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– Diesel Technology

What do diesel service technicians do?

They perform inspections, maintenance, repairs, and general care for diesel engines. Some diesel technicians specialize in specific types of vehicles. When commercials transportation malfunctions, a diesel tech will diagnose the problems and find solutions.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Consult with customers, read work orders, and determine work required
  • Plan work procedures using technical charts and manuals
  • Inspect brake systems, steering mechanisms, transmissions, engines, and other parts of vehicles
  • Follow checklists to ensure that all critical parts are examined
  • Read and interpret diagnostic test results to identify mechanical problems
  • Repair or replace malfunctioning components, parts, and other mechanical or electrical equipment
  • Perform basic care and maintenance, including changing oil, checking fluid levels, and rotating tires
  • Test-drive vehicles to ensure that they run smoothly

Job Outlook:

Overall employment of diesel service technicians is projected to grow 4 percent from 2021 to 2031, about as fast as the average for all occupations.

More information: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/installation-maintenance-and-repair/diesel-service-technicians-and-mechanics.htm

Median Annual Pay

$23.41 | Hourly


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