What does a Motorcycle Technician (310G) do?

Motorcycle Technicians assemble, maintain, repair, and restore motorcycles and other multi-wheeled all-terrain vehicles that weigh less than 450 kilograms.

Job Related Skills, Interests and Values

  • Diagnosing problems and locating failures within electrical system, engine, power train, suspension, or frame
  • Effectively communicating with customers and service managers machine functioning
  • Dismantling, adjusting, repairing, or replacing mechanical and electrical system components
  • Performing routine maintenance including cleaning and adjusting the carburetor, clutch, brakes, and drive chain and replacing worn parts
  • Rebuilding or replacing parts as needed
  • Assembling new machines

What Preparation and Training Do You Need?

  • Secondary school diploma or equivalent; math, science, and English credits an asset
  • Technical credits in electrical systems or mechanics would be helpful
  • Completion of apprenticeship, including 5,550 hours on-the-job and two 8-week sessions of in-school training
  • Exam to obtain Certificate of Qualification

What's Your Future as a Motorcycle Technician (310G)?

  • Indoors in shops; noisy when engines are tested but ventilation systems reduce exhaust fumes
  • May be required to lift loads up to 25 kg
  • Seasonal work; technicians should be skilled with other repair work to be employed year-round
  • Employers include motorcycle dealerships and repair shops; some opportunity for self-employment

Wage Rate

Apprentice wage increases with skill and experience. Fully qualified workers earn up to $22.00 per hour, often including benefits.


Motorcycle Technician (310G)

Ask Yourself: Yes No
Do you have a valid and clean drivers license?
Do you have good reading, writing, mathematical, measuring and problem-solving skills?
Do you have good communication skills? Can you work well with the public?
Are you able to follow Health & Safety guidelines? Can you lift up to 50lbs?
Do you enjoy inspecting, diagnosing, and repairing machinery?
Are you comfortable learning new technology?
Are you mechanically inclined? Do you enjoy working with different tools and equipment?

If you checked YES to the majority of these questions, a career as a Motorcycle Technician (310G) may be for you!

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

  • Small Engine Repair
  • Heavy Duty Equipment Technician
  • Automotive Service Technician
  • Truck & Coach Technician

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