Bus and Truck
Mechanic and Diesel
Transportation & Logistics
Are you interested in car and truck engines?
Explore a career as a BUS AND TRUCK MECHANIC OR DIESEL ENGINE SPECIALIST.
What is it?
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists are trained specifically to maintain and repair larger trucks and diesel engines, which are different from regular car engines. Buses and trucks are driven almost daily which can involve a lot of stopping and starting, and heavy cargo deliveries. These vehicles have higher safety regulations and must be maintained properly. With the increase in truck deliveries comes an increase in the need for maintenance.
What will I do?
Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists will diagnose, adjust, repair or overhaul buses and trucks as well as maintain and repair diesel truck engines. This includes servicing brake, wheel and tire systems; changing oil, checking batteries and belts; and performing computerized diagnostics to identify problems.
Can lead you to these jobs:
- Automotive Service Technician
- Control and Valve Installer and Repairer
- Farm Equipment Mechanic
- Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanic
- Motorboat Service Technician
- Motorcycle Mechanic
Important characteristics for this job include:
- Critical thinking
- Detailed oriented
- Good eye-hand coordination
- Problem solving
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Bus and Truck Mechanic and Diesel Engine Specialist
Employment Stats in Lake County
EDUCATION LEVEL NEEDED
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Source – Emsi, 2019
Interested in pursuing a career as a Bus and Truck Mechanic and Diesel Engine Specialist?
IF YOU ARE IN HIGH SCHOOL:
Check first with your local high school to see if they offer a Automotive Service program. You can also register for the Automotive Service programs offered by the Tech Campus.
IF YOU NEED TUITION
OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE:
Training grants are available to assist you with tuition or financial assistance through the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA).
IF YOU HAVE
GRADUATED HIGH SCHOOL:
Check out available Automotive Technology programs offered by the College of Lake County.
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