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Motorcycle Mechanics

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul motorcycles, scooters, mopeds, dirt bikes, or similar motorized vehicles.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Mount, balance, change, or check condition or pressure of tires.
    • Replace defective parts, using hand tools, arbor presses, flexible power presses, or power tools.
    • Dismantle engines and repair or replace defective parts, such as magnetos, carburetors, or generators.
    • Connect test panels to engines and measure generator output, ignition timing, or other engine performance indicators.
    • Listen to engines, examine vehicle frames, or confer with customers to determine nature and extent of malfunction or damage.
    • Repair or replace other parts, such as headlights, horns, handlebar controls, gasoline or oil tanks, starters, or mufflers.
    • Disassemble subassembly units and examine condition, movement, or alignment of parts, visually or using gauges.
    • Repair or adjust motorcycle subassemblies, such as forks, transmissions, brakes, or drive chains, according to specifications.
    • Reassemble frames and reinstall engines after repairs.
    • Remove cylinder heads and grind valves to scrape off carbon and replace defective valves, pistons, cylinders, or rings, using hand and power tools.
    • Install motorcycle accessories.
    • Reassemble and test subassembly units.
    • Hammer out dents and bends in frames and weld tears and breaks.

    Skills

    • Repairing

      Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.

    • Troubleshooting

      Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.

    • Equipment Maintenance

      Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    5
    Workplace Documents
    4
    Graphic Literacy
    4

    Abilities

    • Deductive Reasoning

      The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

    • Finger Dexterity

      The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.

    • Inductive Reasoning

      The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).

    Knowledge

    • Mechanical

      Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    • Customer and Personal Service

      Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 36640/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 17.61/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 630
    • Yearly Projected Openings 70

    Typical Education

    Personality

    Realistic: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.They do well at jobs that need:
    • Attention to Detail
    • Dependability
    • Integrity
    • Persistence
    • Initiative
    • Self Control

    Tools

    • Vehicle lift
    • Specialty wrenches
    • Pullers
    • Engine tune up tester
    • Automotive honing machine

    Technology

    • Spreadsheet software
    • Point of sale POS software
    • Office suite software
    • Inventory management software
    • Data base user interface and query software

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