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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.
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- 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 Annapolis Valley Region
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|
|Annapolis Valley Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2011-06-22|
Currently the chances of qualified workers in this occupation finding employment are considered to be fair in the local area.
As some small engine driven machinery becomes more affordable, consumers may choose to replace, rather than repair smaller items such as lawn and garden equipment.
In addition to employment opportunities locally, opportunities may exist in other areas of the province or in other regions of the country. People who are able to work elsewhere may want to research opportunities for this occupation in other labour markets within Nova Scotia and across the country. The future employment outlook for workers in this occupation in Nova Scotia is expected to be fair over the next 5 years.
Additional information on workers in this occupation (opportunities in other areas, training, who hires, current job openings, statistics and other information), is available on other parts of this web site.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Nov 25 - Nov 29, 2013
- A 3,600-square-foot welcome centre will be built on the Acadia University campus in Wolfville. Construction is expected to last from the spring to the fall of 2014.
- Nova Scotia Tourism will move from Halifax to Windsor at the end of November. According to the provincial government, 18 of the 37 employees have opted to retire or take transfers to other departments, and the agency is working on filling the remaining positions.
- The Shand House Museum in Windsor will reopen by June for the 2014 tourist season, after remaining closed in 2013 due to a lack of staff. A heritage interpreter has been hired, and three more people will be added and trained before the opening.
- The Pearson Peacekeeping Centre in Cornwallis, which conducted research and training to wide-ranging personnel, is closing its doors. The work of the centre, which employed 12 people in recent years, will now be done in Ottawa.
- Blueberry producer Rainbow Farms Ltd. and the associated processing plant Misty Blue Ltd. in Upper Rawdon will go out of business after declaring bankruptcy. The business employed between 12 to 30 people annually, and was unable to recover from a large drop in blueberry prices in 2007.
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