Explore Careers - Job Market Report
Mechanics in this unit group test, repair and service motorcycles, motor scooters, snowmobiles, forklifts and all-terrain vehicles. They are employed by service shops of motorcycle dealers and retailers and by independent service establishments.
all-terrain vehicle repairer, forklift mechanic, industrial truck repairer, motor scooter repairer, motorcycle mechanic, motorcycle mechanic apprentice, snowmobile repairer.
- Review work orders and discuss work to be performed with supervisor
- Inspect and test engine 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 systems for proper performance
- Perform scheduled maintenance service on equipment
- Advise customers on work performed and general condition of equipment
- Determine estimates of repair cost
- May repair and rebuild hoisting mechanism and other mechanical systems on industrial trucks and forklifts.
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Outlook & Prospects for Motorcycle and Other Related Mechanics in Lower Mainland - Southwest 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
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Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Nov 18 - Nov 22, 2013
- Vancouver saw a year-over-year increase of 37% in residential home sales in October 2013
- Richmond City Council has approved a $150M outdoor shopping centre development by SmartCentres, to be anchored by a Wal-Mart Supercentre. The development, which is scheduled for opening in 2016, is estimated to provide 1,000 retail jobs.
- City council approved a new community plan for Vancouver¿s West End, anticipating 10,000 new residents in the area over the next 30 years, including limited future residential development to rental housing, and a 20% social housing requirement.
- Delta council has approved a $50M, 950-home project in southeast Tsawwassen. The project must now pass a vote with the Metro Vancouver board.
- Whistler Blackcomb is opening on November 16, which is about 13 days earlier than usual
- The South Surrey Park and Ride¿s $4.5M expansion is now open. The lot now has a total of 840 stalls, which should increase ridership.
- The Vancouver Police Department will be laying off nine civilians and one officer due to rising salary and benefit costs
- Vancouver¿s Gener8 Media Corp. will be hiring 80 new technology and studio employees by January 2014, as a result of an agreement with a Chinese production firm. Gener8 specializes in 3D stereophonic conversion for film and television.
- Cascade Aerospace in Abbotsford has signed its first international military contract with Mexico¿s Air Force. The company, which employs 600 people locally, will be providing support and training for two Mexican Air Force C-130K Hercules aircrafts.
- German software firm SAP is seeking six people with autism to work as software testers in Vancouver by early 2014. SAP is being assisted by Denmark firm Specialisterne, whose focus is finding jobs for autistic people and training employees and managers on how to interact with autistic colleagues.
- The Westbank project, that includes a 52-storey residential tower, a 10-storey retail/residential podium, and several six-storey retail/office buildings has been approved
- The proposed Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project in Delta would generate an estimated 2,500 direct construction jobs from 2017 until 2020, and another 9,200 direct port jobs once the terminal is fully operational
- Sears Canada is selling the lease on its Richmond Centre Mall department store and vacating the premises by February 28, 2015. The store employs more than 100 people.
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