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Become A Small Engine Technician

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Working As A Small Engine Technician

  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Getting Information
  • Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Unpleasant/Hazardous Environment

  • Outdoors/walking/standing

  • Stressful

  • $43,931

    Average Salary

What Does A Small Engine Technician Do At Sears Holdings

* Performs diagnosis of customer's products
* Orders parts, researches part availability, and completes customer service orders
* Follows the guidelines set up by the Parts department to promote accountability and avoid shrinkage
* Installs mechanical or electrical parts, and performs necessary repairs
* Creates detailed estimates and makes initial customer contact to sell the repair, as applicable
* Looks continuously for methods to improve business performance and enhance the customer experience
* Serves as back-up for Automotive Service repairs to be completed per Technician classification in Auto Store

What Does A Small Engine Technician Do At Evans Ace Hardware Inc.

* We are an authorized STIHL equipment dealership.
* This person will be assembling, preparing and demonstrating sold units for the customers, as well as providing technical support in person and on the telephone.
* Our Service Department services and repairs: walk behind and riding lawn mowers, trimmers, chainsaws, blowers, generators, and snow blowers.
* STIHL, Honda, Husqvarna, Tecumseh, Briggs & Stratton, Kohler, and Kawasaki engines are among the brands that we service.
* As an Ace Hardware employee you will be required to provide an amazing customer service experience, uphold merchandising and store cleanliness standards, as well as execute the needs of daily operations.
* Customer Service and Safety will be the drivers of your prioritization of tasks
* SCHEDULE: Full-timeWAGE: Based on Experience

What Does A Small Engine Technician Do At Sears Roebuck & Co

Responsibilities

What Does A Small Engine Technician Do At Sears Holdings

* Performs diagnosis of customer's products
* Orders parts, researches part availability, and completes customer service orders
* Follows the guidelines set up by the Parts department to promote accountability and avoid shrinkage
* Installs mechanical or electrical parts, and performs necessary repairs
* Creates detailed estimates and makes initial customer contact to sell the repair, as applicable
* Looks continuously for methods to improve business performance and enhance the customer experience
* Serves as back-up for Automotive Service repairs to be completed per Technician classification in Auto Store
* Participates actively in team servicing of every customer vehicle to ensure fast, expert service
* Dedicates work time to providing excellent customer service
* Promotes teamwork to deliver times and accurate customer care during all operating hours
* Demonstrates a sense of responsive urgency to every customer, no matter what service is required
* Uses the Quality Service Evaluation (QSE) form to understand customer service advisor's and customer service manager's instructions
* Fulfills the customer's needs the first time, every time
* Communicates with customer service manager, customer service advisor and other technicians to meet Sears Automotive time standards and to exceed customer requirements

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How To Become A Small Engine Technician

Employers prefer that automotive service technicians and mechanics complete a formal training program at a postsecondary institution. Industry certification is usually required once the person is employed.

Education

High school courses in automotive repair, electronics, computers, and mathematics provide a good background for prospective service technicians. However, high school graduates typically need further training to become fully qualified.

Completing a vocational or other postsecondary education program in automotive service technology is considered the best preparation for entry-level positions. Programs usually last 6 months to a year and provide intensive career preparation through classroom instruction and hands-on practice. Short-term certificate programs in a particular subject, such as brake maintenance or engine performance, are also available.

Some service technicians get an associate’s degree. Courses usually include mathematics, electronics, and automotive repair. Some programs add classes in customer service and other necessary skills.

Various automobile manufacturers and dealers sponsor associate’s degree programs. Students in these programs typically spend alternating periods attending classes full time and working full time in service shops under the guidance of an experienced technician.

Training

Service technicians who have graduated from postsecondary programs in automotive service technology generally require little on-the-job training.

Those who have not completed postsecondary education, however, generally start as trainee technicians, technicians’ helpers, or lubrication workers. They gradually acquire more knowledge and experience by working with experienced mechanics and technicians.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires all technicians who buy or work with refrigerants to be certified in proper refrigerant handling. No formal test preparation is required, but many trade schools, unions, and employer associations offer training programs designed for the EPA exam.

Certification from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) is the standard credential for service technicians. Certification demonstrates competence and usually brings higher pay. Many employers require their service technicians to become certified.

ASE certification is available in nine different automobile specialty areas: automatic transmission/transaxle, brakes, light vehicle diesel engines, electrical/electronic systems, engine performance, engine repair, heating and air-conditioning, manual drive train and axles, and suspension and steering.

To become certified, technicians must have at least 2 years of experience (or relevant schooling and 1 year of experience) and pass an exam. Technicians who achieve certification in all of the foregoing areas (light vehicle diesel engine certification is not required) may earn ASE Master Technician status.

Important Qualities

Customer-service skills. Service technicians must discuss automotive problems—along with options to fix them—with their customers. Because workers may depend on repeat clients for business, they must be courteous, good listeners, and ready to answer customers’ questions.

Detail oriented. Service technicians must be aware of small details when inspecting or repairing vehicle systems, because mechanical and electronic malfunctions are often due to misalignments or other easy-to-miss causes.

Dexterity. Service technicians perform many tasks that require steady hands and good hand-eye coordination, such as assembling or attaching components and subassemblies.

Mechanical skills. Service technicians must be familiar with engine components and systems and know how they interact with each other. They often must take apart major parts for repairs and be able to put them back together properly.

Organizational skills. Service technicians must keep workspaces clean and organized in order to maintain safety and ensure accountability of parts.

Physical strength. Service technicians must sometimes lift and maneuver heavy parts such as engines and body panels.

Troubleshooting skills. Service technicians must be able to use diagnostic equipment on engine systems and components in order to identify and fix problems in increasingly complicated mechanical and electronic systems. They must be familiar with electronic control systems and the appropriate tools needed to fix and maintain them.

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Small Engine Technician Demographics

Gender

  • Male

    91.6%
  • Female

    7.7%
  • Unknown

    0.6%

Ethnicity

  • White

    84.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino

    8.4%
  • Asian

    5.8%
  • Unknown

    0.9%
  • Black or African American

    0.6%
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

    100.0%

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Top Small Engine Technician Skills

  1. Order Parts
  2. Weapon Systems
  3. Military Small Arms
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  • Order parts as needed, and perform repairs as needed.
  • Retained and repaired U.S. Army weapon systems; such as tanks, vehicles and self-propelled artillery.
  • Provide customer service to all customers seeking assistance in small engines.
  • Diagnose small engine repair needs.
  • Install, test, troubleshoot, and program electronic equipment.

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