Other Automotive Mechanical Installers and Servicers

(NOC 7535)

in All Trades and Transportation

Other automotive mechanical installers and servicers install replacement mechanical parts like mufflers, exhaust pipes, shock absorbers, springs and radiators and complete routine maintenance service like oil changes, lubrication and tire repairs on cars, trucks, and heavy equipment. They work for car and truck service and repair shops, service departments of industrial shops, and construction, mining and logging companies.

Job Outlook

Average

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  • Estimate Stable employment change, 2019-2021
  • Estimate 15 openings due to growth and retirements, 2018-2020
  • Estimate High rate of unemployment in 2019

Compared to: All Trades and Transportation

  • Estimate 205 employment change, 2019-2021
  • Estimate 4385 openings due to growth and retirements, 2018-2020
  • Estimate rate of unemployment not available for these occupation.

The employment outlook over the next few years for this occupational group is “average”, which indicates the chances of a qualified individual finding work is comparable to the average for all occupations in Nova Scotia. This is a moderate sized occupation in Nova Scotia so some job opportunities may occur through turnover. The number employed in this occupation is expected to remain largely the same over the next few years. With a moderate percent of workers being 55 years of age and older, retirements are expected to contribute somewhat to employment opportunities over the coming years. Other Automotive Mechanical Installers and Servicers most commonly work full-time hours.

The median employment income for 53% of Other Automotive Mechanical Installers and Servicers who worked full-time, year-round in 2015 was $43,228. Across all occupations in Nova Scotia, 59% of those who worked full-time year round had a median employment income of $43,600.
(Source: 2016 Census)

Hourly Pay

$12.55

Minimum

$15.00

Median

$19.00

Maximum

Annual Pay

$5,055

Minimum

$29,182

Median

$62,713

Maximum

Compared to: All Trades and Transportation

Hourly Pay

$13.50

Minimum

$27.25

Median

$35.50

Maximum

Annual Pay

$7,580

Minimum

$37,269

Median

$79,787

Maximum

About the job

Nature of work

Other automotive mechanical installers and servicers install replacement mechanical parts like mufflers, exhaust pipes, shock absorbers, springs and radiators and complete routine maintenance service like oil changes, lubrication and tire repairs on cars, trucks, and heavy equipment. They work for car and truck service and repair shops, service departments of industrial shops, and construction, mining and logging companies.

Job duties

Automotive mechanical installers and servicers:

  • Change engine oil and lubricate running gears or moving parts of cars, trucks, and heavy equipment.
  • Grease booms, pulleys, buckets, and other parts of heavy equipment.
  • Replace oil, air and fuel filters on cars, trucks, and heavy equipment.
  • Install replacement mufflers, exhaust pipes, shock absorbers or radiators on cars, trucks, and heavy equipment.
  • Repair and balance tires.
  • Add or replace hydraulic and transmission fluids in cars, trucks, and heavy equipment.
  • Help mechanics and complete other duties as directed.
  • Drive car or service truck to location of construction, logging or other industrial sites to provide services.

Sample job titles

  • heavy equipment servicer
  • lubrication technician - automotive service and repair
  • muffler installer
  • oil changer - motor vehicle service
  • tire changer - automotive service

Skills

You should be in good physical condition, manual dexterity and mechanical ability. You must be able to follow instructions and procedures.

Job requirements

  • Some high school may be required.
  • Several months of on-the-job training are usually required.

Other considerations

There is some mobility among installers and servicers in this group. Progression to supervisory positions is possible with experience.

By the numbers

Quick look

690

employed in 2016

80.3%

employed full-time

2.2%

self employed

5.1%
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94.9%
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39.6

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?

31.4%

Halifax

22.6%

North Shore

17.5%

Annapolis Valley

15.3%

Southern

13.1%

Cape Breton

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

46.7%

Retail trade

20.6%

Manufacturing

15.9%

Other services (except public administration)

6.5%

Transportation and warehousing

2.8%

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

What is the age of Employment?

26.0%

15-24

23.0%

45-54

19.0%

25-34

16.0%

35-44

15.0%

55-64

1.0%

65+

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

42.8%

High school

$29,339 median annual income
28.3%

Less than high school

$26,973 median annual income
16.7%

College certificate or diploma

$38,554 median annual income
9.4%

Trades certificate

$27,603 median annual income
1.4%

Bachelor's degree

N/A

Compared to: All Trades and Transportation

29.2%

Trades certificate

$46,494 median annual income
25.5%

High school

$31,260 median annual income
22.3%

College certificate or diploma

$42,050 median annual income
18.7%

Less than high school

$28,319 median annual income
2.8%

Bachelor's degree

$30,527 median annual income

Education & training

Adult high school/secondary diploma programs

This program is typically offered at the high school level.

The Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning (NSSAL) administers, coordinates, and supports the development and delivery of adult education programs through learning partners in Nova Scotia. Our learning partners include the Nova Scotia Community College, Adult High Schools, Université Sainte-Anne, and community-based learning organizations that offer tuition-free programming across the province. NSSAL offers clear, accessible pathways from adult basic education to a high school credential or GED, empowering Nova Scotians to achieve their learning and employment goals.

Institutions providing this program

Universite Sainte-Anne

Siège Social: 1695, Route 1

Pointe-de-l'Église, NS B0W 1M0

(902) 769-2114

Nova Scotia Community College - Adult Learning

PO Box 220

Halifax, NS B3J 2M4

(866) 679-6722

Adult High Schools

Various, NS

Community Learning Organizations

Various, NS

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