Diesel Engine Mechanics 


Diesel mechanics repair and build large engines and other machines.


Work: Clean, lubricate, and maintain equipment; and test/diagnose malfunctions using computerized/other testing equipment, and adjust/repair equipment to meet manufacturers' specifications , Perform repair work on heavy trucks , Attach components and adjust new farm equipment

Title Examples: Diesel Mechnic, Heavy-Duty Equipment Technician, Heavy-Duty Mechanic Apprentice, Mechanic

Useful Secondary School subjects: Industrial Arts, Mechanics, Math, English

Degrees associated with this career: Certificate, Diploma, Post-diploma

Requirements: You usually need a high school diploma. , To gain trade certification, you usually need either a three- to five-year apprenticeship program or a combination of over four years' work experience in the trade and some high school, college or industry courses in heavy equipment repair. , Heavy-duty equipment mechanic trade certification is compulsory in Quebec and Alberta and available, but voluntary, in all other provinces/territories. , With experience, you may move up the ranks to become a supervisor. , Most recent entrants have a trade/vocational certificate or a community college diploma.

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