On the Job
Motorcycle Mechanics diagnose, adjust, or repair motorcycles. They also work on similar vehicles such as scooters, mopeds, or dirt bikes.
This career requires good hearing and time standing, walking, or running.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Repair defective engines or engine components.
- Repair non-engine automotive or vehicle components.
- Replace worn, damaged, or defective mechanical parts.
- Inspect vehicles to determine overall condition.
- Measure equipment outputs.
- Test mechanical equipment to ensure proper functioning.
- Observe equipment in operation to detect potential problems.
- Adjust vehicle components according to specifications.
- Assemble mechanical components or machine parts.
- Disassemble equipment for maintenance or repair.
Typical Working Conditions
- Using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
- Having face-to-face discussions.
- Exposure to contaminants (like gases or odors).
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Making decisions that impact co-workers or company results.
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- Working with a group or team.
- High levels of competition.
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