Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics:

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul small engines used to power lawn mowers, chain saws, recreational sporting equipment and related equipment.

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About the Job


Indiana Average Salary $33,300.00
Average Time to Fill 46 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 1,056
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 9.51 %

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Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Work Ethic
Problem-solving
Information Gathering

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment

Overhaul major vehicle systems such as engines or transmissions
Overhaul power-generating equipment or machinery
Repair major vehicle systems such as engines, engine components, or transmissions
Repair mechanical equipment or machinery
Repair small engines
Conduct tests to locate mechanical system malfunction
Replace malfunctioning or worn mechanical components
Adjust clearances of mechanical or electrical components or parts
Clean installation, maintenance, or repair tools, equipment, or machinery
Repair grounds keeping equipment and tools
Maintain work tools or equipment
Lubricate machinery, equipment, or parts
Maintain small engines
Service green vehicles to make repairs or maintain good working order
Repair cargo or passenger vehicle
Repair malfunctioning or worn mechanical components

Handling and Moving Objects

Disassemble equipment to inspect for deficiencies
Assemble equipment or components
Disassemble equipment for maintenance or repair
Reassemble equipment after repair
Adjust agricultural equipment
Set mechanical or electrical controls or components
Adjust mechanical equipment
Adjust vehicle components according to specifications
Assemble machine tools, parts, or fixtures
Position machines, equipment, or structures
Weld metal structures
Assemble/Disassemble manufactured mechanical products, engines, or machinery by hand

Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material

Test mechanical products or equipment
Test electrical or electronic systems or equipment
Test operation of malfunctioning machinery
Test electrical or electronic wiring or fixtures
Inspect installation, maintenance, or repair machinery or equipment
Inspect vehicle to detect malfunctions or maintenance needed
Perform installation, maintenance, or repair related safety inspection


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Booster Skills & Certifications

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Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

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