After graduating from Automotive Training Center there are many career paths available for diesel mechanics. This diverse field puts you at the forefront of diesel technology. What are some of the jobs you might qualify for after graduating from our Diesel Mechanic School?
We’re glad you asked. While there are many options out there, these are the top five opportunities to pursue following diesel mechanic training near Exton and Warminster here at ATC.
1. Diesel Engine Technician
Of course, this may be the most obvious one and the most applicable fit. Diesel mechanic training prepares you to become a diesel technician. You’ll work with any sort of vehicle that runs on diesel. You’ll learn about diesel engines, electrical systems, and go in-depth on how a diesel engine differentiates from a gasoline engine.
You’ll need to have a complete understanding of diesel engines and apply what you’ve learned. You may work in an auto shop, for a large transit authority, or even a military organization.
2. Fleet Mechanic
If you’ve covered being a diesel technician and are looking for a different opportunity, being a fleet mechanic can be enticing. You’ll work with large organizations and manufacturers to maintain fleets of diesel-based cars or trucks.
There are plenty of opportunities available, particularly because many companies and organizations have an overwhelmingly large number of vehicles to maintain. You may be inspecting police and fire vehicles, refuse trucks, and construction and support equipment, ensuring they’re road-ready.
3. Heavy-Equipment Specialist
Many larger vehicles designed to handle heavy loads will require a diesel engine. A diesel technician may focus on smaller cars and SUVs along with boats, but heavy-equipment technicians will handle construction vehicles and perhaps even locomotives.
If you’re working on heavy equipment, you’ll need to ensure these machines are working as they should. It’s an opportunity to work on the industry’s most robust machines.
4. Farm Equipment Mechanic
Each day, farmers rely on their equipment to harvest crops across America. Should you choose to become a farm equipment mechanic, you’ll need to be comfortable working both inside and outside. You’ll see your fair share of tractors, harvesters, and other related heavy-duty equipment.
You may work with farmers privately, or with government agencies to help maintain diesel vehicles that power the agricultural industry.
5. Diesel Service Writer
A service writer is an important job for many businesses, as it helps to provide a connection between a customer and an organization. As a service writer, you’ll listen to customers as they tell you of any issues they might be having with their diesel engine.
Then, you’ll create an estimate of repair costs and services, explaining to them what needs to be done and how long the service will take. Service writers will continue to keep customers up-to-date throughout the repair process.
Pursue Your Education Here at ATC
In the Diesel Mechanic School at ATC, you’ll have the chance to work on diesel engines and find out what motivates you when it comes to diesel technology.
In the meantime, check out our eBook, Everything You Wanted to Know About Diesel, for more information about these engines and what it takes to become a technician.