Careers: Diesel Hydraulic Mechanics

Diesel Hydraulic Mechanics

This job is right for you if….

You like activities that include practical, hands-on problem solutions.

Fast Facts:

Diesel mechanics use many kinds of tools, including pliers, wrenches, screwdrivers, grinders, drills, and lathes.

Basic Skills:

  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • reading work-related information


  • figuring out what is causing equipment, machines, wiring, or computer programs to not work
  • repairing machines or systems using the right tools

What They Do:

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul mobile mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic equipment, such as cranes, bulldozers, graders, and conveyors, used in construction, and logging. 

They do well at jobs that need:

  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Independence
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Initiative
Professional mechanic testing diesel injector in his workshop.

Median Hourly Earnings:

$ 22.72

Job Types Include:

  • Trailer Mechanic
  • Diesel engine  
  • Truck Mechanic

Maine Based Resources To Get Training: Adhesive Bonding Machine Operator

Entry-Level Education 


Currently, there are several vocational trade schools that have specialized classes in industrial manufacturing. 

Maine Community College System

Community Colleges offer programs that may be of interest to a prospective machinist operator or associated worker (i.e., anyone with interest in manufacturing) Programs vary from welding to equipment operation, and more. 

University of Maine- Mechanical Engineering

Maine Maritime Academy – Mechanical Engineering

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