CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Motorcycle Mechanics

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Maintenance
Benchmark Title: Motorcycle Mechanics
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul motorcycles, scooters, mopeds, dirt bikes, or similar motorized vehicles. Repair and adjust motorcycle subassemblies, such as forks, transmissions, brakes, and drive chains, according to specifications.
 
Replace defective parts, using hand tools, arbor presses, flexible power presses, or power tools.
 
Connect test panels to engines and measure generator output, ignition timing, and other engine performance indicators.
 
Listen to engines, examine vehicle frames, or confer with customers to determine nature and extent of malfunction or damage.
 
Reassemble and test subassembly units.
 
Dismantle engines and repair or replace defective parts, such as magnetos, carburetors, and generators.
 
Remove cylinder heads and grind valves to scrape off carbon and replace defective valves, pistons, cylinders, and rings, using hand and power tools.
 
Repair or replace other parts, such as headlights, horns, handlebar controls, gasoline and oil tanks, starters, and mufflers.
 
Disassemble subassembly units and examine condition, movement, or alignment of parts, visually or using gauges.
 
Hammer out dents and bends in frames, weld tears and breaks; then reassemble frames and reinstall engines.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Maintenance
Benchmark Title: Motorcycle Mechanics
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Mechanical Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
 
Customer and Personal Service Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
 
Design Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
 
Computers and Electronics Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
 
Mathematics Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
 
Production and Processing Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
 
Administration and Management Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
 
Engineering and Technology Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Maintenance
Benchmark Title: Motorcycle Mechanics
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Repairing Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
 
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
 
Troubleshooting Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
 
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
 
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
 
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Operation Monitoring Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
 
Equipment Maintenance Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
 
Quality Control Analysis Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
 
Operation and Control Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
 
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
 
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 
Instructing Teaching others how to do something.
 
Learning Strategies Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
 
Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people.
 
Equipment Selection Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Maintenance
Benchmark Title: Motorcycle Mechanics
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Manual Dexterity The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
 
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
 
Arm-Hand Steadiness The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
 
Hearing Sensitivity The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
 
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
Finger Dexterity The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
 
Control Precision The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
 
Multilimb Coordination The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
 
Auditory Attention The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.
 
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
Visualization The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Static Strength The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
 
Trunk Strength The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
 
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
Extent Flexibility The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Maintenance
Benchmark Title: Motorcycle Mechanics
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Related Work Experience Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
 
On-the-Job Training Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
 
Required Level of Education High School Diploma (or GED or High School Equivalence Certificate)
 
On-Site or In-Plant Training Over 6 months, up to and including 1 year
 
On-the-Job Training Over 1 month, up to and including 3 months
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Maintenance
Benchmark Title: Motorcycle Mechanics
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
All Terrain Vehicle Technician (ATV Technician)
Custom Bike Builder
Dirt Bike Mechanic
Frame Repairer
Frame Straightener
Mechanic
Motor Bike Mechanic
Motor Scooter Mechanic
Motorcycle Fabricator
Motorcycle Mechanic
Motorcycle Mechanic Apprentice
Motorcycle Repairer
Motorcycle Service Technician
Motorcycle Subassembly Repairer
Motorcycle Technician
Motorsports Technician
Scooter Mechanic
Service Technician
Shop Foreman
Technician
Vehicle Mechanic
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Maintenance
Benchmark Title: Motorcycle Mechanics
 
 
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