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Diesel Mechanic

1,291

Statewide
Job Postings
64th

Out of 439
Jobs In-Demand
7,740

Currently Employed
in Indiana
$16.34 - $23.86

Avg. Hourly Wage
Indiana
$17.19 - $27.24

Avg. Hourly Wage
USA
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Diesel Mechanic - Indiana Regions Overview:

The graph above shows that there were 1,291 job postings for the occupation of Diesel Mechanic in Indiana during 2013 and 2014. The vertical bar chart shows which regions had the most demand for Diesel Mechanic. These numbers represent current demand as advertised in online job postings and do not necessarily indicate projected job growth in the future. Nevertheless, these numbers are a valid barometer for gauging recent job demand statewide and regionally in Indiana.

What Diesel Mechanic Do:

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul buses and trucks, or maintain and repair any type of diesel engines. Includes mechanics working primarily with automobile or marine diesel engines.

Common Job Activities:

  • Inspect brake systems, steering mechanisms, wheel bearings, and other important parts to ensure that they are in proper operating condition.
  • Use handtools such as screwdrivers, pliers, wrenches, pressure gauges, and precision instruments, as well as power tools such as pneumatic wrenches, lathes, welding equipment, and jacks and hoists.
  • Adjust and reline brakes, align wheels, tighten bolts and screws, and reassemble equipment.
  • Examine and adjust protective guards, loose bolts, and specified safety devices.
  • Perform routine maintenance such as changing oil, checking batteries, and lubricating equipment and machinery.
  • Test drive trucks and buses to diagnose malfunctions or to ensure that they are working properly.
  • Raise trucks, buses, and heavy parts or equipment using hydraulic jacks or hoists.
  • Attach test instruments to equipment, and read dials and gauges to diagnose malfunctions.
  • Rebuild gas or diesel engines.
  • Inspect and verify dimensions and clearances of parts to ensure conformance to factory specifications.
  • Inspect, test, and listen to defective equipment to diagnose malfunctions, using test instruments such as handheld computers, motor analyzers, chassis charts, and pressure gauges.
  • Recondition and replace parts, pistons, bearings, gears, and valves.
  • Rewire ignition systems, lights, and instrument panels.
  • Follow green operational practices involving conservation of water or energy or reduction of solid waste.
  • Align front ends and suspension systems.
  • Specialize in repairing and maintaining parts of the engine, such as fuel injection systems.
  • Adjust or repair computer controlled exhaust emissions devices.
  • Inspect, repair, and maintain automotive and mechanical equipment and machinery such as pumps and compressors.
  • Install or repair accessories.
  • Disassemble and overhaul internal combustion engines, pumps, generators, transmissions, clutches, and differential units.
  • Diagnose and repair vehicle heating and cooling systems.
  • Repair or adjust seats, doors, or windows.
  • Measure vehicle emissions to determine whether they are within acceptable limits.
  • Maintain or repair vehicles with alternative fuel systems, including biodiesel, hybrid, or compressed natural gas vehicles.
  • Operate valve-grinding machines to grind and reset valves.

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