Mechanics Assistant

Mechanics Assistants (classified as "Other Miscellaneous Labourer's") perform a variety of tasks assisting Mechanics to repair, operate and refurbish vehicles. They install, repair and replace mechanical parts in automobiles and should have knowledge of automobile processes and composition.

Duties and tasks

  • Assist auto mechanics to repair and replace damaged or defective parts of an automobile
  • Assist with assembling and re-assembling mechanical apparatuses
  • Facilitate oil changes and changing filters for customers
  • Inspect automobiles upon completion of work to ensure performance standard and check that specific functions are operating
  • Perform special requests and functions from customers regarding mechanical parts of vehicles
  • Provide routine maintenance for customer vehicles, ensuring automobile parts are properly functioning and in line with safety standards
  • Use a variety of tools and equipment to fix and replace parts on vehicles

Skills required

  • Critical Thinking Skills
  • Manual Agility
  • Precision
  • Problem Solving Abilities
  • Strong Attention to Detail

Working conditions

Mechanics Assistants typically work Mondays to Fridays, but may work evenings or weekends to complete jobs or to encourage more customers. They perform manual work with automobiles and typically work in auto shops and automobile production sites.

Professional associations / Industry information

Australian Mechanics 

Australian Mechanics Directory 

Motor Trade Association South Australia 

Motor Trade Association of Western Australia 

Motor Traders Association NSW 

Motor Trades Association of ACT 

Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce 

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