Diesel Mechanic
Diesel Mechanic
Diesel Mechanic
Diesel Mechanic
Diesel Mechanic
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$71,500/ year*
Estimated Salary
$71,500
  /  year *
Estimated Salary
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Becoming a Diesel Mechanic in Massachusetts

Overview

Diesel Mechanics are responsible for the maintenance and repair of diesel-powered vehicles. Their duties include running diagnostic tests on vehicles, test driving vehicles to gauge performance and maintaining detailed records...the vehicles they have serviced
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$40,000/yr in Massachusetts

Tools of the Trade

Feeler Gauges
Feeler Gauges
Allen Wrenches
Allen Wrenches
Torque bit driver
Torque bit driver
Impact Gun
Impact Gun
Gasket Scrapers
Gasket Scrapers
Socket Set
Socket Set
Feeler Gauges
Feeler Gauges
Allen Wrenches
Allen Wrenches
Torque bit driver
Torque bit driver
Impact Gun
Impact Gun
Gasket Scrapers
Gasket Scrapers

What Diesel Mechanics Love About Their Trade

New challenges every day.
Working with engines everyday.
Not client facing.

Characteristics

High Paying
Work Indoors
Not Customer Facing
Variety of Tools
Not Hard on Body
Small Teams

Outlook

Advancement PotentialHigh
Are able to work up within their small teams.
Optionality PotentialHigh
Can easily transition into other mechanical fields.
Demand ForecastHigh
One of the highest demand trades. Recession proof demand.

Diesel Mechanic Reviews
(185)

David C.
5+ Years of Experience
I knew I wanted to be a mechanic, and the best decision I ever made was to specialize in diesel. Way better money, higher demand, higher pay than regular.
Jake D.
10+ Years of Experience
This is a great trade, especially if you like to learn. Dive deep into the specialty stuff like electrical (not just mechanical) and you will go far.
Alex L.
10+ Years of Experience
This is a good trade, and it becomes a great trade if you go into business for yourself. Work hard and keep learning!

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