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What’s it like to be a Light Vehicle Motor Mechanic?
Light vehicle motor mechanics service, repair and overhaul the mechanical
parts of motor vehicles such as the engine, the transmission (clutch, gear box
and differential), and the suspension systems (springs, steering, brakes,
wheels and tyres).
Light vehicle motor mechanics work mainly in workshops and wear protective
clothing. They need to keep up with changes in motor industry technology.
How much can I expect to earn?
Full-time employed Light Vehicle Motor Mechanic earn an average of $966 per
week. The [average annual salary for this job is $50232 excluding super.]
- enjoy practical and manual activities
- able to work with hand tools
- aptitude for technical activities
- problem-solving skills
- able to cope with the physical demands of the job
- normal eyesight and hearing
- drivers licence essential.
This job also involves:
Driving or piloting a powered vehicle on road, rail, water or in the air is an
essential or usual requirement of these jobs. Vehicles include cars, buses,
aeroplanes, trucks, forklifts, ships, boats, etc.
Full use of hands/fingers
Use of precision or semi-precision tools or instruments or deft hand movements
are required for these occupations. Included are jobs where poor co-ordination
or incomplete use of hands or fingers may make tasks dangerous or difficult to
Good vision for detail
These jobs require you to be able to see clearly to examine items close-up. It
covers jobs where poor vision e.g. tunnel vision, could make the work place
unsafe or the job difficult to undertake, e.g. draftsperson working with
detailed drawings; checkout operator reading dockets; work requiring good
hand-eye co-ordination for working with precision or semi-precision tools.
Handling chemicals/greasy items
These jobs involve the daily handling of substances which may cause irritation
to skin, eyes, etc., and may aggravate dermatitis or other medical conditions.
The main duties and tasks involved in these jobs require daily physical
exertion, such as bending and twisting, lifting, climbing, pulling, pushing,
carrying or other effort where physical fitness is required. People with
heart, back or other conditions who should avoid physical strain may wish to
avoid these jobs.
Reading or writing
These jobs require moderate or better reading and writing skills. Workers may
be expected to prepare, understand or act on written materials, such as
letters or reports. People may wish to avoid these jobs if their reading or
writing English skills are limited to a small range of words or phrases and
symbols. Jobs remaining may still require very basic reading or writing
This occupation offers jobs at the following skill levels:
Skilled Trade Jobs
These jobs do not usually require completion of secondary education, however
further part-time study usually at Certificate III level, and on-the-job
training offered as an apprenticeship, is required.
At school, you can study these subject(s) to get a good foundation for this
School subjects that include some aspect of INDUSTRIAL ARTS provide a useful
background to these jobs. In some cases an industrial arts-related subject is
a pre-requisite for entry to courses that provide the training for the job.
School subjects that include some aspect of MATHEMATICS provide a useful
background to these jobs. In some cases a mathematics-related subject is a
pre-requisite for entry to courses that provide the training for the job.
Duties and tasks of a Light Vehicle Motor Mechanic
Light vehicle motor mechanics may perform the following tasks:
- discuss problems with car drivers or vehicle operators to discover faults
- listen to engines, fit and operate special test equipment, and test-drive vehicles
- repair or replace worn or faulty parts by removing assemblies such as engines, transmissions, differentials or steering gear systems; dismantling them and checking parts, referring to manuals as necessary
- reassemble, test, clean and adjust repaired or replaced parts or assemblies, using various instruments to make sure they are working properly and putting them back into the vehicle
- tune engines using special electronic equipment and make fine adjustments (to carburettors, for example) for smoother running
- carry out minor body and trim repairs
- diagnose, repair and replace engine management and fuel injection components
- use oxy, electric, TIG and MIG welders
- test and repair electrical systems such as lighting, instrumentation, ignition and electronic fuel injection
- inspect vehicles and issue roadworthiness certificates or list the work required before a certificate can be issued.
Due to advances in automotive technology, most vehicles now contain electronic
controls and computers. As a result, knowledge in this area has become
essential for light vehicle motor mechanics and they are becoming more
specialised in their areas of work.
Light vehicle motor mechanics may specialise as Automotive Air Conditioning
Fitters or Brake Mechanics. For more details, see the separate entries for
these occupations. They may also specialise as breakdown service patrol
officers who give emergency mechanical assistance to members of an automobile
Light vehicle motor mechanics may progress to positions such as service
manager, service adviser, technical sales representative, technical officer or
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