Heavy Equipment/Diesel Technology

Careers & Salaries

Diesel technicians repair and maintain engines that power large ships, trains, generators, and the equipment used in highway construction, logging, and farming. They also maintain and repair powertrain, electrical, and hydraulic systems used in construction equipment, farm equipment, and trucks.

Some technicians work for companies that maintain their own vehicles; in these jobs, technicians spend most of their time doing tasks that will help prevent future problems.

Graduates of this program can also pursue opportunities in the service departments of distributors and dealers, bus lines and railways, trucking and marine industries, schools, electric power plants, local industries and state and federal government departments.

A few examples of job titles in this field include:

  • Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanic
  • Bus and Truck Mechanic and Diesel Engine Specialist
  • Paving, Surfacing and Tamping Equipment Operator
  • Parts Salesperson

For detailed career and salary information, visit the LBCC Career Coach.

All career information and statistics listed here are provided by the State of Oregon.