ISCO 08 Code 7231     Motor vehicle mechanics and repairers

Lead Statement
Motor vehicle mechanics and repairers fit, install, maintain, service and repair engines and the mechanical and related equipment of passenger cars, delivery trucks, motorcycles and other motor vehicles.

Task statement
Tasks include:

  • detecting and diagnosing faults in engines and parts;
  • fitting, examining, testing and servicing motor vehicle and motorcycle engines;
  • replacing engine components or complete engines;
  • fitting, examining, adjusting, dismantling, rebuilding and replacing defective parts of motor vehicles;
  • installing or adjusting motors and brakes, and adjusting steering or other parts of motor vehicles;
  • installing, adjusting, servicing and replacing mechatronics components of motor vehicles;
  • performing scheduled maintenance services, such as oil changes, lubrications and engine tune-ups, to achieve smoother running of vehicles and ensure compliance with pollution regulations;
  • reassembling engines and parts after being repaired.

Included occupations
Examples of the occupations classified here:

  • Automotive brakes systems service technician
  • Diesel fitter (road transport)
  • Engine fitter (motor vehicle)
  • Garage mechanic
  • Motor cycle mechanic
  • Motor vehicle engine and fuel systems service technician
  • Motor vehicle mechanic
  • Motor vehicle mechatronics service technician
  • Motor vehicle repairer
  • Motor vehicle service technician
  • Small engine mechanic

Excluded occupations
Some related occupations classified elsewhere:

  • Bicycle repairer - 7234
  • Engine/motor vehicle assembler - 8211

ISCO 88 Code(s) 7231, part
(NCvB; Mei 2010)