Mechanics typically work in shops, but are often called to outside locations to diagnose and fix equipment. With the increase in complexity of equipment, it is becoming more and more difficult for an individual to walk on to a job. NIT has developed Alaska Mechanic Programs to meet the needs of students and employers. As with most mechanic positions, accidents can be avoided with proper observation, following operating procedures and safety practices.
Mechanics often get their hands dirty working for equipment manufacturers, construction, mining, oil and gas, transportation, agriculture, ATV and marine industries. Mechanics can work in remote locations and work irregular hours.