From the handbook (Page 13):
Built by Smithy
Mobile unit - Combat - Weapons: Taser & Freeze Beam.
The Mechanic is a useful unit to have on hand. Besides their well-known skills at repair and construction, a Mechanic is also a capable soldier.
- It is odd that the Mechanic is considered a "combat" unit in the handbook, considering that it's primary purpose is construction.
- Mechanics have two types of ranged attacks. The first one is a lightening bolt able to attack every type of unit (flying, ground, naval), the second one is a freezing ray which can strike and permanently freeze some types of units. The lightening bolt recharges fast but the freezing ray needs time to recharge and to be used again.