Searching for mechanic jobs? Then let us guide you through some of the requirements for the role and what you can expect in a mechanic job role.
Mechanics are often categorised under various umbrellas; vehicle technicians, automotive service technicians, repairmen and even grease monkeys.
Working on the maintenance and repair of a range of vehicles. A breakdown of these duties will include:
- MOT tests
- Assessing the condition of a vehicle in between required MOTs
- Identifying mechanical faults; brakes, engine, gears or electrics.
- Fitting clutches, springs & brakes.
- Testing new vehicles to identify any faults in the mechanics.
- Rebuilding engines and gearboxes.
- Conversion of engines to liquid petroleum gas.
- Ordering and tuning new parts.
- Fitting radios and other internal electronics.
- Customisation of vehicles to a customers specifications.
- Advising owners on vehicle condition and cost of future repairs.
- Dealing with fuel problems.
- Repairing and fitting the correct tyres.
- Servicing and repairing vehicles which have broken down.
Duties may vary dependant on the type and size of company but many of the outlined tasks will be conducted at some point for all mechanics especially in the automotive industry.
Mechanics will work a 40 hour week over a 7 day period. This is an industry where people and businesses are heavily reliant on their own modes of transport, so there is always a heavy demand.
Whilst training as a mechanic your apprenticeship salary can range between £7,000 - £11,000 (based on age and level of experience.) A qualified mechanic will then earn between £13,000 and £20,000 per year, with master technicians earning £20,000+ depending on area of expertise and size of the company.
Love to problem solve and don’t mind getting your hands dirty then a mechanic job role is for you.