Heavy Repairer

Repair defective automotive units like engines in assembled vehicles.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $60,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Heavy Repairers do?

Repairs defective automotive units, such as engines, transmissions, or differentials, in assembled vehicles, using handtools and power tools and applying knowledge of mechanical systems: Reads inspection cards to determine defects in vehicle components. Disassembles and repairs defective units on assembled vehicles or replaces them with different units, using mechanic’s handtools and portable power tools. Routes repaired vehicles to testing area for final inspection. May remove and repair defective units of completed automotive vehicles. May place malfunctioning units on repair stand, using hoist. May be designated according to type of unit repaired as Differential Repairer; Engine Repairer; Transmission Repairer.

Should I be a Heavy Repairer?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Differential Repairer, Engine-Head Repairer, Engine Repairer, Radiator Repairer, Repairer, Heavy See More

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