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Motorcycle Mechanic

What does a Motorcycle Mechanic do?

Motorcycle Mechanics assemble, maintain, repair and restore motorcycles and other multi-wheeled lightweight all-terrain vehicles.

- They diagnose problems and failures with the electrical system, engine, power train, suspension or frame by inspecting the vehicle.
- They perform routine maintenance tasks like cleaning and adjusting the carburetor, adjusting the clutch, brakes and drive chain and replacing old parts.
- They rebuild or replace parts.

What kind of person makes a good Motorcycle Mechanic?

Motorcycle Mechanic might be the job for you if you:

- Are interested in mechanics
- Have good customer relation skills
- Are willing to work long hours
- Enjoy learning and upgrading your knowledge

How do I become a Motorcycle Mechanic?

1. Find a company willing to take you as an apprentice
2. Register with AAIT (Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training)
3. Apprentice for 4 years, which includes 1360 hours of on the job training and 8 weeks of technical training at school in the first two years, and 1420 hours of on the job training and 6 weeks of technical training in the third and fourth year.
4. Take the interprovincial Red Seal exam to become a registered Motorcycle Mechanic.
5. Now you can work almost anywhere in Canada!

Where does a Motorcycle Mechanic work?

Motorcycle Mechanics are typically employed by motorcycle dealerships or repair shops.

How much does a Motorcycle Mechanic make?

On average, Motorcycle Mechanics in Alberta make $25.73 an hour. Thatís about $54,000 a year.

Apprentice Motorcycle Mechanics earn 55% of a journeymanís wage rate in the first year, 65% in the second, 75% in the third and 90% in the fourth year.

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