Diagnoses, adjusts, repairs, or overhauls small engines used to power lawn mowers, chain saws, recreational sporting equipment and related equipment.
This career is part of the Manufacturing cluster Maintenance, Installation and Repair pathway.
A person in this career:
- Records repairs made, time spent, and parts used.
- Tests and inspects engines to determine malfunctions, to locate missing and broken parts, and to verify repairs, using diagnostic instruments.
- Dismantles engines, using hand tools, and examines parts for defects.
- Repairs and maintains gasoline engines used to power equipment such as portable saws, lawn mowers, generators, and compressors.
- Adjusts points, valves, carburetors, distributors, and spark plug gaps, using feeler gauges.
- Repairs or replaces defective parts such as magnetos, water pumps, gears, pistons, and carburetors, using hand tools.
- Performs routine maintenance such as cleaning and oiling parts, honing cylinders, and tuning ignition systems.
- Reassembles engines after repair or maintenance work is complete.
- Replaces motors.
- Obtains problem descriptions from customers, and prepares cost estimates for repairs.