The average salary for a Diesel Mechanic in South Africa is R237,575.
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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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Popular Skills for Diesel Mechanic
Heavy Equipment Repair
Automotive Engine Repair
Skills in Heavy Equipment Repair, Automotive Engine Repair, Maintenance, Troubleshooting and Electronic Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average.
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 R225,000 based on 5 salaries. An early career Diesel Mechanic with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R205,858 based on 50 salaries. A mid-career Diesel Mechanic with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R245,387 based on 66 salaries. An experienced Diesel Mechanic with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R348,653 based on 44 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of R303,090.
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