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.
- February 2014 | (PDF, 592 KB)
- January 2014 | (PDF, 478 KB)
- 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 Feb 24 - Feb 28, 2014
- In February, business confidence dropped slightly in Newfoundland and Labrador according to a report by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business. However, the province ranks third among all provinces.
- The Iron Ore Company of Canada is recruiting for supervisors, planners, engineers, and human resources personnel. Displaced employees of Wabush Mines that are qualified for these positions are encouraged to apply.
- The Conference Board of Canada forecasts GDP growth of 1.7% in 2014 for St. John's, down from 6.0% in 2013. The city received a boost in 2013 from increased oil production. The unemployment rate is expected to decrease while employment levels are forecast to rise.
- Alderon Iron Ore Corp. and NL Hydro have agreed to a power purchasing agreement that will provide the company with the power needed to run its proposed Kami mine in western Labrador. Construction of the power line is expected to start in the spring.
- Canadian North will start a seasonal, non-stop flight service from Iqaluit to Halifax, with same-plane service to St. John's, from June 20 to September 5
- The provincial government announced $60,000 in funding to the Seals and Sealing Network, as part of the government's effort to support the commercial hunt
- The College of the North Atlantic plans to increase offerings in industrial trades programs to help people who were laid off by Wabush Mines
- The provincial government announced $7M in funding to enhance biosecurity and best practices for the aquaculture industry in NL
- Mom's Place, a fast-food outlet, at the Avalon Mall food court has closed due to the increase in commercial rental rates
- The provincial government has given NL Hydro the go-ahead to build the third transmission line for Labrador West. The transmission line is expected to create 2,300 jobs during construction, which is expected in the spring of 2014.
- An open-pit mine in northwestern Labrador has an uncertain future because of the quality of ore at the James mine of Labrador Iron Mines (LIM). LIM has laid off 30 of its 64 full-time employees.
- Protestors are holding a demonstration near the construction site of Muskrat Falls project in central Labrador. Protestors indicate that Nalcor is not giving preference to aboriginal people and Labrador residents when hiring
- The Kosy Korner lounge in Badger's Quay, NL was destroyed by fire
- The Iron Ore Company of Canada is hiring journeyperson millwrights, electricians, and heavy duty equipment technicians. Displaced employees of Wabush Mines that are qualified for these positions are encouraged to apply.
- The provincial government announced $57,706 in funding to support 17 Newfoundland and Labrador businesses to explore market opportunities through trade shows, fairs and marketing initiatives.
- The provincial government awarded a $545,000 contract to Stantec to develop a master plan and functional program for the replacement of the Waterford Hospital
- Approximately 50 National Association of Public Employees (NAPE) members held a demonstration outside Her Majesty¿s Penitentiary (HMP) demanding that government take immediate action to improve safety conditions at the prison
- The provincial government announced $336,000 to upgrade 22 social housing homes in St. John¿s with Heat Recovery Systems to increase energy efficiency
- Marine Atlantic has added an extra vessel to its North Sydney to Port Aux Basques run. Numerous sailings have been cancelled over the past few weeks due to inclement weather conditions, which have caused a backlog in commercial traffic.
- Pregnant women in Grand Falls-Windsor will have to travel to Gander for obstetrical services from February 20-25 to allow staff at the hospital to move into their new Operating Room(OR). One OR will remain open for emergencies.
- The provincial government announced $362,000 in funding to support the completion of the Corner Brook Rotary Arts Centre; a new multi-purpose centre that will house a 100-seat theatre, gallery space and artists¿ studios
- The provincial government announced $11,300 in funding to Family and Child Care Connections to assist organizations with the growing demand for regulated family child care services in St. John's and surrounding areas
- The NL Association of Public Employees, representing 45 Labatt workers, voted to accept a seven-year agreement, resulting in increased wages and greater scheduling flexibility for the company. The workers had been on strike for the past 10-months.
- A fire destroyed Matt's Auto Service business in Placentia, NL
- Marine Atlantic announced an increase of 3% in rates, effective April 1. The increase is designed to offset increased costs associated with materials, supplies and labour.
- NL Hydro plans to upgrade the Holyrood site with an additional 16 megawatts of power generation through the addition of small-power diesel generators. The cost is estimated at $6.8M.
- Pennecon was awarded a major contract to fabricate components for the gravity-based structure at the Stephenville industrial facility. The company expects to create 55-60 jobs for welders, pipefitters and support staff. Work will start in 4-6 weeks.
- The provincial government announced $806,728 in funding for a Targeted Initiative for Older Workers program to support 45 older workers with five projects throughout NL.
- Cliffs Natural Resources announced that the Wabush Iron Ore Mine, known as Scully, will close immediately due to financial difficulties. Approximately 400 employees will be affected by the shutdown.
- The new $42M Royal Newfoundland Constabulary headquarters officially opened at Fort Townshend in St. John's on February 12. Another $15M will be spent to convert the old College of Fisheries into a training centre.
- Construction will begin in April or May on St. John's International Airport and will be on-going until 2020. The work is part of the $150M airport expansion announced in 2011 in the 10-year capital plan to improve all areas of the airport.
- Husky Energy announced that gas injection at the South White Rose field will take place this spring with first oil expected later this year. Construction has started on a graving dock for the wellhead platform. First oil is expected in 2017, pending approvals.
- The provincial government announced that construction of a third power transmission line between Churchill Falls and Labrador West will proceed. The third line will help supply power to developments such as the Kami Iron Ore Project.
- Fire caused extensive damage to the Hotel Mount Pearl this week. It wil be closed until further notice.
- The provincial government contributed $71,000 in funding to an Atlantic partnership that was designed to deliver online autism training to teachers and other educational personnel across Atlantic Canada
- Construction is underway on a new water treatment system for Corner Brook. Site preparation began in the fall of 2012, the plant was constructed in 2013, and commissioning is expected in late 2014.
- The City of St. John's approved a new zone to accommodate a proposal to develop the former east end fire hall on Duckworth Street and space across the street. Republic Properties plans to build a boutique hotel with commercial and residential areas.
- The City of St. John's approved the construction of a 4-storey, 49-unit condominium on Margaret's Place. The condos will be built on the former site of the Belvedere Orphanage. There will be 22 underground and 41 above ground parking spaces.
- The provincial government and the National Association of Public Employees, representing 250 ferry workers, have ratified a new collective agreement
- A portion of the scallop fishing, Area 14A, will close permanently as a result of a landmark agreement with Nalcor Energy and the Fish, Food and Allied Workers' Union to compensate scallop harvesters in the Strait of Bell Isle
- Piatto, a St. John's pizzeria, will be opening new locations in Moncton, NB, and Charlottetown, PEI in June
- The Marathon Gold Corporation has confirmed approximately 1-million ounces of gold at Valentine Lake and multiple gold deposits at its Victory location in central NL. The company expects to see Rambler Metals and Mining to invest in the find.
- Emera Newfoundland and Labrador announced that construction will soon begin on building the Maritime Link in Cape Breton. Tree-clearing work will start soon and employ 20-50 people. About 250-300 workers will be needed at peak construction in 2015-2016.
- The provincial government announced $17,000 to assist with the development of a family resource centre in Nain
- The Provincial Government and the NL Horticulture Producers Council will host the Greenhouse Production Conference in Corner Brook on February 12-13
- An environmental assessment is underway for the Newfoundland Transshipment Hebron Expansion Project. The company plans to expand the shipping terminal at Whiffen Head to transport crude oil from the Hebron offshore oil development.
- Statoil announced that the company will be moving ahead with drilling more exploration wells in its offshore acreage within the next two years. The company has three finds in the Flemish Pass Basin - at the Bay du Nord, Harpoon, and Mizzen sites.
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