• Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists
  • Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 44,150
    $31,220 range bar $62,610
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Moderately Growing
  • Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists and mechanics inspect, repair, or overhaul buses, trucks, and anything else with a diesel engine.

What do they typically do

  • Inspect brake systems, steering mechanisms, transmissions, engines, and other parts of vehicles
  • Follow a checklist of inspection procedures
  • Repair or replace malfunctioning components, parts, and other mechanical or electrical equipment
  • Raise trucks, buses, and heavy parts or equipment by using hydraulic jacks or hoists
  • Adjust and align wheels, tighten bolts and screws, and attach system components
  • Read and interpret diagnostic test results from diagnostic equipment such as an oscilloscope, which is used to measure the voltage produced by electronic components
  • Do routine maintenance, such as changing oil, checking batteries, and lubricating equipment and parts
  • Test drive vehicles to diagnose malfunctions

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +0.5%
Job Opening 950

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