Motorcycle / Power Equipment Technician

Motorcycle and Power Equipment Technicians work on and repair motorcycles and other vehicles such as motor scooters and all-terrain vehicles. They are responsible for assembling, diagnosing, maintaining and repairing engines, transmissions, drive systems, steering assemblies, braking systems, chassis and suspension, electrical systems, and fuel and exhaust systems. Motorcycle and Power Equipment Technicians also may specialize in repairing, rebuilding, customizing or servicing these systems or assemblies. Motorcycle and Power Equipment Technicians work with hand, power, pneumatic and measuring tools, shop equipment, and diagnostic and testing tools. Reference materials, documentation and computers are also important tools in this trade.

Skills

  • Comfortable working with machinery

  • Good with my hands

  • Physically capable

Personality Traits

  • Creative

  • Eager to learn

  • Focused with good attention to detail

  • Mechanically inclined

Salary range

Low

$35,000

Median

$65,000

High

$100,000

Career Roadmap

  • 1

    Shop Helper (Entry Level Position / Optional)

  • 2

    Loop Technician (Entry Level Position / Optional)

  • 3

    Registered Apprentice (Mid Level Position)

  • 4

    Certified Motor/Power Equipment Technician

  • 5

    Certified Motor/Power Equipment Technician - Red Seal (Senior Level Position)

  • 6

    Shop Foreman / Shop Manager (Advancement)

Keys to Success

  • Post-secondary training as Motorcyle Technician
  • Valid driver's licence (Class 5, 6)
  • Excellent diagnostic skills
  • Ability to understand technical operation, service or repair manuals
  • Ability to inspect equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects
  • Analyze information and evaluate results to choose best solution and solve problem.

Job Training

A Motorcycle / Power Equipment Technician requires post-secondary technical training. The following training programs are available.