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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.
Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||(2 of 3 stars)||2014-06-25|
For the 2013-2015 projection period, employment opportunities will be fair for Other Small Engine and Equipment Mechanics (NOC 7335) in Newfoundland and Labrador. Employment growth in this occupation is expected to be stronger than average. However, this growth will be partially offset by average proportions of workers retiring, as well as unemployed workers with experience in this occupation who may compete for available jobs.
According to the 2011 National Household Survey, the average age for this occupation in Newfoundland and Labrador was 44 years. Also, according to the Labour Force Survey, less than 500 people worked in this occupation in 2013.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Jul 28 - Aug 01, 2014
- 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 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 $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 $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.
- Marine Atlantic has launched a new mobile website at marineatlanticjourney.ca. Marine Atlantic provides a ferry service across the Cabot Strait in NL.
- 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 $4.6M in funding to extend broadband services to over 5,000 households in NL
- The provincial government announced $744,000 in funding to 39 organizations to support engagement activities and learning opportunities for youth in NL
- 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 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
- The provincial government has provided $147,800 in funding through the Visitor Information Centre program to support 23 regional visitor information centres throughout NL
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