Other Automotive Mechanical Installers and Servicers

Occupation:Other Automotive Mechanical Installers and Servicers
Category:Trades and Transportation

About the job

Nature of work:

Other automotive mechanical installers and servicers install replacement automotive mechanical parts such as mufflers, exhaust pipes, shock absorbers, springs and radiators and perform routine maintenance service such as oil changes, lubrication and tire repairs on automobiles, trucks and heavy equipment. They are employed by automobile and truck service and repair shops, service departments of industrial establishments and construction, mining and logging companies.

Job duties:
Automotive mechanical installers and servicers perform some or all of the following duties:
  • Change engine oil and lubricate running gears or moving parts of automobiles, trucks and heavy equipment.
  • Grease booms, pulleys, buckets and other components of heavy equipment.
  • Replace oil, air and fuel filters on motor vehicles, trucks and heavy equipment.
  • Install replacement mufflers, exhaust pipes, shock absorbers or radiators on motor vehicles, trucks and heavy equipment.
  • Repair and balance tires.
  • Add or replace hydraulic and transmission fluids in motor vehicles, trucks and heavy equipment.
  • Assist mechanics and perform other duties as directed.
  • Drive automobile or service truck to location of construction, logging or other industrial sites to provide services.
Sample job titles:
  • heavy equipment servicer
  • lubrication technician - automotive service and repair
  • muffler installer
  • oil changer - motor vehicle service
  • tire changer - automotive service

To work in this occupation, you should be in good physical condition, manual dexterity and mechanical ability. You must be able to follow instructions and procedures.

Job requirements:
  • Some secondary school may be required.
  • Several months of on-the-job training are usually required.
Other considerations:

There is some mobility among installers and servicers in this group. Progression to supervisory positions is possible with experience.

Labour Market Information

Work Prospects:Fair

The employment outlook over the next few years for this occupational group is “average”, which indicates the chances of a qualified individual finding work is comparable to the average for all occupations in Nova Scotia. This is a moderate sized occupation in Nova Scotia so some job opportunities may occur through turnover. The number employed in this occupation is expected to grow slightly over the next few years, which should provide some additional opportunities for employment. With a large percent of workers being 55 years of age and older, retirements are expected to be a key contributor to employment opportunities over the coming years. Other Automotive Mechanical Installers and Servicers most commonly work full-time hours. With employment conditions being somewhat seasonal, periods of downtime or layoff throughout the year affect some workers. Also, a fair portion of the workforce is self-employed, so having the option to "work for yourself" may appeal to some individuals’ interests/motivations.

The median employment income for 53% of Other Automotive Mechanical Installers and Servicers who worked full-time, year-round in 2015 was $43,228. Across all occupations in Nova Scotia, 59% of those who worked full-time year round had a median employment income of $43,600.
(Source: 2016 Census)

OccupationEstimated employment in 2018Estimated change in employment between 2017 and 2019Estimated openings due to growth and retirements, 2017-2019Estimated rate of unemployment in 2018 Estimated hourly earnings in 2015 (learn more)Estimated annual earnings in 2015
Other Automotive Mechanical Installers and Servicers550Weak growth20High
Minimum: $11.00
Median: $14.00
Maximum: $25.00
Minimum: $5,055
Median: $29,182
Maximum: $62,713
Occupations in Trades and Transportation57,925Decline slightly3,400High
Minimum: $13.00
Median: $20.35
Maximum: $34.00
Minimum: $7,580
Median: $37,269
Maximum: $79,787
Other Automotive Mechanical Installers and ServicersCompared to: Occupations in Trades and Transportation
Percent employed full-time81%89%
Percent self-employed45%13%
Where will I likely work?
Area of EmploymentOther Automotive Mechanical Installers and ServicersCompared to: All NS Occupations
% EmployedMedian Annual Income% EmployedMedian Annual Income
Cape Breton13%x13%$32,974
Annapolis Valley17%$30,87713%$32,958
What are the workers like?
AgeOther Automotive Mechanical Installers and ServicersCompared to: All Trades and Transportation
% Employed% Employed
Median Age4047
GenderOther Automotive Mechanical Installers and ServicersCompared to: Occupations in Trades and Transportation
% Employed% Employed
EducationOther Automotive Mechanical Installers and ServicersCompared to: All Trades and Transportation
% EmployedMedian Annual Income% EmployedMedian Annual Income
Less than high school28.9%$32,36718.2%$25,753
High school43.7%$24,78825.5%$28,089
Trades certificate8.1%$23,18629.4%$40,890
College certificate or diploma17.8%$44,71922.6%$39,023
University certificate or diplomaN/Ax1.0%$35,969
Bachelor's degree2.2%x2.7%$36,972
University advanced certificate or diplomaN/Ax0.2%$41,705
Master's degreeN/Ax0.3%x
Medicine, dentistry, veterinary, optometryN/Ax0.0%$3,714
Wage Disclaimer

Hourly earnings data are from the Labour Force Survey by Statistics Canada. Data are not available for all occupations. Hourly earnings are calculated based on usual hours worked per week. This is how an annual salary, for instance, gets converted to an hourly rate. The data include full and part-time workers along with new and experienced workers. Self-employed workers are excluded.

Annual employment income data reported in the Work Prospects section, are from the 2011 National Household Survey by Statistics Canada. Much of the data (around 70%) came directly from tax records. The data relates to the year 2010 and includes total wages and salaries and net income from self-employment.


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Training Paths & Education

Program Name:Adult high school/secondary diploma programs
Education Level:This program is typically offered at the high school level.
Program Description:
This instructional program class comprises any program that defines the prescribed requirements, specified by the appropriate jurisdiction, for the completion of and graduation from a secondary school program of academic subject matter offered for adult learners outside of the regular secondary school program. This does not include adult compensatory education programs resulting in completion of a high school equivalency certificate or diploma.
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Universite Sainte-Anne
Siège Social: 1695, Route 1
Pointe-de-l'Église, NS B0W 1M0
(902) 769-2114
Nova Scotia Community College - Annapolis Valley Campus
50 Elliott Road
Lawrencetown, NS B0S 1M0
(902) 825-3491
Nova Scotia Community College - Cumberland Campus
PO Box 550, 1 Main Street
Springhill, NS B0M 1X0
(902) 597-3737
Nova Scotia Community College - Akerley Campus
21 Woodlawn Road
Dartmouth, NS B2W 2R7
(902) 491-4900
Nova Scotia Community College - Burridge Campus
372 Pleasant Street
Yarmouth, NS B5A 2L2
(902) 742-3501
Nova Scotia Community College - Kingstec Campus
236 Belcher Street
Kentville, NS B4N 0A6
(902) 678-7341
Nova Scotia Community College - Lunenburg Campus
75 High Street
Bridgewater, NS B4V 1V8
(902) 543-4608
Nova Scotia Community College - Institute of Technology Campus
5685 Leeds Street
Halifax, NS B3K 2T3
(902) 491-6722
Nova Scotia Community College - Pictou Campus & School of Fisheries
PO Box 820, 39 Acadia Avenue
Stellarton, NS B0K 1S0
(902) 752-2002
Nova Scotia Community College - Shelburne Campus
PO Box 760, 1575 Lake Road
Shelburne, NS B0T 1W0
(902) 875-8640
Nova Scotia Community College - Strait Area Campus & Nautical Institute
226 Reeves Street
Port Hawkesbury, NS B9A 2A2
(902) 625-2380
Nova Scotia Community College - Marconi Campus
PO Box 1042, 1240 Grand Lake Road
Sydney, NS B1P 6J7
(902) 563-2450
Nova Scotia Community College - Truro Campus
36 Arthur Street
Truro, NS B2N 1X5
(902) 893-5385
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