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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||2010-08-20|
LABOUR MARKET CONDITIONS
Small Engine and Equipment Mechanics make up a small occupational group within Newfoundland and Labrador. According to the 2006 Census, the labour force for this occupation consisted of 160 persons. At the time of the Census (May), 90 of these persons were employed. This was a decrease of 5% from 2001 levels. Over the same period, employment in all occupations increased by 7%.
People in this occupation work in a variety of industries including Retail (39%), Other Services (except Public Administration) (22%), and Mining/Oil and Gas (17%).
According to the 2006 Census, the unemployment rate for this occupation was high (47%) compared to 16% for occupations in general. Monthly reporting, November 2008 to October 2009, indicates that the number of persons collecting Employment Insurance benefits ranged from a low of 17 in February to a high of 40 in October.
GRADUATE FOLLOW-UP STATISTICS
Graduate follow-up data is not available for this occupation. Individuals should contact post-secondary schools to request graduate follow-up information for programs in which they are interested.
The employment potential for this occupation is FAIR. This employment potential call is based on a review of statistics such as past employment growth in the occupation, the unemployment rate for the occupation (based on the 2006 Census), and economic forecasting. The employment potential call may be modified following in-depth consultations with employers, unions and associations.
SOURCES OF INFORMATION
Canadian Occupational Projections System (COPS)
Department of Education, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
Human Resources, Labour and Employment (HRLE), Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
Local Labour Market News
Week of May 06 – May 10, 2013
- The provincial government has invested $227,000 through the Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation for interior upgrades to social housing units in Stephenville, Corner Brook and Port-aux-Basques
- Some forestry companies in NL have expressed concerns over a shortage of loggers since the paper mills in Stephenville and Grand Falls-Windsor have closed. Workers have gone to Labrador to work on the Muskrat Falls project.
- Husky Energy has reached a landmark of 200M barrels of oil from the White Rose field. Drilling has also started on the first gas injection well at the South White Rose and expects to be in full production by 2014.
- The provincial government's Dept. of Innovation, Business and Rural Development has announced $422,000 for the Youth Innovation Program that will provide support to projects and technology in 24 schools throughout NL
Week of Apr 29 – May 03, 2013
- The provincial government's Dept. of Health and Community Services has announced $3.6M in core funding over the next five years for a new master’s program for nurse practitioners in the province
- The provincial government's Dept. of Fisheries and Aquaculture has issued a call for proposals to evaluate new opportunities for harvesting, processing and marketing yellowtail flounder
Week of Apr 22 – Apr 26, 2013
- An agreement was reached in Newfoundland and Labrador between the Fish, Food and Allied Workers Union and the Association of Seafood Producers over the price of crab.
Week of Apr 15 – Apr 19, 2013
- The provincial government Dept. of Innovation, Business and Rural Development is providing an equity investment of $2M to Icewater Harvesting Inc. towards the financing of a new fishing vessel
- The Newfoundland and Labrador Health Boards Association will close at the end of April due to budget cuts. Nine employees will be affected.
- The provincial government Dept. of Child, Youth and Family Services announced $14.3M for the final phase to implement the Continuum of Care Strategy for children and youth
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