Motorcycle Mechanics

Industry Areas

  • Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
  • Automobile Dealers
  • Automotive Repair and Maintenance

Day-to-Day Tasks

  • Mount, balance, change, or check condition or pressure of tires.
  • Listen to engines, examine vehicle frames, or confer with customers to determine nature and extent of malfunction or damage.
  • Replace defective parts, using hand tools, arbor presses, flexible power presses, or power tools.

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Overall Kind of Work*

Small engine mechanics inspect, service, and repair motorized power equipment. Mechanics often specialize in one type of equipment, such as motorcycles, motorboats, or outdoor power equipment. Duties...

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Work Environment*


Small engine mechanics held about 71,700 jobs in 2014. Many of these workers—about 33 percent—were employed by other motor vehicle dealers, including motorcycle, boat, and other motor vehicle...

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Workweek Breakdown

The hours worked per week by people currently pursuing this career.

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Type of Work

The level of day-to-day involvement with data, people or things.

Data: Low
People: Low
Things: High

Skills at a Glance

The levels of different skills helpful in this career.

Verbal skills: Low
Critical Thinking & Problem Solving: Medium
Equipment Operation & Maintenance: High
Math & Science Skills: Medium
Technology Design & Control: Medium
Leadership: Low

Workplace at a Glance

The level of different environmental factors you would experience on the job.

Responsibility: Medium
Exposure to Job Hazards: High
Physical Activity: High
Decision Making: High
Repetitiveness: Low
Level of Competition: High
Time Pressure: High

Business Breakdown

The different sectors people in this career currently work in.

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  • 71.37% (Private For-Profit)
  • 1.11% (Private Not For-Profit)
  • 1.60% (State and Local Govt)
  • 2.20% (Federal Government)
  • 23.71% (Self-Employed)

This data also pertains to Motorcycle Mechanics

*Did You know, Overall Kind of Work, and Work Environment relate to Motorcycle Mechanics, which includes Motorboat Mechanics and Service Technicians; Motorcycle Mechanics; Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics.
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