Diesel Mechanics Career Ladder or Potential Mobility Paths
Foreman , Parts Manager
Lead Man , Parts Supervisor
Entry level skill Diesel Mechanic
Personal characteristics will aid you in being successful. These abilities may be natural and can be improved by using them.
Above average ability to:
To analyze data
Use physical coordination
Average ability to:
Use eye-hand coordination
Use hands to reach and fingers to grasp
Use numerical reasoning
Learn and understand the principles of equipment repair
Use verbal ability to communicate with people in order to determine a mechanical problem
Do precise work with tools, instruments, or equipment.
See slight differences in objects
Visualize objects from pictures and drawings
Move often from one task to another using a variety of skills
Make decisions based on facts
Do precise work according to company standards
An interest in:
A skill is a goal directed behavior that can be strengthened through practice.
Knowledge of engines and parts manuals
Ability to detect and replace effective parts
Ability to use shop mathematics
Ability to make a quick and accurate diagnosis of a problem
Ability to use the other tools and equipment of the trade
Ability to repair and adjust mechanical and electrical systems
Diesel technicians usually work indoors, although they occasionally make repairs to vehicles on the road. Diesel technicians may lift heavy parts and tools, handle greasy and dirty parts, and stand or lie in awkward positions to repair vehicles and equipment. Minor cuts, burns, and bruises are common, although serious accidents can usually be avoided if the shop is kept clean and orderly and safety procedures are followed. Technicians normally work in well-lighted, heated, and ventilated areas; however, some shops are drafty and noisy. Many employers provide lockers and shower facilities.
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Do you feel that it is important that your future job or career fit your personality type?
Do you know what type of personality you have?
Do you want to find out?
Take advantage of Assessments Online dealing with Pesonality/Traits:
The Personality Page
The Keirsey Character Sorter and the Keirsey Temperament Sorter
Resource Materials on Personality Types
If you want to learn more about Personality Types than is available on-line , the Resource Materials site has a very extensive bibliography of printed materials that you can search in your local or college library and of course any bookstore.
A Brief Description of the Enneagram
Enneagram Personality Dynamics
Now that you have a better understanding of your personality type and your preferences, you might be interested in taking online career assessments.
The Career Key
The Birkman Method: Birkman "Career Style Summary"
John Holland's SDS (Self-Directed Search)
You can receive a personalized report online for only ($ 8.95).
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Sites for Building a Resume:
Rebecca Smiths's eResumes & Resources
Now that you have your resume you may post it online to future employers .
Major Job Seeking Sites Where You Can Post Your Resume:
The Monster Board
Town Online Working
Employer/ Job sites for Diesel Mechanics:
United Parcel Service
Con-way Western Express
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
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