Bus & Truck Mechanics & Diesel Engine Specialists
Also called: Bus Mechanic, Diesel Mechanic, Diesel Technician, Mechanic
In the Air Force: Special Vehicle Maintenance Journeyman, Fire Fighting Vehicles; Vehicle And Vehicular Equipment Maintenance Journeyman
In the Army: Aircraft Powerplant Repairer; BRADLEY Fighting Vehicle System Maintainer; Construction Equipment Repairer; Field Artillery Surveyor/Meteorological Crewmember; M1 Abrams Tank System Maintainer; Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS)/High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) Crewmember; PATRIOT Launching Station Enhanced Operator/Maintainer; Petroleum Supply Specialist; STRYKER Systems Maintainer; Tracked Vehicle Repairer
In the Marine Corps: Aircraft Maintenance Support Equipment Hydraulic/Pneumatic/Structures Mechanic; Assault Amphibious Vehicle (AAV) Repairer/Technician; Engineer Equipment Mechanic; Field Artillery Surveyor/Meteorological Crewmember; Helicopter Crew Chief, CH-53; Helicopter Power Plants Mechanic, T-400/T-700; Light Armored Vehicle (LAV) Repairer/Technician; Motor Transport Maintenance Chief; Power Generation Equipment Repairer; Tiltrotor Mechanic, MV-22
In the Navy: 16V146TI Diesel Engine/Waste Heat System Technician; Advanced Construction Mechanic; Aviation Support Equipment Technician Basic; Caterpillar Diesel Technician; Construction Mechanic Basic; LSD-41 Class Propulsion System Technician; MCM Propulsion Technician; NAMTS Diesel Engine, Governor and Injector Repair Technician, ALCO (251C) and General Motors EMD (645) Specialization; NAMTS Diesel Engine, Governor and Injector Repair Technician, Fairbanks Morse (38D 8-1/8) and Colt Pielstick (PC2.5V) Specialization; PAXMAN Valenta Diesel Engine Operator
- Inspect brake systems, steering mechanisms, wheel bearings, and other important parts to ensure that they are in proper operating condition.
- Use handtools such as screwdrivers, pliers, wrenches, pressure gauges, and precision instruments, as well as power tools such as pneumatic wrenches, lathes, welding equipment, and jacks and hoists.
- Adjust and reline brakes, align wheels, tighten bolts and screws, and reassemble equipment.
Engineering and Technology
Safety and Government
Hand and Finger Use
Ideas and Logic
Hearing and Speech
People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
You might use software like this on the job:
Facilities management software
Word processing software
Data base user interface and query software
You might like a career in one of these industries: