Instructor: Mr. Kurt Brothers
Diesel Mechanics teaches students how to maintain and repair heavy duty trucks and equipment. This course also does work on both Diesel and Gasoline engines. Students learn to do all kinds of different skills, which include troubleshooting and complete repair work. They also may specialize in one or two key areas of repair or maintenance.
Areas of Instruction
- Mechanic Tools
- Machine Tools
- Welding Equipment
- Flame Cutting Equipment
- Common Hand Tools
- Test Equipment
What are the benefits?
The benefits are endless with career as a diesel equipment mechanic. These types of engines are not only seen in pick-ups and larger trucks, but they are now being seen in lighter vehicles as well. Jobs are increasing daily in this field. Students can attain their PA Inspection Mechanic Certification, BrakeCertification and OSHA certification.
Types of jobs upon graduation are:
- Differential Mechanic
- Hydraulic Mechanic
- Diesel Engine Repair Technician
- Engine Overhaul Mechanic
To be successful at any career, a person must know what it takes to master the trade.
For a diesel equipment mechanic, these skills are necessary:
- Physical strength to lift heavy parts
- Reading and math comprehension
- Logical thinking
- Able to multi-task
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