• Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists
  • Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 50,290
    $36,380 range bar $70,670
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Moderately Growing
  • Diesel service technicians and mechanics (also known as diesel technicians) inspect, repair, or overhaul buses and trucks, or maintain and repair any type of 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 +1.0%
Job Openings 1,171

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