Diesel Technician / Mechanic Job Duties
Some are listed below:
- Talk to customers and try to identify problem areas or parts
- Examine, maintain, fine-tune, repair, troubleshoot diesel engines
- Lubricate braking systems and rebuild / attach new engines and various parts
- Make sure that the brakes, gears and mechanical parts in automobiles work properly
- Provide preventive maintenance / regular / inspections / checkups and advise customers to avoid future problems that could prove costly
- Assist / coordinate with other technicians
- Make sure the automobile they currently work on complies with the state and national regulations, meets safety and environmental factors, etc.
- Adjust / test / checkup / fine-tune steering / suspensions / transmissions, etc.
- Measure oil, temperature, gas used in the regulating components
- Test drive automobiles
- Neatly maintain their work area and store / clean their tools properly
- Keep records using appropriate forms
- Keep up with up-to-date repair techniques / tools / automobiles
- Use protective safety glasses / hearing blocks / toe-boots / shields
Most Automotive Technicians including Diesel Service Technicians / Mechanics are subjected to random drugs / alcohol examinations. They need to complete annual training and pass the safety examinations / assessments.
Diesel Mechanics / Technicians may need to:
- Do hard manual work which includes frequent stooping, bending, climbing, etc.
- Lift and shift heavy weights
- Work on random or late-night shifts
- Work on open areas during peak summer / winter seasons
Plus they may:
- Encounter accidents or injuries, as Diesel Service Technicians / Mechanics are frequently exposed to gas, heat, fire, etc.