Lawnmower Repairers

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Lawnmower Repairers

Lawnmower Repairers - Working Conditions

In a typical work setting, small engine mechanics:

Interpersonal Relationships

  • Have a low level of contact with others. They talk to customers on the phone or in person to learn about engine problems, but work alone most of the time.
  • Are somewhat responsible for the health and safety of those who use the engines they repair.
  • Occasionally must deal with unpleasant or rude customers.

Physical Work Conditions

  • Often work indoors. Mechanics may on occasion work outdoors to test engines.
  • Regularly are exposed to contaminants.
  • Sometimes are exposed to hazardous equipment, situations, and conditions.
  • Often wear protective or safety gear.
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  • Sometimes are exposed to engine noise that is distracting or uncomfortable.

Work Performance

  • Must be exact in their work and be sure all details are done. Errors could result in equipment failure or injuries to equipment owners.
  • Must meet daily and weekly repair deadlines.
  • Determine most of their daily tasks and goals independently. Work is often dictated by what customers bring to them.


  • May work less than 40 hours a week during the winter months. Those who work in northern states and repair snowblowers and snowmobiles may work more in winter.
  • May work more than 40 hours a week during the spring or summer, when people use their equipment the most.
  • May work evenings or weekends during the summer to finish jobs on time.
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.