Diesel Technician Salary (Canada)
A Diesel Technician earns an average wage of C$25.07 per hour.
|Hourly Rate||C$14.77 - C$37.64|
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|C$31,516 - C$79,568|
Job Description for Diesel Technician
Diesel technician are tasked with maintaining and repairing diesel engines.Read More...
If they are responsible for fleet maintenance or a similar task, these technicians also check to make sure the fleet's engines are functioning properly in an attempt to prevent breakdowns. Diesel technicians may work on marine- or land-based diesel engines, and they may work on larger vehicles (such as trucks) or static diesel engines (such as those in generators). While the technician's work environment varies based on their specialty, they often perform physical work in what may be inclement weather.
As with working conditions, hours are largely dictated by the technician's area of specialty. For example, if they are responsible for maintaining a fleet of trucks, diesel technicians may have a first-shift workweek. However, if they are on call for repairing engines and generators, technicians' hours may vary widely.
Diesel technicians must be experienced in working with diesel engines. They may be required to hold various certifications; certification is available from regional vocational and technical schools, as well as the National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence. Because road testing is an important part of ensuring trucks' diesel engines are working correctly, employers often require technicians hold a valid CDL driver’s license in their state of employment. (Copyright 2018 PayScale.com)
Diesel Technician Tasks
- Perform basic preventative maintenance, as well as troubleshoot and repair all types of diesel engine vehicles.
- Maintain inventory of tools and supplies.
- Learn and apply new technology in advanced diagnostics and repairs.
- Comply with safety and EPA procedures.
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Pay by Experience Level for Diesel Technician
Pay by Experience for a Diesel Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Diesel Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$34,000 based on 8 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Diesel Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$61,000 based on 8 salaries. An experienced Diesel Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$63,000 based on 7 salaries. A Diesel Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$73,000 based on 5 salaries.
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