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Mechanic

Mechanic at steam pump in an electric power house, 1920, (from a photo study for the WPA).

A mechanic is a tradesman, craftsman, or technician who uses tools to build or repair machinery.

Duties

Many mechanics are specialized in a particular field such as auto mechanics, truck mechanic, bicycle mechanics, motorcycle mechanics, boiler mechanics, general mechanics, industrial maintenance mechanics (millwrights), air conditioning and refrigeration mechanics, aircraft mechanics, diesel mechanics, and tank mechanics in the armed services. Auto mechanics, for example, have many trades within. Some may specialize in the electrical aspects, while others may specialize in the mechanical aspects. Other areas include: [[brake

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