Getting Started as an Diesel Mechanic


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What do Diesel Mechanics do?

Diesel mechanics are the backbone of the economy. They keep trucks, busses, trains and equipment on the road and on the job. If a truck is out of service for any period of time then the company isn’t making money. Because of this unique demand many diesel mechanics are well compensated and given endless opportunities for overtime hours. It’s not rare for a diesel mechanics to work 7 days a week if he wants to.

Diesel Mechanic Career Highlights:

  • Work with large trucks and heavy equipment
  • Work with your hands
  • Fix things that make money
  • New challenges daily
  • Ability to specialize

How Much do Diesel Mechanics Make?

Entry Level: $40,000 
Salary for higher skilled diesel mechanics: $50,000 – $60,000 
Management opportunities $100,000+
Salary Source [CHRON]

Types of Diesel Mechanic Jobs:

  • Commercial Repair Tech
  • Marine Tech
  • Railroad Tech
  • Small Diesel Engine Mechanic
  • Fixed Diesel Engine Mechanic (Generators, etc)

Diesel Mechanic Schools:

Get a hands-on education at Lincoln Tech. Designed for today’s tough job market, our in-depth programs cover many fields including: Health Sciences, Business and Information Technology, Hospitality, Automotive Technology, HVAC Technology and Electrical Systems Technology. Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. Programs vary by campus.

Programs:

  • Automotive Technology
Locations: Columbia

At Universal Technical Institute (UTI), you won't just train for a career. You'll train for success. The hands-on training and high-tech skills you'll get at UTI can put you on the fast track toward a rewarding career as a professional technician. Across the nation, you'll find UTI-trained technicians working in great jobs with leading manufacturers, dealerships and repair shops. 

Programs:

  • Automotive
  • NASCAR
Locations: Mooresville