Job Description & Responsibilities
Diesel mechanics get their hands greasy working the big jobs and getting paid well for it. The diesel mechanic resume shows that the candidate knows everything about electrical and cooling systems, engines, and other diesel components. They can utilize both diagnostic computing software and plain old hands-on tactics to identify mechanical and technical problems, as well as perform standard oil changes and engine rebuilds. Diesel engines differ from typical gas powered engines. Their services require unique techniques and procedures. Even though they can be found in cars and light duty trucks, diesel engines tend to be found in larger, more powerful vehicles like boats, trucks, buses, cranes and bulldozers. These are complex machines and the smallest problem can be the cause of big issues. A well constructed diesel mechanic resume shows that the candidate has an eye for detail when it comes to maintaining and repairing these machines.
It’s not unusual for diesel mechanics to get their experience on the job. Many come from more conventional mechanics background. As the field is becoming more specialized, hiring managers are leaning toward candidates with formal training in diesel repair. There are vocational programs that offer in-class and hands-on instruction, many with assistance programs that lead to internships and even employment. While it’s not required, the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence provides testing and certifications that will impress hiring managers. Diesel mechanics need to be personable. They have to impress customers with their dependability and professionalism, listening and supplying all the right answers.
They will need a solid understanding of computers and other diagnostic equipment for analyzing on-board systems. Salary In 2011, diesel engine mechanics were earning 20.63 an hour, or close to 43,000 dollars a year. The highest paid were earning 61,000 or more. Salaries can be affected by industry, such as working on freight vehicles, public transportation systems, or working for local or federal government (government being a relatively high paying area). Sample Diesel Mechanic Resume A well built diesel mechanic resume will open doors to hiring managers and the best positions. Use it as a template for designing a resume that highlights specialized skills and training that promotes your knowledge of the ins and outs of the most powerful vehicles on the market.
1 Main Street
New Cityland, CA 91010
Cell: (555) 322-7337
Dedicated Diesel Mechanic with over 10 years’ experience in heavy equipment repair and maintenance. Familiar with safety standards and all manner of repairs. Consistently adhere to dealer, factory, and company standards for maintenance and repair work.
Basic math skills
Truck and bus knowledge
Complete engine overhauls
Clean driving record
Strong problem solver
Organized and detail-oriented
September 2009 to Current
Burton Truck Center New Cityland, CA
Inspect, service, and maintain diesel engines.
Use hand and power tools and specialized machinery.
Disassemble, repair, and reassemble engines.
Completely overhaul non-working engines.
Weld joints and components, source materials, and fabricate parts to complete repairs.
Minimize waste by working efficiently and accurately.
Clean and lubricate component parts.
May 2007 to August 2009
Wong Equipment Company New Cityland, CA
Reviewed driver information about equipment performance and asked probing questions.
Troubleshot malfunctions to determine root causes.
Drove vehicles before and after repairs for diagnostic purposes.
Removed and replaced component parts like belts, pumps, and brake systems.
Worked irregular shifts with emergency after hours call-outs.
Followed all safety regulations and helped others do the same.
June 2004 to April 2007
National Trucking Company New Cityland, CA
Maintained and repaired diesel trucks and trailers.
Diagnosed vehicle malfunctions and wrote repair orders.
Performed preventative and scheduled maintenance.
Road tested vehicles after service to test functionality.
Professional Courses and Certifications
ASE Diesel Mechanic Certification – 2011
Diesel Mechanics/Heavy Truck Maintenance Program – 2005