[Video] What Certifications Do Diesel Mechanics Need?

In this video, we'll be discussing the diesel mechanic certifications you'll need to succeed in this field. Diesel mechanics are responsible for maintaining and repairing heavy-duty vehicles such as trucks, buses, and construction equipment. It is a highly skilled and in-demand profession that requires specialized knowledge and training. To become a diesel mechanic, you'll first need to complete a formal training program.

Many community colleges, vocational schools, and technical schools offer diesel mechanic programs that can take anywhere from six months to two years to complete. These programs typically include both classroom instruction and hands-on training. Once you've completed your training, you'll need to pass the certification exams.

The certifications that you'll need will depend on the type of equipment you'll be working on and the state you are in.

The most common certifications are issued by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). ASE offers a variety of certifications for diesel mechanics, including the ASE T2 Diesel Engine, ASE T3 Drive Train, and ASE T4 Brakes. In addition to certifications, you'll also need to have a good understanding of diesel engines, computer systems, and the tools and equipment used in the field. Strong problem-solving skills, attention to detail, and good communication are also essential.

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Dan Ascher

Written by Dan Ascher

Dan joined ATS' talent acquisition team as a talent acquisition specialist in early 2016. Dan is passionate about connecting people with the jobs that suit them best, a quality that made him highly effective in this role. In April 2022, Dan became ATS' lead talent acquisition specialist where he continues to help job seekers find their spot within ATS.

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