EACC's Diesel Technology program prepares students for entry level positions needed in medium and heavy truck service and repair, fleet management, or agricultural applications. Throughout the program, learners will use troubleshooting techniques to make a quick and accurate diagnosis of problems and make necessary adjustments and repairs. Topics will include diesel engines, preventative maintenance, electrical and electronic systems, drive train, and hydraulic and pneumatic systems. Potential occupations include: Diesel Technician, Fleet Maintenance Technician, Fuel Injection Technician and Alignment Specialist.
While each employer may utilize your skills through various applications, the primary responsibilities of a Diesel Engine Specialists include: diagnosis, adjustment, repair, or engine overhauling for buses or trucks.
Some day-to-day responsibilities might include:
Inspect brake systems, steering mechanisms, wheel bearings, and other important parts to ensure that they are in proper operating condition.
Use handtools such as screwdrivers, pliers, wrenches, pressure gauges, and precision instruments, as well as power tools such as pneumatic wrenches, lathes, welding equipment, and jacks and hoists.
Adjust and reline brakes, align wheels, tighten bolts and screws, and reassemble equipment.
Examine and adjust protective guards, loose bolts, and specified safety devices.
Perform routine maintenance such as changing oil, checking batteries, and lubricating equipment and machinery.