Diesel Mechanic Licenses and Certifications- an Overview

What Do Diesel Mechanics Do?

Some are listed below, they need to:

  • Inspect diesel equipment
  • Do preventive maintenance procedures
  • Check for automobile diesel engine deficiencies
  • Perform diagnostic tests
  • Keep records
  • Comply with pollution regulations
  • Update themselves with the current job knowledge/safety standards on periodic intervals

Diesel Mechanic Careers

Diesel Mechanics/Technicians work in automobile dealerships, private auto garages, automobile manufacturing units, repair shops, retail shops, and more.

Diesel Mechanic Training/Certification

Some technical school students such as Diesel Service Technician students opt for on-the-job training under highly experienced professionals in combination with classroom instructions to get hands-on apprenticeship experience. Most Diesel Service Technician Apprenticeship program administrators, now-a-days, require aspiring Diesel Service Technicians to have completed a high school diploma/ equivalent and to be Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certified. Aspiring Diesel Service Technicians may enroll in preparatory training programs offered by the Automotive Youth Education Systems (AYES).

Diesel Mechanic Schools

Many accredited community colleges/vocational/trade schools offer Diesel Service Technician certificate or associate’s programs. Course curriculum includes basics of diesel technology, proper interpretation of manuals/diagnostic reports, diesel engine repair techniques, etc. Diesel Service Technician/Mechanic schools are accredited by The National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF).

Diesel Mechanic Outlook

The Bureau of Labor Statistics cites that the employment of Diesel Service Technicians and Mechanics are projected to grow up to 12% from 2014-2024, due to the ever increasing number of automobiles.