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Motorcycle Mechanics

Also called: All Terrain Vehicle Technician (ATV Technician), Motorcycle Mechanic, Motorcycle Technician, Service Technician

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What they do:
Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul motorcycles, scooters, mopeds, dirt bikes, or similar motorized vehicles.
On the job, you would:
  • Mount, balance, change, or check condition or pressure of tires.
  • Replace defective parts, using hand tools, arbor presses, flexible power presses, or power tools.
  • Dismantle engines and repair or replace defective parts, such as magnetos, carburetors, or generators.

Knowledge

Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical
  • computers and electronics
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Business
  • customer service
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics

Skills

Basic Skills
  • figuring out how to use new ideas or things
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Hand and Finger Use
  • hold or move items with your hands
  • put together small parts with your fingers
Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • use rules to solve problems
Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
Hearing and Speech
  • tell the difference between sounds

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Persistence
  • Initiative
  • Self Control

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel Hot Technology
Data base user interface and query software
  • AbbottSoft QuickFix
  • TRACKUM Repair Manager
Point of sale POS software
  • LightSpeed Cloud
  • Santa Maria Software Counterman Pro

Education

Education: (rated 3 of 5)
certificate after high school or
high school diploma/GED
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
Salary
$38,010
$25,420
$60,940
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