Wage and Hour Division (WHD)
Service Contract Act Directory of Occupations
05400 TRANSMISSION REPAIR SPECIALIST (Transmission Mechanic)
Repairs manual and automatic transmissions in automobiles, buses, trucks, and other automotive vehicles. Raises vehicle, using jacks or hoists, and removes transmission, using mechanic's hand tools. Disassembles transmission and replaces broken or worn parts, such as bands, gears, seals, and valves. Adjusts pumps, bands, and gears as required, using wrenches. Installs repaired transmission and fills it with specified fluid. Adjusts operating linkage and tests operation on road. May adjust carburetor. May verify idle speed of motor, using equipment, such as tachometer, and makes required adjustments.