If you have an interest in working with cars and other vehicles, then a career as a diesel mechanic could be for you. As someone in this profession, you’d be responsible for inspecting and caring for vehicles with a diesel engine. This could include anything from buses and trucks to even construction machines. Diagnosing mechanical problems, inspecting parts, checking batteries, and adjusting tires are just some tasks that you could do in this career.
It’s this wide variety of skills to develop that makes this such a growing and exciting industry to explore! Still have questions about what diesel training is and what a career in it could mean for you. Our team would be happy to talk more with you.
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Western Pennsylvania has experienced a large demand for Diesel Technicians due to the regional growth of the Oil and Gas industry. According to the US Department of Labor (Bureau of Labor Statistics)*, about 285,300 diesel service technicians and mechanics were employed in 2018. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Diesel Service Technicians can earn an average of $22.76/hour or $47,350 annually.
We provide students with hands-on training from ASE Certified Instructors in the truck and heavy equipment field. Students learn every aspect of the trucks, from hydraulics and transmissions to refrigeration systems and engine diagnostics. Our students are trained for a PA state inspection license, receive preparation for ASE Certifications, and awarded a diploma upon graduation.
At Rosedale Technical College, our mission is to provide students with an education that can help them succeed in the area they’re most passionate about. We do this through practical learning and events like our Women in the Trades event, diagnostic seminars, and more to help students reach their full potential. Meet with us at one of our open houses to find out more about how an education at Rosedale can help prepare you for the future!
The Ben Wilke Training Center contains a 36,000 square foot shop dedicated to diesel training. The shop contains equipment you would find in a commercial garage or commercial freight company so you can know exactly what your career could look like.