Outdoor Power Equipment & Other Small Engine Mechanics


Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul small engines used to power lawn mowers, chain saws, recreational sporting equipment and related equipment.
Also called: Mechanic, Outdoor Power Equipment Service Technician, Service Technician (Service Tech), Small Engine Mechanic

Knowledge:

    Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical
  • product and service development
    Business
  • customer service
  • sales and marketing
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Education and Training
  • teaching and course design

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilites:

    Hand and Finger Use
  • put together small parts with your fingers
  • keep your arm or hand steady
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • order or arrange things

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Independence
  • Achievement/Effort
  • Analytical Thinking

Technology:

    Data base user interface and query software
  • Ideal Computer Systems Ideal OPE
  • RepairTRAX
    Analytical or scientific software
  • Land & Sea DYNO-MAX
  • VersaDyne small engine test system
    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel

Education:

    high school diploma/GED
    some college
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