Based on 959 responses, the job of Diesel Mechanic has received a job satisfaction rating of 3.7 out of 5. On average, Diesel Mechanics are highly satisfied with their job.
Q: What is it like working as a Diesel Mechanic?
Diesel Mechanic in Gadsden:
Pros: Being home
Cons: Sometime not enough work.
Diesel Mechanic in Denton:
After being here for over 2 years I have found out that most employee’s hate there job here because of very low pay, terrible retirement fund, horrible insurance, and unfair holiday vacation between what they offer their shops vs. What Corp. Takes off.
"High responsibility, medium stress."
"Hard work and focus."
You need to work hard and focus to be able to perform and give results . Thinking out of the box always comes in handy.
"The deisel mechanic."
Pros: I like that we are always busy. My company allows us to work close to 60 hours a week. What I enjoy most are my coworkers. I like the group of people I work around everyday.
Cons: This job can really wear on your body. I'm 22 and my the end of the work day I feel 50. The work conditions can be rough too. The shop is outside so if it's a cold day I'll be cold all day. If it's a hot day then I'll be hot. It's also very easy to get stressed. At most times I'm the only mechanic so work can pile up. I don't feel like I get paid adequately for all that I do.
"Not enough money."
Find a good place or a new career.
Pros: Schedule, pay discounts, and insurance.
Cons: Long hours, covered in grease when I go home.