Diesel Mechanic in Greenville, South Carolina Salary

A Diesel Mechanic in Greenville, South Carolina earns an average wage of $17.28 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.

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 Greenville, South Carolina

Greenville County, South Carolina
60,670
Male:
29,706 (49.0%)
Female:
30,964 (51.0%)
Greenville (/ˈɡriːnvɪl/; locally /ˈɡriːnvəl/) is the county seat of Greenville County in the upstate region of the state of South Carolina, in the United States. The city's mayor is Knox White, who has served as the mayor of Greenville since December 1995. With a population of 64,579 as of 2015, it is the sixth-largest municipality in the state. The population of the surrounding area was 400,492 as of 2010, making it the third-largest urban area in South Carolina as well as the fastest growing. Greenville is the largest city in the Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin Metropolitan Statistical Area. The MSA had a population of 874,869 in 2015, making it the largest in South Carolina and the third largest in the Carolinas. Greenville is the largest city in the Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson Combined Statistical Area. According to United States Census Bureau, the CSA had a population of 1,426,625 as of 2015, making it the largest CSA in...
Greenville:
$41,147
South Carolina:
$45,033
$774
Greenville:
$207,200
South Carolina:
$137,600
6.4%

Diesel Mechanic Job Listings

Key Stats for Diesel Mechanic

1-4 years
80%
10-19 years
20%

Experience Affects Diesel Mechanic Salaries

Mid-Career
▲7%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
▼2%

Skills That Affect Diesel Mechanic Salaries

Electronic Troubleshooting
▲7%

Troubleshooting
▲7%

Maintenance
▲6%

National Average
$36,000

Heavy Equipment Repair
▼7%

Years of Experience

1-4 years
80%
10-19 years
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
no benefits
None: 25%