Diesel Mechanics test, diagnose, repair and maintain mechanical parts and diesel motors in a range of heavy vehicles such as trucks, buses, excavators and other plant equipment.
Diesel Mechanics also inspect, test, adjust, repair or replace transmissions, suspensions, steering mechanisms and vehicle components.
Diesel Mechanics have sound mechanical knowledge and enjoy repairing vehicles or equipment.
Diesel Mechanics have an interest in hands-on practical work and have analytical and problem-solving skills with strong attention to detail.
“I love the variety of work I get to do working in the mines” – Justin Burtt, Cement Australia
Tasks for this role
Detects and diagnoses faults in engines and parts.
Dismantles and removes engine assemblies, transmissions, steering mechanisms and other components, and checks parts.
Repairs and replaces worn and defective parts and reassembles mechanical components, and refers to service manuals as needed.
Reassembles engines and parts after being repaired.
Tests and adjusts mechanical parts after being repaired for proper performance, diagnoses and tests parts with the assistance of computers.
May inspect vehicles and issue roadworthiness certificates or detail work required to achieve roadworthiness.
- Medium skill level
- Medium/Heavy physical demand