A common method of shipping goods is via trucks, and the companies that operate fleets of large trucks need mechanics to keep them on the road. An apprentice diesel mechanic holds an entry-level position on the teams that repair and maintain tractor trailers and shipping trucks. The apprentice typically works under the supervision of service managers and master mechanics in performing his or her duties.
Apprentice, Diesel Mechanic Tasks
Diagnose and troubleshoot mechanical problems, recording data.
Prepare workspaces and arrange equipment for use.
Assist with inspection, repair, and maintenance of diesel engines and associated machinery.
Complete scheduled maintenance like cleaning, fueling, oil changes, and part replacement.