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Outdoor Power Equipment Mechanic Resume

Outdoor power equipment mechanics have the duty to inspect power equipment such as fuel injection systems, brakes, carburetors, plugs and blades and after the routine equipment maintenance, they adjust or repair parts that do not work, or replace unfixable parts. Their usual duties go around routine maintenance, and when equipment breakdowns happen, mechanics use different methods to determine the source of the problem, and then they make the needed repairs, replacements or adjustments.


Outdoor power equipment mechanics usually work with hand tools such as pliers, wrenches, and screwdrivers, and they work with compression gauges, computerized engine analyzers and voltmeters and other specific devices that help them locate the damaged parts of the engines.

Employers prefer the candidates for this job to have followed formal training programs, and because of the limited programs that exist, most mechanics learn through training on-the-job. However, a high school diploma is necessary in order to be eligible for this position.

Outdoor power equipment mechanics must have mechanical aptitude, understanding of how outdoor equipment works, strong analytical skills, mathematical abilities, and computer skills. Also, attention to details and persistence are important. Because of the work conditions that this job implies, mechanics must have a high tolerance to noise and dirty environments, and must be prepared to get grease-stained, to suffer possible burns or minor cuts, which are common in this area of work, and to work in weird positions so as to reach the part that needs fixing.

If you are writing a resume for this position, keep in mind what the employer expects from you. While qualifications are important, the professional experience details are a proof of what you are able to do.

Outdoor Power Equipment Mechanic Resume Sample

Personal Details

Name: Ryan Sloan
Address: 235 Flower Street, Chicago, USA, 33333
Home: (333) 555 5457
Cell: (222) 555 1279


Seeking a position as an Outdoor Power Equipment Mechanic

Summary of Qualifications

  • Experienced and trained mechanic
  • Teamplayer
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent with customer
  • Available for immediate hire
Professional Experience

Gardner Lawn Repair Service, Chicago, USA Outdoor Power Equipment Mechanic, 2002-present

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Removed engines from power machinery and bolted engines to repair locations
  • Maintained and repaired gasoline engines that are used to power equipment such as lawn mowers, compressors, and generators
  • Replaced motors
  • Inspected and tested engines to determine errors, to locate broken parts, and to verify repairs already done
  • Showed customers how to preserve equipment
  • Recorded repairs made, parts used and time spent on a job
  • Adjusted carburetors, points, valves, and spark plug gaps with feeler gauges
  • Performed routine maintenance such as oiling and cleaning parts
  • Reassembled engines after maintenance and repair work was complete
  • Performed additional duties when needed
Browning Power Equipment Repair and Service, Chicago, USA Assistant Outdoor Power Equipment Mechanic, 2000-2002

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assisted the outdoor power equipment mechanic with general duties as assigned
  • Repaired, adjusted and overhauled lawn mowers and chain saws
  • Perform additional duties as required

Stratton Technical School, Chicago, USA Certificate of Completion in Outdoor Equipment Mechanics, 1999


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