• Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics
  • Manufacturing
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 34,890
    $22,120 range bar $53,790
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Fast Growing
  • 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.

What do they typically do

  • Perform routine maintenance such as cleaning and oiling parts, honing cylinders, and tuning ignition systems
  • Repair and maintain gasoline engines used to power equipment such as portable saws, lawn mowers, generators, and compressors
  • Repair or replace defective parts such as magnetos, water pumps, gears, pistons, and carburetors, using hand tools
  • Record repairs made, time spent, and parts used
  • Use diagnostic equipment to test and inspect engines to determine malfunctions, locate missing and broken parts, and check repairs
  • Reassemble engines after repair or maintenance work is complete
  • Obtain problem descriptions from customers, and prepare cost estimates for repairs
  • Adjust points, valves, carburetors, distributors, and spark plug gaps using feeler gauges

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +0.8%
Job Opening 96

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