The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Diesel Mechanic in South Africa is R85.99.
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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 individua…Read more
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.
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Skills in Heavy Equipment Repair and Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Heavy Duty Truck Repair, Maintenance and Automotive Engine Repair.
Pay by Experience Level for Diesel Mechanic
An entry-level Diesel Mechanic with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of R71.22 based on 20 salaries. A mid-career Diesel Mechanic with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R119.26 based on 387 salaries. An experienced Diesel Mechanic with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R144.24 based on 282 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of R143.
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