$58,360 earning potential
Diesel technicians inspect, maintain, repair and care for diesel engines. Some diesel technicians specialize in a specific type of vehicle. When commercial transportation has malfunctions, they diagnose the problems and find solutions.
You have a passion for fixing things
You thrive in a changing work environment
You're a team player
You love playing with the latest technology
You have a sharp attention to detail
You can keep a clean work area
High school: Gentry High School Conversion Charter
Where I trained: Diesel Technician Program through Gentry High School Conversion and on-the-job training at McKee Foods Corporation
What I Earned: Certificate in Heavy Duty Truck Technology
Employer: McKee Foods Corporation in Gentry
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I was able to find a job in my career right out of high school with good benefits, good pay and good hours. I also had training and two years of experience in my career before I even got done with school."
You don't need a college degree to become a diesel technician. In fact, most people starting in this career usually have a high school diploma or equivalent on-the-job training, which you can find at a variety of Arkansas companies.
You don't have to have a college degree to get a job in diesel tech. In fact, people starting in this career usually have a high school diploma or equivalent or on-the-job training, which you can find at a variety of Arkansas companies.
Every day is not the same thing over and over again. There is always something new to learn. I am able to apply the things I know and find my own ways of completing a job."