Service Engine Repairer

Repair internal combustion engines in factory service departments.
picture of Service Engine Repairer

Quick Stats

Salary Range
$19,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Service Engine Repairers do?

Repairs internal combustion engines in factory service departments or repair establishments, according to company specification charts, using machine tools, handtools, and measuring instruments: Positions and bolts engine to test stand. Tests engine to determine malfunctions, using instruments, such as vacuum gauge, compression gauge, and exhaust gas analyzer. Disassembles engine and cleans parts, such as cylinder heads, pistons, ring grooves, piston domes, and cylinder sleeves, using cleaning solvent, sand blasting equipment, grinders, and wire brushes. Rebores and hones cylinders, and turns and undercuts armatures according to chart tolerances, using lathes, grinders, boring and honing machines. Repairs, replaces, or adjusts parts, such as valves, valve guides, and tappets, using valve grinding machine, screwdrivers, wrenches, and feeler gauges. Assembles and starts engine and adjusts carburetor and distributor to ensure smooth performance. May test and repair turbo-superchargers [AIRFRAME-AND-POWER-PLANT MECHANIC 621.281-014].

Should I be a Service Engine Repairer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Engine Repairer, Service, Engine Service Repairer

    How to become a Service Engine Repairer

    Most Service Engine Repairers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9eaaaa&chl=no+college+%2867%25%29|certificate+%2833%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,67,67
    Schools close to

    You May Also Like

    Careers Similar to Service Engine Repairer