Bus & Truck Mechanics & Diesel Engine Specialists


Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul buses and trucks, or maintain and repair any type of diesel engines. Includes mechanics working primarily with automobile or marine diesel engines.
Also called: Bus Mechanic, Diesel Mechanic, Diesel Technician, Mechanic

Knowledge:

    Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical
  • product and service development
    Transportation
  • movement of people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road
    Business
  • customer service
  • management
    Safety and Government
  • public safety and security

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • talking to others
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilites:

    Hand and Finger Use
  • hold or move items with your hands
  • put together small parts with your fingers
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems
    Controlled Movement
  • quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat
  • use your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down
    Hearing and Speech
  • tell the difference between sounds

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Integrity

Technology:

    Facilities management software
  • Computerized maintenance management system software CMMS
  • Shop management software
    Analytical or scientific software
  • Cummins Insite
  • Engine diagnostic software
    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel

Education:

    high school diploma/GED
    no high school diploma/GED
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