What does a MotorcycleTechnician (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 MotorcycleTechnician (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.

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