Certified Diesel Mechanic
Ready to get a career started as a Diesel Mechanic? The first step to that is obtaining Diesel Mechanic Certification. The Advanced Technology Institute offers a 75-week course, which combines the Heavy Vehicle Technology program with the Automotive Technology program.
I bet you are all thinking to yourself, “why do I have to be certified?” Mechanics are everywhere. Good mechanics are quite a hard thing to find. Great, certified mechanics are uncommon and attract customers. Getting certified puts you in that top tier category of reliable, efficient experts. Whether in heavy equipment or diesel engines, you are rewarded for your certifications with amenities such as:
- Improved customer satisfaction and retention
- Increased profits for your company because no one wants someone who doesn’t know what the heck they’re doing working on their truck, only the best of the best.
- Vast Networking Potential—Your name goes into a nationwide, searchable technician database
- An ASE certified diesel mechanic makes pretty decent money. The median annual wage as of 2014 for diesel technicians and mechanics was $43,630. State and local government mechanics made higher annual wages: $50,680. Not bad right?
After getting not one, but two ASE certifications by taking and passing the two tests, you need three years’ experience working in a shop before you are able to take the Electronic Diesel Engine Diagnostic Specialist Test, which includes sections such as; General Inspection and Diagnosis, Electronic Engine Controls Diagnosis, Air Induction and Exhaust Systems Diagnosis, and Fuel Systems Diagnosis.
This may not be everyone’s first choice in a career, but just like everything else in life with hard work comes great responsblity and as Certified Diesel Mechanic can make a great living for him or herself if the work it put in. If you are interested in starting a career as a Diesel Mechanic contact the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) for more information.