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.
Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||<Not assigned>||2013-07-30|
Local 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 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 provincial government announced $7M in funding to enhance biosecurity and best practices for the aquaculture industry in NL
- The Kosy Korner lounge in Badger's Quay, NL was destroyed by fire
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 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
- The provincial government and the National Association of Public Employees, representing 250 ferry workers, have ratified a new collective agreement
- 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.
- 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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