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||N/A||N/A|
|Notre Dame-Central-Bonavista Bay Region||N/A||N/A|
|South Coast--Burin Peninsula Region||(1 of 3 stars)||2012-02-27|
|West Coast--Northern Peninsula--Labrador Region||N/A||N/A|
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 Jul 07 - Jul 11, 2014
- The Telegram will no longer be shipping its newspaper to Labrador due to the high costs of transportation. Transcontinental Media will offer subscribers a digital bundle with versions of the Telegram, the Labradorian and the Aurora.
- The provincial government announced $744,000 in funding to 39 organizations to support engagement activities and learning opportunities for youth in NL
- The provincial government awarded a $178,500 contract to LSG Construction of Gander to complete roofing upgrades on Sprucewood Academy in Grand Falls-Windsor
- The Government of Canada and the Government of NL have signed three agreements which will help meet labour market demands, as well as help older workers and persons with disabilities connect with available jobs in NL
- The provincial government announced $8.5M in funding for short and long-term infrastructure needs for Mount Pearl schools
- Terra Nova Shoes in Harbour Grace will close at the end of November 2014. The 80 employees at the plant will receive severance packages and bonuses to stay until the plant closes. Employees can apply for jobs at the new plant in Cambridge, ON.
- On June 8th, a new recycling depot opened to serve the residents, businesses and non-profit organizations of the Town of Paradise. The new depot is located at 1217 Kenmount Road.
- The Research & Development Corporation (RDC) announced $2.3M in funding for academic-led research projects targeted to help to overcome technical challenges in the oil and gas sector
- The provincial government awarded a $513,000 contract to LSG Construction of Gander to replace the roof at Carbonear Collegiate in Carbonear
- The provincial government and the Government of Canada signed a renewed Gas Tax Fund Agreement, worth $155M over five years, which will provide stability in the funding of municipal infrastructure projects in the province
- Work is well underway on the drilling support module for Hebron's gravity-based structure (GBS) at Kiewit Offshore Services in Marystown. There are 1,250 employees working on the project, and Kiewit is looking to hire electricians and pipefitters.
- According to Central Health of NL, it is a challenge to find nurses to replace employees on leave during the summer holidays. In order to fill the gaps, Central Health uses a list of minimum six standby nurses each night.
- The City of St. John's has contributed its annual $100,000 in funding to Memorial University to assist with the running of the Aquarena
- The provincial government will be providing employment supports and services to help displaced workers from Terra Nova Shoes in Harbour Grace. The plant is scheduled to close in November 2014.
- The federal and provincial governments, together with the Town of Marystown, have contributed over $14M in cost-shared funding for a new recreational complex in Marystown on the Burin Peninsula
- The provincial government has provided $147,800 in funding through the Visitor Information Centre program to support 23 regional visitor information centres throughout NL
- The provincial government has awarded more than $17M in contracts to support the development of a new regional hospital and long-term care facility in Corner Brook
- The provincial government will be offering employment supports and services to the 94 displaced workers at Sykes Enterprises call centre in Corner Brook on August 29
- The provincial government announced $25,000 in funding to Wonderbolt Productions to support the production and touring of its Bolt Out of the Blue circus show in NL
- The provincial government announced $5.7M in funding for the launch of the 2014 Community Enhancement Employment Program to support communities and work opportunities for residents of NL
- The provincial government announced $1.6M in funding for a new municipal building in Steady Brook. Funding for the project will be cost-shared by the provincial government and the Town of Steady Brook.
- The provincial government has announced that infrastructure project approvals and updates for K-12 schools in NL, including repairs and maintenance projects, are available online at http://www.ed.gov.nl.ca/edu/k12/repairs/index.html
- The provincial government announced a new Adult Protection Act on 30 June. The new act provides protection to vulnerable adults in NL who are at risk of abuse and neglect.
- The Canadian Coast Guard will be adding a new vessel to their fleet. The newly commissioned CCGS G. Peddle S.C. will be used for fisheries enforcement duties in the province.
- The provincial government announced $829,000 in capital works funding for water system upgrade projects in Baine Harbour and Burin. The projects will be cost-shared between the provincial government and the towns of Baine Harbour and Burin.
- The provincial government announced $1.2M in funding for the completion of a water project and for road and sewer upgrades to the towns in the Fortune Bay - Cape La Hune district. The projects will be cost-shared between the government and the towns.
- The provincial government has awarded a $121,200 contract to North Shore Roofing Ltd of Mount Pearl to replace the roof at Bay d'Espoir Academy in Milltown. Work is expected to be completed in September.
- The provincial government announced $400,000 in funding for a water storage tank for the town of Campbellton. Funding for the project is being cost-shared between the provincial government and the town of Campbellton.
- Northern Harvest Smolt hatchery in Stephenville has increased production this spring by 500,000 fish. Another 750,000 fish are expected to be harvested in the fall, bringing total production to 3.75 million this year.
- The provincial government will invest $4.1M for wharf improvements on Fogo Island and Change Islands in preparation for the new ferry service which will begin in 2015
- The new $150M Surgeon Lieutenant-Commander W. Anthony Paddon Building opened its doors on June 21, 2014. The facility will accommodate the Canadian Forces base in St. John's.
- The Roman Catholic Church in Peter's River, St. Mary's Bay has been decommissioned due to the shrinking of the population and declining attendance
- The provincial government announced $887,000 in funding for the new Campia Gymnastics facility in Mount Pearl. The funding will be cost-shared by the provincial government and the City of Mount Pearl.
- The provincial government of NL and the federal government of Canada announced $340,000 in funding to expand Hickey's Greenhouses and Nursery Ltd. in Kelligrews
- The provincial government announced $1.7M in funding for the construction of a new fire hall and upgrades to the water system on Bell Island. The funding for this project will be cost-shared by the provincial government and the Town of Wabana.
- The provincial government announced $18,380 in funding to HSF Ocean Products Limited to test the viability of producing bait products from shellfish waste in the province
- The provincial government announced $215,761 in funding to the Bonavista Historic Townscape Foundation to plan and design the third phase of the Harbour Front restoration initiative
- Construction is underway in Argentia on the concrete gravity structure (CGS) for the West White Rose project. First oil from the West White Rose project is expected in late 2017. The project is expected to be sanctioned towards year-end of 2014.
- Site preparation work has begun for the installation of a new 100 megawatt combustion turbine at the Holyrood Generating Station. The new turbine will be put in place once construction is completed.
- The provincial government announced $262,000 in funding for the purchase of a new rescue pumper truck in Pasadena. Funding for the new vehicle will be cost-shared between the provincial government and the Town of Pasadena.
- The provincial government announced $261,000 in funding for the purchase of a new fire pumper truck for Stephenville Crossing. The new vehicle is being cost-shared by the provincial government and the Town of Stephenville Crossing.
- The provincial government announced $261,000 in funding for the purchase of a new fire pumper truck for Kippens. The new vehicle is being cost-shared by the provincial government and the Town of Kippens.
- The provincial government announced $261,000 in funding for the purchase of a new fire pumper truck for Happy Valley-Goose Bay. The new vehicle is being cost-shared by the provincial government and the Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay.
- The provincial government announced $7.5M in funding for a multi-year capital works program for the Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay. Funding for this project is cost-shared between the provincial government and the Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay.
- The provincial government awarded a $3.2M contract to Concord Paving to complete road work in Bay de Verde
- The provincial government announced $25,000 in operational funding for the Learning Disabilities Association of Newfoundland and Labrador to help people with learning disabilities reach their potential
- The provincial government announced $1.4M in funding for capital works projects in the District of Trinity - Bay de Verde
- The Office to Advance Women Apprentices will be hosting a Skilled Trades Conference for Women and Youth in Happy Valley-Goose Bay on October 9th. The Office works with tradeswomen in NL to help them find employment in the skilled trades.
- Labrador Iron Mines is now in its fourth year of production. During the past three years, 23 shipments with nearly 4 million tonnes of iron ore from its James Mine in Labrador West were sold to steelmakers in China.
- The City of Mount Pearl plans to hire 30 to 40 customer service-oriented people to staff the new Pearlgate Recreation Multiplex in Mount Pearl. The new facility is scheduled to open this summer.
- The provincial government announced that the value of the Muskrat Falls Project will bring revenue of $30B to the province from the sale of excess power and other revenue streams associated with the project
- The provincial government awarded a $5.8M contract to Puddister Trading Company and Norcon Marine Services to provide a ferry service to the south coast communities of La Poile and Rencontre East
- The provincial government announced $3.3M in funding to help strengthen health care facilities and equipment for residents of Clarenville and its surrounding areas
- WestJet launched its first direct flight from St. John's to Dublin, Ireland on June 15. This service will operate from June 15 to October 25.
- The provincial government announced that construction has started on the new $51M ferry that will service Fogo Island and Change Islands starting in September 2015. The new ferry will be able to accommodate 200 passengers and 60 vehicles.
- Eleven new cancer therapies have been added to the Newfoundland and Labrador Prescription Drug Program since December 2013
- The town council in Conception Bay South has approved a site for the construction of a new elementary school at 831-835 Conception Bay Highway, in Kelligrews. The new school will have 31 classrooms and will accommodate 600 students.
- Preparation work has started on the new $31.9M Wedgewood Park recreation centre in St. John's. Construction is expected to take approximately two years.
- The provincial government has issued a tender for the construction of a 20-bed expansion for the Happy Valley-Goose Bay long-term care home. Construction is expected to be completed by the end of 2015.
- The Provincial Colon Cancer Screening Program has been expanded to provide services to the Labrador-Grenfell Health Region in Labrador
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