YOUR CAREER AS A BUS AND TRUCK MECHANIC AND DIESEL ENGINE SPECIALIST

When it comes to engines, the bigger, the better, right? If you’re nodding in agreement, check out this in-demand career.

A bus and truck mechanic working on his diesel truck.

A Day in the Life of a Bus and Truck Mechanic

When it comes to engines, the bigger, the better, right? If you’re nodding in agreement, check out this in-demand career.


MEDIAN INCOME

$44K


ANNUAL OPENINGS

840


PROJECTED JOB GROWTH

10.9%


WHAT IS A BUS AND TRUCK MECHANIC AND DIESEL ENGINE SPECIALIST?

Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists diagnose, adjust, repair or overhaul buses and trucks or maintain and repair any type of diesel engines. They follow checklists to ensure that all critical parts are examined and even test-drive vehicles to confirm that they run smoothly. This career includes mechanics working primarily with automobile or marine diesel engines.

ARE YOU A GOOD FIT?

Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists possess these qualities:

  • INTEREST IN HOW THINGS WORK
  • DEDUCTIVE REASONING
  • MECHANICALLY MINDED

WHAT DO BUS AND TRUCK MECHANICS AND DIESEL ENGINE SPECIALISTS DO?

Diesel engine specialist consults with a customer.

Consult with customers, read work orders and determine work required

Diesel engine work procedure technical charts in a mechanic shop.

Plan work procedures, using technical charts and manuals.

Male bus and truck mechanic performing an under the hood check.

Inspect brake systems, steering mechanisms, transmissions, engines and other parts of vehicles.

Diesel engine specialist running a diagnostic test to find mechanical problems.

Read and interpret diagnostic test results to identify mechanical problems.

Bus and truck mechanic repairing interior mechanical and electrical equipment.

Repair or replace malfunctioning components, parts and other mechanical or electrical equipment.

Tire rotation being performed at a bus and truck mechanic shop.

Perform basic care and maintenance, including changing oil, checking fluid levels and rotating tires.


EDUCATION & TRAINING

Check out the educational requirements for a bus and truck mechanic and diesel engine specialist career.

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High school diploma or equivalent

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Long-term on-the-job training


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