We are seeking a skilled and experienced Diesel Mechanic to join our team. As a Diesel Mechanic, you will be responsible for diagnosing, repairing, and maintaining diesel engines and related components. Your expertise will contribute to the overall performance and reliability of our fleet of vehicles and equipment. The ideal candidate is knowledgeable in diesel engine systems, has a keen eye for detail, and possesses excellent problem-solving skills.
- Secondary (high) school graduation certificate
1 year to less than 2 years
- Conduct routine maintenance and inspections of diesel engines to ensure optimal performance and longevity.
- Diagnose and troubleshoot mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic issues in diesel engines and related components.
- Repair or replace faulty parts, such as fuel injectors, turbochargers, exhaust systems, and cooling systems.
- Perform engine tune-ups and adjustments to meet manufacturer specifications.
- Utilize diagnostic equipment and tools to identify and rectify engine malfunctions.
- Maintain accurate records of repairs, maintenance, and parts inventory.
- Adhere to safety guidelines and maintain a clean and organized work area.
- Stay updated on the latest advancements in diesel technology and attend training programs as needed.
- Collaborate with team members and communicate effectively to ensure efficient workflow and customer satisfaction.
- Provide exceptional customer service and address inquiries or concerns regarding diesel engine performance.
- High school diploma or equivalent.
- Completion of a vocational or technical training program in diesel technology is preferred.
- Proven experience as a diesel mechanic, with a strong understanding of diesel engine systems and components.
- Knowledge of diagnostic equipment and tools used in diesel engine repair.
- Proficiency in reading and interpreting technical manuals and diagrams.
- Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
- Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
- Strong communication skills and customer service-oriented mindset.
- Valid driver’s license with a clean driving record.
- Troubleshoot and inspect equipment to detect faults and malfunctions
- Diagnose faults or malfunctions using computerized and other testing equipment to determine extent of repair required
- Order parts and maintain inventory
- Adjust equipment and repair or replace defective parts
- Test repaired equipment for proper performance and to ensure that work meets manufacturers’ specifications
- Clean, lubricate and perform other maintenance work
- Perform repair work on heavy trucks
- Service attachments and working tools
- Verify and repair emission control systems
Experience and specialization
Diesel engine repair specialization
- Major internal engine repairs or overhaul
- Installation and alignment of engines and machinery
Security and safety
Work conditions and physical capabilities
- Physically demanding
- Attention to detail
- Bending, crouching, kneeling
- Handling heavy loads
- Steel-toed safety boots
- Safety glasses/goggles
- Team player
Who can apply to this job?
Only apply to this job if:
- You are a Canadian citizen, a permanent or a temporary resident of Canada.
- You have a valid Canadian work permit.
If you are not authorized to work in Canada, do not apply. The employer will not respond to your application.
How to apply
Here are some frequently asked questions and answers about Automotive body mechanic:
What is a diesel mechanic?
A diesel mechanic is a skilled technician who specializes in the repair, maintenance, and servicing of diesel engines. They work with a variety of vehicles and equipment that are powered by diesel engines, such as trucks, buses, construction equipment, and agricultural machinery.
What does a diesel mechanic do?
Diesel mechanics are responsible for diagnosing and repairing mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic issues in diesel engines. Their tasks include performing routine maintenance, conducting engine inspections, troubleshooting problems, replacing or repairing faulty components, and ensuring the overall performance and efficiency of diesel-powered vehicles and equipment.
What are the qualifications to become a diesel mechanic?
To become a diesel mechanic, you typically need a high school diploma or equivalent. Many diesel mechanics acquire their skills through vocational or technical training programs in diesel technology. These programs provide hands-on training in engine diagnostics, repair techniques, and electrical systems. Some employers may also require professional certifications, such as those offered by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).
What skills are necessary to be a successful diesel mechanic?
Successful diesel mechanics possess a strong mechanical aptitude and a thorough understanding of diesel engine systems. They should have excellent problem-solving skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work with various tools and diagnostic equipment. Additionally, effective communication skills and the ability to work independently or as part of a team are important for collaborating with colleagues and providing quality service to customers.
What are the career prospects for diesel mechanics?
The demand for skilled diesel mechanics is expected to remain strong due to the widespread use of diesel engines in various industries. Diesel mechanics can find employment in automotive repair shops, trucking companies, construction companies, government agencies, and equipment dealerships. With experience and additional training, opportunities for advancement into supervisory or managerial roles within the field may also become available.
What is the working environment like for diesel mechanics?
Diesel mechanics work in a variety of settings, including repair shops, garages, and outdoor job sites. They may be exposed to noise, fumes, and potentially hazardous substances. While some diesel mechanics work regular business hours, others may be required to work evenings, weekends, or be on-call for emergency repairs.
How do I become a diesel mechanic?
To become a diesel mechanic, you can start by completing a high school diploma or equivalent. Consider enrolling in a vocational or technical training program in diesel technology to gain the necessary knowledge and skills. After completing your training, you can seek entry-level positions or apprenticeships to further develop your expertise. It is also beneficial to stay updated on the latest advancements in diesel technology and pursue professional certifications to enhance your career prospects.