Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists:

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul buses and trucks, or maintain and repair any type of diesel engines. Includes mechanics working primarily with automobile or marine diesel engines.

Also includes

About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $42,500.00
Average Time to Fill 55 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2021-2031) 8,844
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2021-2031) 7.41 %

For more information on the new projection methodology, visit Hoosiers by the Numbers .

Find Available Postings

Select an Area:

Find Training

Find Training Programs


Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Work Ethic
Information Gathering

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment

Overhaul major vehicle systems such as engines or transmissions
Repair mechanical timing devices
Rebuild parts or components
Repair major vehicle systems such as engines, engine components, or transmissions
Repair mechanical controls
Repair measuring or control devices
Repair mechanical equipment or machinery
Install vehicle parts and accessories
Install glass such as windshields in motor vehicles
Maintain cargo or passenger vehicle
Maintain mechanical machinery or implements
Adjust clearances of vehicle body parts or components
Service green vehicles to make repairs or maintain good working order
Repair defective or damaged tires
Repair cargo or passenger vehicle
Repair commercial transportation equipment
Align vehicle frame
Conduct tests to locate mechanical system malfunction
Perform preventative maintenance on manufacturing equipment
Replace malfunctioning or worn mechanical components
Adjust clearances of mechanical or electrical components or parts
Install tires on vehicles
Service vehicle with water, air, fuel, or oil
Maintain welding machines or equipment
Maintain work tools or equipment
Lubricate machinery, equipment, or parts
Repair malfunctioning or worn mechanical components

Handling and Moving Objects

Solder metal parts, piping, or components
Weld metal parts and components
Perform combination welding or cutting procedures
Weld metal structures
Set mechanical or electrical controls or components
Align equipment or machinery
Adjust equipment to ensure optimal performance
Adjust vehicle components according to specifications
Assemble equipment or components
Dismantle heavy equipment or machinery
Assemble machine tools, parts, or fixtures
Attach equipment extensions or accessories
Assemble/Disassemble manufactured automotive or vehicle related products by hand
Rewire electrical or electronic systems

Real-Time Job Posting Statistics

Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Occupational Health and Safety
Customer Service
Fleet Preventive Maintenance
Auto Repair
Engine Repair
Customer Contact
Automotive Services Industry Knowledge
Hoisting Equipment

Equal Opportunity is the Law. (La Igualdad De Oportunidad Es La Ley.)
Equal Opportunity Employer/Program Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.