ENTRY LEVEL DIESEL TECHNICIAN FAST TRACK
Complete in less than 5 months
Why take the Diesel Technician Fast Track?
Diesel mechanics diagnose engine trouble, dismantle the engine when necessary, and replace or repair defective parts. They reassemble the engine and repair mechanical and electrical faults in construction machinery. In most cases electrical diagnostic equipment is used to locate problems - experienced diesel mechanics are able to locate a problem by listening to the noise in the engine. Mechanical parts are replaced or minor adjustments made.
Diesel mechanics also complete job cards, furnish information on the parts that should be ordered, and assist in training learners. They often perform administrative and managerial tasks. Working conditions of the diesel mechanic vary according to the place of employment - for instance, a well-equipped workshop or farm, ship, or construction site.
What Are the Duties of a Diesel Technician?
Diesel technicians make major and minor engine repairs and work on a vehicle’s electrical and exhaust systems to comply with pollution regulations.
Diesel engine maintenance and repair is becoming more complex as engines and other components use more electronic systems to control their operation. For example, fuel injection and engine timing systems rely on microprocessors to maximize fuel efficiency and minimize harmful emissions. In most shops, workers often use hand-held or laptop computers to diagnose problems and adjust engine functions.
Diesel technicians also use a variety of power and machine tools, such as pneumatic wrenches, lathes, grinding machines, and welding equipment. Hand tools, including pliers, sockets, and ratchets, and screwdrivers, are commonly used.
What Is My Occupational Outlook?
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that employment of diesel service technicians and mechanics is projected to grow 5 percent from 2018 to 2028, about as fast as the average for all occupations. As more freight is shipped across the country, additional diesel-powered trucks will be needed to carry freight wherever trains and pipelines are not available or economical. In addition, diesel cars and light trucks are becoming more popular, and more diesel technicians will be needed to maintain and repair these vehicles. The median annual wage for diesel service technicians and mechanics was $48, 500 in May 2019.
What Education Do I Need?
Workers who have completed post-secondary education should have the best job opportunities. Workers without postsecondary education often require more supervision and on-the-job instruction than others. These untrained workers will face stronger competition for jobs because training is an expensive and time-consuming process for employers.
The major benefits of attending the Entry Level Diesel Technician Fast Track Certificate program through Lenape Tech’s Adult and Continuing Education are:
Program can be completed in just a few months
Small class sizes - only 10 students per session
ASE Certification prep, OSHA 10, and PA State Inspection Category 1 included
Employers actively recruit from our programs
We understand that the majority of our students may need to work while they attend classes. To accommodate those students, all classes are offered at online and night. Don’t let your current job and the schedule of classes discourage you from registering today!
This training is WIOA approved.