DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists
Occupational Description: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.
|Geography||Employment||Emp SE*||Mean||Mean SE*||10th||25th||Median||75th||90th|
|EDR 1 - Northwest||130||24||$18.87/hr||$0.60/hr||$13.96/hr||$15.84/hr||$18.24/hr||$21.58/hr||$24.72/hr|
|*SE = Standard error, a measure of the statistical reliability of the estimate.|
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|Employment||Median Wage||% Change -|
|Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators||50||$20.83/hr||N/A|
|Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines||40||$24.93/hr||N/A|
|Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers||30||$20.26/hr||N/A|
Tasks for Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists
- Inspects defective equipment and diagnoses malfunctions, using test instruments, such as motor analyzers, chassis charts, and pressure gauges.
- Reconditions and replaces parts, pistons, bearings, gears, and valves.
- Attaches test instruments to equipment and reads dials and gauges to diagnose malfunctions.
- Changes oil, checks batteries, repairs tires and tubes, and lubricates equipment and machinery.
- Adjusts brakes, aligns wheels, tightens bolts and screws, and reassembles equipment.
- Examines and adjusts protective guards, loose bolts, and specified safety devices.
- Operates valve-grinding machine to grind and reset valves.
- Reads job orders and observes and listens to operating equipment to ensure conformance to specifications or to determine malfunctions.
- Disassembles and overhauls internal combustion engines, pumps, generators, transmissions, clutches, and rear ends.
- Inspects and verifies dimensions and clearances of parts to ensure conformance to factory specifications.
- Inspects, repairs, and maintains automotive and mechanical equipment and machinery, such as pumps and compressors.