It may be intriguing to trifle with your automobile on your own when it breaks down. However, for most people, the solution can be to seek aid from a technician or a mechanic.
The mechanic is a specialist who is trained to perform repairs, replace or operate machines. Their whole and sole responsibility is to deal with automobile components where they fix problems by dismantling and reassembling incorrect orders.
With the advancement of transportation and automobile industries, mechanics have to keep themselves updated according to booming technologies and keep on learning trending designs.
Types of Mechanics
1. Automotive Service Mechanics
They are also called service technicians who are responsible for maintaining electric and mechanical systems that include brakes, engines, transmission, and emission control systems as well as steering system. Currently, there are more than 639,000 employees in this field with an average salary of $42,660 annually.
Types of Automotive Mechanic:
- Automotive air conditioning repairers
- Brake repairers
- Front end mechanics
- Transmission technicians and rebuilders
- Drivability technicians
2. Diesel Mechanics
Diesel mechanics play a significant role in repairing, inspecting, maintaining, and troubleshooting diesel-powered vehicles which may include buses, tractor-trailers, railroad trains and so on.
Since diesel-powered vehicles are more durable and efficient, more and more industries is preferring them to transport goods and services across the country.
In order to diagnose various malfunctions, equipment like grinding machines, lathes and pneumatic wrenches are used.
Types of Diesel Mechanics
- Small engine mechanics
- Automotive service mechanics
- Heavy vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics
- Aircraft and avionics equipment mechanics
Aircraft mechanic repair and maintain mechanical systems where they repair wings, brakes, electric systems and brakes on all types of commercial, private and military aircraft. Testing of malfunctioning components takes place with the help of diagnostic equipment. Defective parts are replaced, and inspection takes place in order to meet the required quality standards. Records are also maintained systematically of repair and maintenance work. Mechanics needs to be proficient enough because of the complexity of aircrafts these days.
Types of Aircraft and Avionics Equipment Mechanics:
- Airframe and power plant mechanic (repairs brakes, engine, AC system, landing gear)
- Avionics mechanic (repairs electronic equipment’s- radio communications, radar systems, navigation aids, computer systems)
- Designated airworthiness representative (DAR)
- Inspection authorized mechanic
- Heavy Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Mechanics
The heavy vehicle mechanic has to perform duties similar to that of auto mechanic except for the fact that they have to deal in with machinery and vehicles used in farming, construction and rail transportation that includes cranes, farm equipment, bulldozers, boom lifters and so on. These mechanics deal in maintaining engines, transmissions, hydraulic systems, and electrical systems. In addition to this, they also check the smooth functioning of the brakes, fuel lines, transmissions, and components. They also overhaul and test significant parts.
Types of equipment used by them to check the faults are pneumatic wrenches, lathes and welding equipment, and other computerized tools.
Types of Heavy Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Mechanic
- Railcar repairers (repair railway locomotives, subway cars, and rolling stock)
- Mobile heavy equipment mechanics (repair mining and construction vehicles)
- Farm equipment mechanics (usually repair harvesters and tractors
So which type of mechanic you need depends upon what kind of vehicle you possess. Also, their primary duty is to identify the issues and find ways to fix them.
They perform these non- exhaustive tasks were standing all day, and lifting heavy objects is present. Work form a mechanic is physically demanding. Dealing with hazardous tools and working in uncomfortable positions is common for them.