Explore Careers - Job Market Report
Mechanics in this unit group test, repair and service small gasoline and diesel-powered equipment, such as garden tractors, outboard motors, lawn mowers and other related equipment. They are employed by dealer service shops and by independent service establishments.
air-cooled engine mechanic, lawn and garden equipment technician, lawn mower repairer, gasoline powered, motor boat mechanic, outboard motor mechanic, small engine technician, small equipment mechanic apprentice, small equipment repairer.
- Review work orders and discuss work to be performed with supervisor
- Inspect and test engine, motors and other mechanical components using test devices to diagnose and isolate faults
- Adjust, repair or replace mechanical or electrical system parts and components using hand tools and equipment
- Test and adjust repaired equipment for proper performance
- Perform scheduled maintenance service on equipment
- Advise customers on work performed and general condition of equipment
- Determine estimates of repair cost.
Outlook & Prospects for Other Small Engine and Equipment Mechanics in Newfoundland and Labrador
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Provincial Employment Potential Information
The following table identifies employment conditions within Newfoundland and Labrador.
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Avalon Peninsula Region||Undetermined||2014-07-31|
|Notre Dame-Central-Bonavista Bay Region||Undetermined||2014-07-31|
|South Coast--Burin Peninsula Region||Undetermined||2014-07-31|
|West Coast--Northern Peninsula--Labrador Region||Undetermined||2014-07-31|
Labour Market Bulletins
An analysis of the local labour market and an assessment of local employment-related events.
- June 2014 | (PDF, 612 KB)
- May 2014 | (PDF, 614 KB)
- April 2014 | (PDF, 525 KB)
- March 2014 | (PDF, 620 KB)
- February 2014 | (PDF, 592 KB)
- January 2014 | (PDF, 478 KB)
- Annual Edition 2013 | (PDF, 745 KB) new
- December 2013 | (PDF, 542 KB)
- November 2013 | (PDF, 538 KB)
- October 2013 | (PDF, 550 KB)
- September 2013 | (PDF, 441 KB)
- August 2013 | (PDF, 441 KB)
- July 2013 | (PDF, 507 KB)
- June 2013 | (PDF, 242 KB)
- May 2013 | (PDF, 441 KB)
- April 2013 | (PDF, 525 KB)
- March 2013 | (PDF, 239 KB)
- February 2013 | (PDF, 436 KB)
- January 2013 | (PDF, 478 KB)
- Annual Edition 2012 | (PDF, 266 KB)
Provincial / Territorial Labour Market NewsWeek of Aug 04 - Aug 08, 2014
- The provincial government is partnering with various communities in the District of Terra Nova to invest $1.4M in water, sewage and road improvement projects
- Codroy Seafoods has received a $100,000 grant from the provincial government to upgrade refrigeration equipment. They employ 70 people for as many as 24 weeks annually.
- The provincial government is partnering with various communities in the Port de Grave District to invest $1.4M in water, sewage and road improvement projects
- The provincial government is partnering with the Town of Bay Roberts to provide $3.9M for road improvements and water and sewage system upgrades
- The provincial government is providing more than $870,000 to the Valley Vista Senior Citizen¿s Home and the Green Bay Health Centre in Springdale for minor upgrades and purchases to improve patient care
- A $390,000 contract has been awarded to P & B Trucking and Rentals for site development of the new health care facility to replace the Green Bay Heath Centre in Springdale
- The Labrador Aboriginal Training Partnership is offering wage subsidies to businesses in Happy Valley-Goose Bay who hire trainees from their program. Business owners are hoping this will help them keep staff as construction continues at Muskrat Falls.
- Cooke Aquaculture currently employs 27 full-time and nine casual workers at its fish processing plant in Hermitage-Sandyville. Operations are expected to continue with varying levels of employment over the next few months.
- Heddle Marine Service Newfoundland has been awarded a $3M contract for refit work on the Canadian Coast Guard Vessel CCGS Cygnus. Work is scheduled to begin this month and finish in January 2015.
- The provincial government is partnering with the towns of Bonavista, Elliston and Trinity Bay North to provide $1.2M for road improvements, bridge building and water system upgrades
- Construction on the new hospital for Corner Brook is now underway. The provincial government awarded $17M in contracts in July to get construction started. The hospital is expected to be completed by 2019.
- Husky Energy's South White Rose project is in the final stages of the project and is now focused on oil production equipment. Installation vessels have started to arrive for the 2014 installation program.
- The provincial government announced $245,000 in funding for the purchase of a new pumper truck to support fire protection services in George's Brook-Milton
- The provincial government awarded a $188,000 contract to Coastal Building Products and Services Ltd. of Mount Pearl to replace the windows at Tricon Elementary in Bay de Verde
- The National Association of Public Employees, representing over 300 workers, and Country Ribbon Inc. in St. John's have ratified a new three-year collective agreement
- The provincial government and the Town of Portugal Cove-St. Phillip's will cost-share $2.8M in multi-year capital works funding for water and sewer projects in Town of Portugal Cove-St. Phillip's
- The provincial government announced $100,000 in funding to Codroy Seafood's to purchase a new cooling system for its lobster holding facility
- The provincial government announced $565,000 in funding for infrastructure upgrades and health care projects in Grand Bank
- The provincial government announced $125,000 in funding for the purchase of a new fire response unit for Heart's Delight-Islington
- The new $33M recreation facility attached to the Reid Community Centre in Mount Pearl will be named the Summit Centre. The new facility is scheduled to open early in September.
- The provincial and federal governments have given more than $1.6M in funding to the Long Harbour Development Corporation for the construction of a hydromet supply park adjacent to Vale's Hydromet facility in Long Harbour - Arlington Heights
- The lounge at the International Airport in Gander has been added to Heritage Canada-National Trust Top Ten Endangered Places in 2014
- The provincial government and the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers' Association, representing 6,000 teachers, have reached a tentative agreement. A ratification vote will take place at a later date.
- The provincial government announced $1.2M in funding for upgrades and medical equipment for the Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital, Bay St. George Long Term Care Centre and the Stephenville Rehabilitation Annex
- The provincial government awarded a $24.5M contract to Pomerleau Inc. to complete upgrades and renovations to the Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony
- The provincial government announced $465,000 in funding for upgrades to the health care facility in Baie Verte
- The provincial government announced $25,000 in funding to assist with staff training, skill development and the implementation of a Farm Based Quality Certification Program for the finfish and shellfish industry in NL
- The provincial government announced $520,000 in funding to purchase fire trucks for the towns of Grand Bank and Lawn. Funding for the trucks will be cost-shared by the provincial government and the towns.
- The provincial government announced $640,000 in funding to upgrade the infrastructure and equipment for the Brookfield/Bonnews Health Centre and Bonnews Lodge in New-Wes-Valley
- Bell Canada has acquired the remaining shares from Bell Aliant. The company expects the transaction to have minimal impact on local jobs.
- The gravity-based structure for the Hebron project has been towed to the deep-water construction site. Construction will continue at the deep-water site this summer. Employment is expected to reach a peak of about 5,000 this year.
- The provincial government announced $538,000 in funding for infrastructure upgrades and new x-ray equipment for health centres in Twillingate and Fogo Island
- The provincial government announced $495,000 in funding for infrastructure upgrades and specialized equipment for long-term care residents in health centres in Port aux Basques and Burgeo
- Marine Atlantic has launched a new mobile website at marineatlanticjourney.ca. Marine Atlantic provides a ferry service across the Cabot Strait in NL.
- Job vacancies are relatively high in Happy Valley-Goose Bay with employers looking to fill over 100 positions
- A new multi-purpose structure will replace the old pool house at Bowring Park. The $3.5M project incorporates plans to redesign the current change rooms and incorporate them into a new building. Work is expected to be completed by 2015.
- The provincial government awarded two contracts valued at $1.1M to CAN AM Platforms & Construction Ltd. of Shearstown to construct modular classrooms at seven schools on the Northeast Avalon Peninsula
- The provincial government announced $280,000 in funding, through the 2014-15 Cultural Economic Development Program, to support theatre festivals throughout NL
- The provincial government announced $4M in funding to construct a new aquaculture wharf in the Town of Milltown
- The provincial government announced $4.6M in funding to extend broadband services to over 5,000 households in NL
- Sunwing will be offering a new seasonal direct flight from Deer Lake to Orlando, Florida. The flights will start in March 2015, and continue into May.
- The provincial government awarded a $524,000 contract to Eastern Contracting Ltd. of Mount Pearl to replace windows at Queen Elizabeth Regional High School in Conception Bay South
- The new facility that will replace the Waterford Hospital will be built on the eastern side of the current property. Site preparation is expected to be completed in 2015 with construction beginning in 2016.
- A new community centre has opened in Southlands. Funding for the project is cost-shared between the provincial government and the City of St. John's.
- The provincial government announced $450,000 in funding for upgrades and enhancements to the Lakeside Homes long-term care facility in Gander
- The provincial government awarded contracts valued at $1.8M to Nortech Construction and Mallay's Industrial Services Ltd. for road and bridge improvements on the Burin Peninsula
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