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Diesel Mechanics Technology

Average Annual Salary for Diesel Mechanics Technology:

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the average entry level salary is $30,000

Necessary Education for Diesel Mechanics Technology Career:

Degree in either:

  • Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician
  • Medium/Heavy Vehicle and Truck Technology/Technician
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What is Diesel Mechanics Technology in a nutshell?

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul trucks, buses, and all types of diesel engines. Include mechanics working primarily with automobile diesel engines.

Types of Diesel Mechanics Technology jobs:

  • Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers
  • Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines
  • Motorboat Mechanics
  • Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics
  • Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators

Diesel Mechanics Technology Skills & Responsibilities:

The diesel engine is the workhorse powering the Nation's trucks and buses because it delivers more power, is more efficient, and is more durable than its gasoline-burning counterpart. Diesel-powered engines also are becoming more prevalent in light vehicles, including passenger vehicles, pickups, and other work trucks.


  • Mechanical
  • Design
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Transportation


  • Reading Comprehension
  • Repairing
  • Troubleshooting
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Complex Problem Solving


  • Manual Dexterity
  • Arm Hand Steadiness
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Near Vision
  • Deductive Reasoning
  • Information Ordering
  • Logical mind

Future Outlook for Diesel Mechanics Technology career:

Employment of diesel service technicians and mechanics is expected to increase about as fast as the average for all occupations through the year 2014.


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