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Lube technicians are employed by the automotive industry to handle vehicle maintenance. The job focuses on fluid checks and basic maintenance. Typically, a lube tech will change a vehicle’s oil, check the transmission fluid and other fluid levels, inspect various belts and filters, and check air levels and gauges.

Other duties may include brake inspection and brake fluid check, and engine coolant check. Depending on the service facility, oil & lube technicians may be required to do tire work such as performing tire rotations, inspect tires for proper inflation and wear.

Beyond technical responsibilities, there is also an administrative component of the job. Lube technicians write up service reports and receipts for work done. Customer interaction is also part of the job.

Other titles:

  •       Automotive Technician


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Average Salaries by Region

Canada $32,673
Alberta $34,005
Ontario $36,394
Quebec $30,393
Region Average Salary
Canada $32,673
British Columbia $31,980
Alberta $34,005
Saskatchewan & Manitoba $30,092
Ontario $36,394
Quebec $30,393
Atlantic Provinces $24,118


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Forecast: Total jobs over 5 years

Region 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
BC 2,740 2,854 2,934 3,010 3,086 3,164
Alberta 3,161 3,218 3,304 3,386 3,470 3,558
Saskatchewan & Manitoba 1,838 1,865 1,909 1,951 1,995 2,041
Ontario 8,372 8,662 8,909 9,144 9,377 9,608
Quebec 5,791 5,914 6,039 6,157 6,282 6,411
Atlantic provinces 1,788 1,807 1,836 1,864 1,892 1,923


Full Time vs. Part Time Overall


Full Time in 2018

85%

Part Time in 2018

15%

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Region Full Time Part Time
B.C. 95% 4%
Alberta 95% 4%
Saskatchewan & Manitoba 95% 4%
Ontario 78% 21%
Quebec 80% 19%
Atlantic 88% 11%


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Gender Breakdown

Men and Women Working in the Aftermarket Sector


Males in 2017

97%

Females in 2017

3%
Age Range Percentage
Less than 20 22%
20-29 44%
30-39 8%
40-49 14%
50-59 5%
60+ 6%

  • High School diploma or equivalent an asset.
  • Valid Driver’s License.
  • Candidates may be expected to lift weights up to 50lbs.
  • Training is mostly on-the-job.
  • One year of experience is sometimes required.

On average oil and lube technicians have

5.7 years of experience

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Avg. Years Experience Breakdown

Less than 1 year 42%
1-5 years 34%
Over Five Years 24%

Avg. Years Experience Breakdown

Experience Percentage
Less than 1 year 42%
1-5 years 34%
Over Five Years 24%


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