Diesel Mechanic in Reno, Nevada Salary

A Diesel Mechanic in Reno, Nevada earns an average wage of $20.95 per hour.

Job Description for Diesel Mechanic

Diesel mechanics are in charge of maintenance, repair, and overall care for diesel vehicles such as buses, boats, trucks, and bulldozers. Most diesel mechanics repair, replace, recondition, dissemble, weld, and examine parts and engines. In some cases, these individuals will have expertise on a specific type of diesel engine. A diesel mechanic can work in government, vehicle wholesaling, freight trucking, and mass transit. Being a diesel mechanic is a very physical career, in which the individual must be able to move and work quickly. Diesel mechanics also need to be able to communicate with drivers and customers, have a professional attitude, and be able to solve problems efficiently. They must also have high attention to detail, good dexterity, and an excellent grasp of mechanical and technical aspects of diesel vehicles. A diesel mechanic needs to be comfortable with computer technology and able to confidently use computer programs to perform diagnostic and precision repairs on diesel vehicles.

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Diesel Mechanic 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.

About Reno, Nevada

Washoe County, Nevada
241,443
Male:
122,292 (50.7%)
Female:
119,151 (49.3%)
Reno is a city in the U.S. state of Nevada. It is located in Northern Nevada, approximately 22 miles (35 km) from Lake Tahoe. Known as "The Biggest Little City in the World", Reno is famous for its casinos and as the birthplace of Caesars Entertainment Corporation. It is the county seat of Washoe County, located in the northwestern part of the state. The city sits in a high desert at the foot of the Sierra Nevada and its downtown area (along with Sparks) occupies a valley informally known as the Truckee Meadows. Reno is the most populous Nevada city outside of the Las Vegas–Paradise, NV MSA, with an estimated population of 233,294 in 2013, and is the third most populous city in the state after Las Vegas and Henderson. Reno is part of the Reno–Sparks metropolitan area, which consists of all of both Washoe and Storey counties, and has a 2013 estimated...
Reno:
$50,451
Nevada:
$52,431
$877
Reno:
$269,200
Nevada:
$221,400
4.3%

Diesel Mechanic Job Listings

Key Stats for Diesel Mechanic

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
33%

Skills That Affect Diesel Mechanic Salaries

Heavy Equipment Repair
▲2%

National Average
$49,000

System Repair
▼13%

Electronic Troubleshooting
▼13%

Troubleshooting
▼13%

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 100%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
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