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 of the vehicles they have serviced
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Tools of the Trade
Torque bit driver
What Diesel Mechanics Love About Their Trade
New challenges every day.
Working with engines everyday.
Not client facing.
Not Customer Facing
Variety of Tools
Not Hard on Body
Are able to work up within their small teams.
Can easily transition into other mechanical fields.
One of the highest demand trades. Recession proof demand.
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.
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.
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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