Bus & Truck Mechanics & Diesel Engine Specialists
Also called: Mechanic, Diesel Mechanic, Bus Mechanic, General Repair Mechanic
In the Air Force: Special Vehicle Maintenance Journeyman, Fire Fighting Vehicles; Vehicle And Vehicular Equipment Maintenance Journeyman
In the Army: Cannon Crewmember; Field Artillery (FA) Firefinder Radar Operator; Field Artillery Automated Tactical Data System Specialist; Fire Support Specialist; Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) Operations/Fire Direction Specialist; Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS)/High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) Crewmember; PATRIOT Launching Station Enhanced Operator/Maintainer; Power Generation Equipment Repairer; STRYKER Systems Maintainer; Tracked Vehicle Repairer
In the Marine Corps: Assault Amphibious Vehicle (AAV) Repairer/Technician; Engineer Equipment Mechanic; Main Battle Tank (MBT) Repairer/Technician; Small Craft Mechanic
In the Navy: 16V146TI Diesel Engine/Waste Heat System Technician; Advanced Construction Mechanic; Aviation Support Equipmentman; Caterpillar Electronically Controlled Engine Technician; Cummins Diesel Engines Technician; LSD-41/49 Class Advanced Engineering Control System-Machinery Control System (AECS-MCS) Propulsion Systems Technician; MTU Diesel 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
- 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.
- Inspect brake systems, steering mechanisms, wheel bearings, and other important parts to ensure that they are in proper operating condition.
- Adjust and reline brakes, align wheels, tighten bolts and screws, and reassemble equipment.
Engineering and Technology
Safety and Government
Arts and Humanities
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
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
per year, on average
This work is part of the green economy.
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