May 11, 2020

Small Motor Mechanic

  • TrulyHired
  • Syracuse, NY, USA
Full-time Education

Job Description


The work involves responsibility for performing skilled journey level mechanical work in the repair of a variety of small engines and related machinery. This class differs from that of other mechanic classifications in that the types of equipment repaired are different in design and size, usually not exceeding a power output of ten (10) horsepower. Employee reports to the Assistant Director of Facilities III. Supervision is not typically a function of an employee in this class. Does related work as required.


Repairs and rebuilds a variety of small motor equipment and related machinery, including but not limited to, power motors, lawn mowers, snow blowers, engines for emergency generators, gang mowers, leaf blowers, garden tillers, hedgers, sod cutters, etc.

Disassembles small motor engines and repairs or replaces any worn, broken, or inoperative parts, such as pistons, rings, rods, crankshaft, valves, points, condensers, cams and governors, etc.

Removes broken or malfunctioning gang mowers from tractor assembly and repairs by sharpening dull reels, replacing old knives, old bars, broken reels, bent axles, gears and gear cases, rollers, wheels, etc.

Disassembles, cleans, repairs and rebuilds carburetors and starters; removes and replaces shear pins; and sharpens motor blades; repairs or replaces broken or damaged deck wheels, gas tanks, handles and broken handle brackets.

Operates and tests repaired equipment to insure that machinery is operating properly, safely and efficiently.

Uses and cares for a variety of hand tools, power tools and engine testing equipment.


Good knowledge of the methods, materials, tools and standard practices of small engine repair.

Good knowledge of standard safety practices in the mechanical repair trade.
Working knowledge of the operating and repair characteristics of a wide variety of small motor equipment.

Working knowledge of mower blade sharpening equipment, techniques and safety procedures.

Working knowledge of the principles of gasoline and diesel fueled internal combustion engines.

Working knowledge of small engine electrical systems.

Skill in the use of hand and power tools, small motor machinery and test equipment.

Skill in the mechanical trade.

Ability to diagnose malfunctions in small engines and related equipment.

Ability to follow engine diagrams. Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.


• Two (2) years of work experience, or its part time equivalent, in engine repair, at least one (1) year of which must have included small engine repair as a significant portion of the work.
• The successful candidate will be required to pass a fingerprint-based background check, at the cost of $101.75 to the candidate.

This position will work 40 hours per week, 12 months per year. This position is full-time.

The starting hourly rate for this position is $26.74 per the Unit 6 contractual agreement.
  • Position Type: Full-time
Job Categories : Career Education > Industrial Mechanics
Support Staff > Maintenance
Equal Opportunity Employer
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Contact Information
  • Bridget Kemp
  • 725 Harrison Street
  • Syracuse, New York 13210

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