Mechanical Unit Repairer

Repair, test, and install mechanical units.
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Salary Range
$28,000 – $65,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Mechanical Unit Repairers do?

Repairs, tests, and installs mechanical units, such as fuel and water pumps, control valves, governors, distributors, windshield wiper motors, and door engines on streetcars, trackless trolleys, and buses: Disconnects and removes unit from vehicle, using handtools. Disassembles unit and cleans parts with chemical solution. Inspects parts for wear or damage. Removes foreign particles from unit, using compressed air blower. Repairs, replaces, or adjusts components, such as needles, springs, bolts, relays, and airhoses. Tests air-control valve, air pipes, and airhoses for air leaks. Tests magnetic, hydraulic, and pneumatic control valves that are used to open and close doors and inspects radiator shutters, and other mechanical units on vehicle. Reassembles and installs unit in vehicle. May be designated according to type of mechanical unit repaired as Door-Engine Repairer; Windshield-Wiper Repairer.

Should I be a Mechanical Unit Repairer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Machine Maintenance

    How to become a Mechanical Unit Repairer

    Most Mechanical Unit Repairers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or No College degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:b9aaac&chl=certificate+%282%25%29|no+college+%2894%25%29||||doctorate+%284%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,2,94
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