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Diesel Mechanics

About the job

Diesel Mechanics keep industries running by helping solve mechanical problems and making workplaces efficient and safe. They are also known as industrial machinery repairers, maintenance machinists and millwrights. If you like active or physical work, solving problems, and enjoy working with machines, this career has a lot to offer you.

What you'll do

As a Diesel Mechanic, you’ll:

  • Handle many kinds of repairs
  • Work on the vehicle’s electrical system and make major engine repairs
  • Retrofit exhaust systems with emission control systems to comply with pollution regulations
  • Work with plenty of tools, from computerized diagnostic equipment to power and machine tools

Interests

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Problem Solving

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Operating Tools and Equipment

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Technology and Computing

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Diesel Mechanics

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* For this career, it’s recommended that you have this type of education.

* Ratings based on data collected from the Louisiana Workforce Commission. Where regional data is not available, state data is shown.