What does a Mechanic do?
Mechanics perform the inspection and repair of vehicles, machinery, and light trucks. They examine, troubleshoot, restore, and maintain machines or vehicles and oversee the maintenance inspections, monitor inventory, assemble mechanical components, and perform repairs. Mechanics conduct routine maintenance on machinery, systems, or automotive vehicles. They often meet with clients to gain an understanding of their concerns and identify the issue of the machine, system, or vehicle.
Mechanics are responsible for the assembly of mechanical components according to their specifications and examine machines to oversee diagnostic tests that determine functionality problems or issues. They design a plan of action for any maintenance tasks or upgrades and maintain work logs, repairs, and maintenance records. They monitor the inventory in the shop and order new parts if necessary. They perform vehicle assessments and alert clients about issues that prohibit a vehicle from passing a state inspection. Often, they will consult on maintenance and preventative procedures for machine or vehicle users. Mechanics need a high school diploma and a certificate or associate’s degree in automotive technology or related fields.
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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a mechanic
When working as a mechanic, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Exhaust Systems, Aircraft Systems, Views, Aircraft Avionics and CDL.
- Heavy Equipment Operator
- Machine Operator
The most common qualifications to become a mechanic is a minimum of a Associate's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.