A Mechanic is responsible for assembling, maintaining, and repairing machinery and vehicles. They work with various tools and machines to ensure the functionality and reliability of mechanical systems.


  • Building and assembling machines or mechanical components according to requirements
  • Inspecting machines, engines, transmissions etc. and running diagnostic tests to discover functionality issues
  • Conducting repairs aiming for maximum reliability
  • Troubleshooting reported problems and resolving them in a timely manner
  • Performing thorough maintenance on machinery, equipment, and systems
  • Cleaning and applying lubricants to machinery components
  • Replenishing fluids and components of engines and machinery
  • Providing consultation on correct maintenance and preventative measures to machine or vehicle users
  • Undertaking other duties as assigned (e.g. repair of hydraulic systems, painting vehicles etc.)
  • Keeping logs of work and reporting on issues


  • Proven experience as Mechanic
  • Excellent knowledge of machinery and hydraulic, electrical and other systems and their components
  • Aptitude in using various hand tools (screwdrivers, hammers, etc.) and precision measurement tools (e.g. calipers)
  • Ability to follow established procedures and practices and read instruction, blueprints, etc.
  • Strong commitment to all health and safety guidelines
  • Very good communication skills
  • Problem-solving ability
  • Very good physical strength and stamina
  • High school diploma is preferred; Certification from a vocational school or completion of apprenticeship is a definite plus
  • Valid certification (e.g ASE) is preferred

Types of Mechanics

There are three types of mechanics:

  • Automotive technicians who specialize in repairing and maintaining cars and other light vehicles
  • Diesel mechanics who specialize in repairing and maintaining heavy trucks and other diesel-powered equipment
  • Aircraft mechanics who specialize in repairing and maintaining airplanes and other aircraft.

Skills of a Mechanic

A mechanic needs to have a variety of skills, including:

  • Manual dexterity
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work with various machines and tools
  • Ability to follow all safety precautions
  • Good communication skills
  • Problem-solving ability
  • Physical strength and stamina.

Job Description for Mechanic Helper

A Mechanic Helper is an entry-level position in the mechanical field. Mechanic Helpers work under the supervision of a more experienced mechanic and assist with tasks such as:

  • Cleaning and organizing the workshop
  • Retrieving tools and equipment
  • Performing basic maintenance tasks
  • Assisting with repairs
  • Learning about mechanical systems and tools.

To be a successful Mechanic Helper, candidates should have a high school diploma and a willingness to learn. Some experience with mechanical tools or systems is also preferred.

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