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Is a diesel mechanic have a good work enviorment?

I want to be a diesel mechanic #diesel #mechanical-engineer #mechanical #mechanics #engineering #engineer. I've always wanted to do this and was wondering if it was something I should try, this would tell me a lot.

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Robby’s Answer

Diesel mechanics also do field work for heavy machinery, such as working on stationary generators for mission-critical businesses. This will take you out of a shop and in the field where you get a change of scenery, which opens doors and opportunity for growth. CAT, Cummins, Generac, etc. are all major generator manufacturers who offer specific training on their machines. Eventually, this route can lead you into a full time maintenance position at Hospitals or Data Centers or many other mission critical facilities where generators are vital to the business's operations. You could use this field as a stepping stone to get you into a better work environment if you so choose.
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chris’s Answer

I can only share my experiences in the diesel field. When I got out of Lincoln Technical institute in 1992 I worked on new semi trucks at a dealership. I didn't realize at the time how good of a job that was starting out. As far as a work environment it was great. My work area was as good as I treated it. My coworkers and I worked together as a team on many work orders. Those trucks usually take a few people to do big jobs. For the most part it was a good job to start my career as a mechanic. I got home sick and started a new job working for a high performance engine shop. There to my work area was up to me as cleanliness goes. I have observed others that work as a mechanic that the job gets better pay as it gets harder. What I mean by that is if you decide to work in the field you are exposed to the elements. So nice days are great but bad days are pretty bad and the environment is your office. A few years ago I took a new job at Cummins and They really showed me the opportunities someone can have in this field. I only wish I was in my twenties again. I started working on Hedgehog Diesel engines In there testing faze. It was amazing. There are many different departments a person can take with Cummins and the possibilities are endless.
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James’s Answer

It depends on what type of Diesel engine you work on. Trucks are the best to work on . You would most likely work on them inside a garage . Construction equipment you work on them out in the field and you are out in the weather.
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