Diesel Mechanic Job Description

Diesel Mechanic Job Description

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Diesel mechanic provides expert diagnosis, troubleshooting, routine services, preventative and reactive maintenance, repair and replacement of defective parts on mobile equipment, hydraulic and pneumatic equipment.

Diesel Mechanic Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective diesel mechanic job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included diesel mechanic job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Ensure all equipment meets DOT and other regulatory standards
Perform VCR on service truck and observe all safety, compliance and traffic laws
Performs general clean-up of work area
Report immediately any accidents, injuries or safety violations per company policy
May make service calls and roadside repairs as needed
Maintains parts inventory and orders supplies as needed
Welding and vehicle-washing associated with the above duties
Driving, loading, unloading, and operating various collection vehicles, forklifts, and/or other vehicles in order to facilitate job duties
Safety of vehicle and equipment Operating various types of electrical diagnostic equipment, overhead crane, truck hoist, forklift, electric and gas welding equipment
Operating various types of electrical diagnostic equipment, overhead crane, forklift, electric and gas welding equipment

Diesel Mechanic Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Diesel Mechanic

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: ASE, DC, OEM, A/C, CDL, T-4

Education for Diesel Mechanic

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the diesel mechanic job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Associate and High School Degree in Military, General Education, Business, Construction, Agriculture, Diesel, Leadership, High School Education, Technical, Education

Skills for Diesel Mechanic

Desired skills for diesel mechanic include:

Both gasoline and diesel powered equipment diagnosis and repair
Technical school within the next 3 months
Will be graduating from an accredited automotive college
Electrical systems & troubleshooting skills
Hydraulic systems & troubleshooting skills
CSA regulations

Desired experience for diesel mechanic includes:

Perfect for recent Technical School Grads with an interest in the automotive and diesel field
Ongoing technical training and advancement opportunities
Working for a stable and trusted industry leader founded in 1933
Uniforms provided along with a Boot Allowance & Tuition Reimbursemen
Must have a minimum of 2 years of experience with mechanical repairs and diagnostics on heavy duty and medium duty equipment
Ability to understand and communicate effectively, work shift work/weekend as required, perform all entry level tasks, and demonstrate mechanical aptitude

Diesel Mechanic Examples


Diesel Mechanic Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of diesel mechanic. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for diesel mechanic
  • Tire repairs
  • AC and other duties as assigned
  • Typical schedule will be M-F with some Saturdays working 45-55 hours per week
  • Performs welding, repair and fabrication
  • Wear proper PPE and company uniform
  • Diagnose and repair company vehicles and equipment, including heavy trucks, medium duty trucks, light duty autos, tank trailers, flatbed trailers, and small product pumps and fuel tanks
  • Develop and mentor the company’s less senior maintenance personnel
  • Follow standard operating procedures when diagnosing, repairing, and recording work completed on or to the company’s vehicles
  • Analyze and produce AFE and requests as needed
  • Review vendor quotes for accuracy and verify repairs when complete
Qualifications for diesel mechanic
  • Must have excellent evaluation skills, mechanical, and strong math skills to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals
  • Must have a two year degree in automotive or diesel mechanics with at least 1 year of on the job experience OR 2-3 year of on the job diesel mechanic experience
  • Basic welding skills, arc, wire feed, stick and gas
  • Hydraulic diagnosis and repair
  • Commercial Driver’s License a Plus / Class B
  • Ability to work SAFE at all times

Diesel Mechanic Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of diesel mechanic. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for diesel mechanic
  • Must pass a NON-Department of Transportation (DOT) physical examination and functional screen
  • Knowledge of methods, materials, tools and techniques used in the repair and maintenance of a variety of automotive and mechanical equipment is required
  • Confer with management teams to provide specialized solutions and equipment to meet customer requirements
  • Recommend improvement to existing or planned processes and equipment design
  • Keeps equipment available for use by completing preventive maintenance schedules
  • Enhances maintenance department and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests
  • Completion of maintenance inspections and checklists
  • Assemble, disassemble, inspect, repair and install components on vehicles - including engines and powertrain
  • Work may include all vehicle components or systems including engines, transmissions, differentials, brakes, electrical, HVAC, cooling, interiors, cabs, frames
  • Work may require following prints, sketches, or written or verbal assembly instructions
Qualifications for diesel mechanic
  • 1+ years of Diesel Mechanic experience or a Diesel Tech Degree
  • Valid class B commercial driver’s license or ability to obtain one within 30 days of employment
  • Work environment may be indoors in a shop, or outdoors to repair trucks on the road
  • 10 hour work days and Saturdays are required!!
  • Ability to obtain Class B CDL with air brakes endorsement within 6 months of employment
  • Ability to lift 50lbs repeatedly throughout the day

Diesel Mechanic Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a diesel mechanic. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for diesel mechanic
  • Perform welding operations when required
  • Start and maintain necessary documentation, records, and information
  • Assist in the development of product maintenance and assembly manuals
  • Provide detailed feedback, revision sketches, as appropriate during prototype activities
  • Training and guiding of other company employees
  • Diagnose, service, and repair vehicles and their systems such as mechanical, air brake systems, transmissions, and pneumatic systems
  • Mechanical, Hydraulic and Electrical diagnosis
  • Performs repairs and maintenance on heavy duty diesel trucks other District vehicles to maximize safe and productive operations
  • Occasionally makes emergency road calls to make repairs on trucks that break down while driving a collection route
  • Perform diagnosis and repairs on diesel trucks/engines
Qualifications for diesel mechanic
  • Valid Class B CDL with air brakes endorsement preferred or the ability to obtain in the future required
  • Must have at least 4 years of diesel mechanic experience
  • 1 Year of experience in heavy truck maintenance and repair, or completion of accredited vocational technical school program in Diesel Mechanics
  • CDL Class A or B is a plus
  • Ability to work Monday - Friday with an occasional Saturday - around 45-50 hours per week
  • Monday thru Friday work schedule

Diesel Mechanic Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of diesel mechanic. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for diesel mechanic
  • Repair/Replace bolt on body parts such as hoods and cab extenders
  • Perform basic or minor repairs and inspections on brakes, tires, wiring Perform basic and routine preventative maintenance on tractors and trailers
  • Operate and inspect mechanical equipment to diagnose defects
  • Analyze malfunctions and perform general overhaul, tune up or preventive maintenance of equipment
  • Dismantle and reassemble equipment
  • Plan work procedure using charges, technical manuals and experience
  • Repair, replace and adjust necessary units and parts
  • Enter labor lines and parts into repair order computer system
  • Travel to other company shop locations when staff is needed
  • Command of English language to communicate effectively with internal and external customers
Qualifications for diesel mechanic
  • Must have 2 years of waste experience
  • Electronic experience
  • Must be available to work days, nights, weekends, overtime and holidays
  • A minimum of 5 years heavy duty diesel mechanic experience is required OR 3 years experience AND successful completion of an accredited diesel mechanic program
  • MUST be computer literate and able to perform basic functions
  • Experience maintaining detailed record

Diesel Mechanic Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of diesel mechanic. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for diesel mechanic
  • Experience as a journey-level diesel mechanic is preferred
  • CDL, ASE, and state and/or federal inspection certifications are preferred but not required
  • Must have working knowledge of the operating principles of gas and diesel engines and repair of heavy trucks
  • Must have previous experience maintaining detailed and routine record keeping
  • Must possess knowledge of occupational hazards & standard safety precautions
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills to communicate to both internal and external customers
  • Use Cummins Insite, Cummins Quickserve, Diagnostic Link 8, DTNA, EPortalPaccar, Eaton Service Ranger 4, Bendix, & Meritor Wabco diagnostic software to troubleshoot and repair electronic controls and systems as needed
  • Inspection and repairs including air brake systems
  • Conducts periodic inspections and performs preventive maintenance per manufacturer's guidelines
  • Performs Federal Annual vehicle inspections in compliance with FMCSA
Qualifications for diesel mechanic
  • Possess standard knowledge of safety policies and procedures
  • Possess excellent interpersonal and written/verbal communication
  • Be able to work a varied schedule when needed
  • Have knowledge of FMCSA regulations and CVSA out of service criteria
  • Troubleshoot, diagnose and repair complex electrical problems
  • Ability to read and understand electrical and air system schematics

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