawn mowers, chain saws, recreational sporting equipment, and related equipment.

Other Job Titles Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics May Have

Chainsaw Technician, Golf Cart Mechanic, Lawnmower Repair Mechanic, Mechanic, Outdoor Power Equipment Service Technician, Service Technician (Service Tech), Shop Mechanic, Small Engine Mechanic, Small Engine Technician (Small Engine Tech)

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Record repairs made, time spent, and parts used.
  • Test and inspect engines to determine malfunctions, to locate missing and broken parts, and to verify repairs, using diagnostic instruments.
  • Dismantle engines, using hand tools, and examine parts for defects.
  • Repair and maintain gasoline engines used to power equipment such as portable saws, lawn mowers, generators, and compressors.
  • Adjust points, valves, carburetors, distributors, and spark plug gaps, using feeler gauges.

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