Service and install accessories and metal sections on metal trailers.
Data from U.S. Department of Labor
What do Service Mechanics do?
Services, repairs, and installs accessories and metal sections on new and used metal trailers: Examines work and tests, adjusts, and repairs wheel alignments, bearings, lights, and brake assemblies of new trailers. Installs, adjusts, and services motor-cooling systems in refrigerated trailers. Replaces and repairs worn and defective parts. Overhauls used and wrecked trailer bodies, following shop orders or specifications. Lays out, fits, drills, screws, rivets, and welds new assemblies to other trailer sections, using pneumatic tools, welding and burning equipment, and handtools. May install metal or wood flooring.
Should I be a Service Mechanic?
You should have
degree or higher and share these traits:
You love the challenge of tackling difficult work.
You pay close attention to all the little details.
You can always be counted on to do a good job.
Also known as:
Auto Body Service Mechanic, Auto Bumper Mechanic, Body and Fender Mechanic, Body Mechanic, Car Body Mechanic
How to become a Service Mechanic
Most Service Mechanics have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field.
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