Other Small Engine and Small Equipment Repairers

(NOC 7335)

in All Trades and Transportation

Workers in this group test, repair, and service small gasoline and diesel-powered engines and equipment like garden tractors, lawnmowers, and other related equipment. They work for dealer service shops and independent service companies.

Job Outlook

Undetermined

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  • Estimate change in employment not available for this occupation.
  • Estimate 0 openings due to growth and retirements, 2021-2023
  • Estimate rate of unemployment not available for this occupation.

Compared to: All Trades and Transportation

  • Estimate 4040 employment change, 2021-2023
  • Estimate 8425 openings due to growth and retirements, 2021-2023
  • Estimate rate of unemployment not available for these occupation.

This is not a large occupation in Nova Scotia so job opportunities may not be that frequent. Several positions will become available due to retirements.

Hourly Pay

$13.00

Minimum

$17.30

Median

$25.00

Maximum

Annual Pay

N/A

Minimum

$30,752

Median

N/A

Maximum

Compared to: All Trades and Transportation

Hourly Pay

$15.00

Minimum

$24.00

Median

$37.00

Maximum

Annual Pay

$7,580

Minimum

$37,269

Median

$79,787

Maximum

About the job

Nature of work

Workers in this group test, repair, and service small gasoline and diesel-powered engines and equipment like garden tractors, lawnmowers, and other related equipment. They work for dealer service shops and independent service companies.

Job duties

Workers in this group:

  • Review work orders and discuss work to be completed with supervisor.
  • Inspect and test engines 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.

Sample job titles

  • amusement device mechanic
  • inflatable amusement device mechanic
  • small engine and equipment mechanic
  • small engine mechanic
  • small engine repairer
  • small engine technician
  • small equipment repairer

Skills

  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Logical thinking
  • Basic computer skills
  • Customer relations skills
  • The ability to work alone or in a team
  • Amusement device mechanics should understand pneumatics, gearboxes, conveyors, hydraulics, and other systems used in the operations of amusement park rides.

Job requirements

  • High school is usually required.
  • A combination of several years of work experience in the trade and some high school or college courses in small engine or equipment repair is usually required for trade certification.
  • Amusement device mechanics need a combination of several years of work experience in the trade and some high school or college courses in pneumatics, gearboxes, conveyors, hydraulics, and other systems used in the operations of amusement park rides to qualify for a license.
  • Inflatable amusement device mechanics must write and score a minimum of 70% on the online inflatable amusement device mechanic exam.
  • Certification for amusement device mechanics is mandatory in Nova Scotia.

Other considerations

  • Amusement device mechanics inspect, maintain, and repair rides like roller coasters, Ferris wheels, merry-go-rounds, water slides, go-karts, bumper cars, inflatable bouncers, bungee devices, zip lines, and other generic spinning and whirling rides.
  • The work location varies depending on the type of technician. Power equipment technicians work mainly indoors in shops or travel to make service calls. Amusement device mechanics work indoors and outdoors depending on the work location. The work can be dirty, greasy, and noisy.
  • Workers may need to stand for long periods or work in awkward, tight, or confined spaces. There is some risk of injury when working with hand and power tools or with hot engines and sharp edges. The work environment may be loud enough to cause hearing loss.
  • Hours of work vary from regular hours to long and hectic hours during busy seasons. Some evening, weekend, or holiday work may be required.
  • Workers may be self-employed and provide services as needed to their clients. Therefore, earnings may vary throughout the year and depend upon the person's ability to attract and retain customers. Progression to supervisory positions is possible with experience.
  • Experienced technicians may move into supervisory or service manager positions, be self-employed or start their own businesses. In the recreational equipment field, technicians may experience seasonal layoffs during the winter months.

By the numbers

Quick look

185

employed in 2016

83.3%

employed full-time

27.8%

self employed

5.6%
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94.4%
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52.4

median age

Compared to: All Trades and Transportation

57,925

employed in 2016

85.9%

employed full-time

11.8%

self employed

5.3%
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94.7%
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46.8

median age

Where will I likely work?

40.0%

Halifax

$36,074 median annual income
17.1%

Southern

N/A
17.1%

Cape Breton

N/A
14.3%

North Shore

N/A
11.4%

Annapolis Valley

N/A

Compared to: All NS Occupations

47.0%

Halifax

15.6%

North Shore

12.9%

Annapolis Valley

12.7%

Cape Breton

11.8%

Southern

Top Industries of Employment

44.8%

Other services (except public administration)

10.3%

Wholesale trade

10.3%

Public administration

6.9%

Real estate and rental and leasing

6.9%

Educational services

What is the age of Employment?

23.0%

65+

23.0%

45-54

20.0%

35-44

20.0%

55-64

9.0%

25-34

6.0%

15-24

Compared to: All Trades and Transportation

24.4%

45-54

22.1%

55-64

17.7%

35-44

17.7%

25-34

10.9%

15-24

Top levels of education

38.9%

Trade Certification

$21,549 median annual income
30.6%

College Diploma

$36,590 median annual income
19.4%

Less than high school

N/A
11.1%

High school

N/A

Compared to: All Trades and Transportation

29.2%

Trade Certification

$46,494 median annual income
25.5%

High school

$31,260 median annual income
22.3%

College Diploma

$42,050 median annual income
18.7%

Less than high school

$28,319 median annual income
2.8%

Bachelor

$30,527 median annual income

Education & training

Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair

College or Trades Program

These programs prepare students to apply technical knowledge and skills to operate, maintain, and repair electrical and electronic equipment. They include courses in electrical circuitry, simple gearing, linkages and lubrication of machines and appliances, and the use of testing equipment.

Institutions providing this program

Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency

Halifax, NS

High School Diploma or Equivalent

High School Program

Adults without a high school diploma can contact the Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning (NSSAL) for tuition-free programming across the province. NSSAL oversees adult education programs in Nova Scotia. NSSAL partners with the Nova Scotia Community College, Adult High Schools, Université Sainte-Anne, and community-based learning organizations to deliver programs. NSSAL offers clear, accessible pathways from adult basic education to a high school credential or GED.

Institutions providing this program

Universite Sainte-Anne

Pointe-de-l'Église, NS

Nova Scotia Community College

Various, NS

Adult High Schools

Various, NS

Community Learning Organizations

Various, NS

Employment requirements & contacts

Regulations

Amusement Device Mechanic

Certificate of Competency: Individuals must hold a certificate of competency to legally work in this trade.

Regulating body:
Nova Scotia Department of Labour, Skills and Immigration, Technical Safety Division
Halifax, NS
Inflatable Amusement Device Mechanic

Certificate of Competency: Individuals must hold a certificate of competency to legally work in this trade.

Regulating body:
Nova Scotia Department of Labour, Skills and Immigration, Technical Safety Division
Halifax, NS

Contacts

Electro-Federation Canada - Atlantic
Toronto, ON

Additional resources

There are no additional resources for this occupation.