Diesel mechanics inspect and maintain the engines, brakes, steering, and other important parts of diesel vehicles. They need to be good with tools and understand how engines work. Diesel mechanics also need to be have great critical thinking and problem solving skills.
Responsibilities: Diesel mechanics a responsible for ensuring that diesel vehicles and equipment are in working order. They must prevent malfunctions by proactively maintaining equipment so as to keep machinery running at its full capacity.
Recommended High School Courses:
Intro to Welding
Intro to Mechanics
Intro to Electrical Wiring
Technical School - Diesel Mechanics
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