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Diesel Mechanics Career Ladder or Potential Mobility Paths

 

Superintendent

 

Foreman , Parts Manager

 

Lead Man , Parts Supervisor

 

Journeyman

 

Entry level skill Diesel Mechanic

 

Personal Characteristics:

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

 

Ability to:

•  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:

•  Mechanical things

 

Demonstrate:

•  Mechanical ability

 

Skills:

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

 

Working Conditions:

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

http://www.personalitytype.com

 

The Keirsey Character Sorter and the Keirsey Temperament Sorter

http://www.keirsey.com/

 

Resource Materials on Personality Types

http://sunsite.unc.edu/personality/faq-mbti.html

 

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

http://www.prosperity.com/enneagram/#what

 

Enneagram Personality Dynamics

http://www.9types.com/

 

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

http://www2.ncsu.edu/unity/lockers/users/l/lkj/

 

The Birkman Method: Birkman "Career Style Summary"

http://www.review.com/birkman/birkman.cfm

 

John Holland's SDS (Self-Directed Search)

http://www.self-directed-search.com

You can receive a personalized report online for only ($ 8.95).

 

Do you have a Resume? Do you want to learn how to write a Resume?

Here are some helpful sites online that will help ease the process of building your own resume.

 

Sites for Building a Resume:

 

JobSmart

http://jobsmart.org/tools/resume/index.htm

 

Proven Resumes

http://www.provenresumes.com/reswkshps/electronic/electrespg1.html

 

Rebecca Smiths's eResumes & Resources

http://www.eresumes.com/tut_posting.html

 

Now that you have your resume you may post it online to future employers .

 

Major Job Seeking Sites Where You Can Post Your Resume:

 

CareerSite

www.careersite.com

 

NationJob Network

www.nationjob.com

 

The Monster Board

www.monster.com

 

JobTrak

www.jobtrak.com

 

PassportAccess

www.passportaccess.com

 

Net-Temps

www.net-temps.com

 

Career.Com

www.career.com

 

Career Builder

www.careerbuilder.com

 

Town Online Working

www.townonline.com/working

 

E.span

www.hotjobs.com

 

US Resume

www.usresume.com

 

Employer/ Job sites for Diesel Mechanics:

 

http://www.layover.com/

 

Union Pacific

http://www.up.com/employment/

 

Yellow Freight

http://www.myyellow.com/dynamic/services/content/aboutyellow/employee_careers/index.jsp

 

United Parcel Service

http://www.ups.softshoe.com/cgi-bin/parse-file?TEMPLATE=/htdocs/main.html

 

Dick Simon

http://www.dicksimon.com/employment.htm

 

J.B. Hunt

http://www.jbhunt.com/index.html

 

Knight Transport

http://www.knighttransport.com/employment.htm

 

Con-way Western Express

http://www.con-way.com/

 

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

http://www.mta.net/jobs/HR/HTML/Jobs.htm

 

Caterpillar

http://www.cat.com/about_cat/employment/employment.html

 

Rockview Farms

http://www.rockviewfarms.com/aboutus/employment.htm

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