A Diesel Fitter (also known as a Diesel Mechanic or a Diesel Technician) is generally required to inspect, repair and maintain heavy vehicles such as trucks, buses and any other machine that has a diesel engine.
To be a Diesel Fitter in Queensland you will need to enroll in a Certificate III in Automotive Diesel Engine Technology through TAFE. A prerequisite of the cert is that you are already a contracted apprentice within the field of automated diesel engine technology and have completed grade 10.
Risks of the trade range from minor injuries to major workplace injuries if safety measures aren’t followed correctly.
Working with tools of the trade such as grinders and welding torches also pose hazards if used incorrectly or protective equipment isn’t worn.
Per year a fully qualified Diesel Fitter (mechanic or technician) can earn around $65,000 +
From starting in an entry level position as apprentice, Diesel Fitters and mechanics can progress into specialization areas such as supervisor roles or a technical specialist.
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