What does a Bearings Mechanic (615A) do?

Bearings Mechanics disassemble, inspect, repair, and clean bearings, seals, and chocks.

Job Related Skills, Interests and Values

  • Preparing oral and written reports including inventory requisitions
  • Reading and interpreting technical literature, manufacturer's specifications, and engineering drawings
  • Using and maintaining hand tools, power tools, and precision measuring equipment
  • Setting up and using machine tools, such as lathes, drills, grinders, saws and hydraulic presses
  • Identifying and using metals, alloys, and non-metallic materials
  • Selecting and applying lubricants
  • Welding, brazing, and soldering

What Preparation and Training Do You Need?

  • Secondary school diploma required; those past grade 10 can apply to OYAP
  • While not mandatory, completion of a 6,000-hour apprenticeship, including a combination of on-the-job and in-school training, is recommended

What's Your Future as a Bearings Mechanic (615A)?

  • Generally 40 hours/week in shifts; strong possibility of overtime and weekend work
  • Working with heavy tools in oily, greasy, and hot industrial environments
  • Potential employers include motor vehicle parts manufacturers and machinery and equipment manufacturers

Wage Rate

Apprentice wage increases with skill and experience. Fully qualified workers average $14.00-$18.00 per hour.


Bearings Mechanic (651A)

Ask Yourself: Yes No
Do you have good eye-hand coordination?
Are you mechanically inclined?
Do you enjoy using computerized equipment?
Are you able to follow Health & Safety guidelines?
Are you able to lift more than 50lbs? Are you able to stand or sit for long periods of time?
Are you detail oriented and able to read and write well?
Are you reliable, a self-starter and able to work with minimal supervision? Do you have great communication skills?

If you checked YES to the majority of these questions, a career as a Bearings Mechanic may be for you!

You might want to look at these similar trades as well;

  • Alignment and Brakes Technician
  • General Machinist
  • Automotive Service Technician
  • Autobody Repairer

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