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Diesel Technician

Career Opportunities for Diesel Technicians in New Jersey and Pennsylvania

If you love trucks and want to work with engines, consider enrolling in the diesel technology program at Pennco Tech. Students in New Jersey and Pennsylvania can learn essential skills in our 40-week program. Rewarding careers are available in a variety of trades careers, and there is a steady demand for those who specialize in diesel engines. Start learning the basics of working on big rigs, and buses in a hands-on learning environment with outstanding instructors.

Benefits of Becoming a Diesel Technician

Heavy-duty diesel engines are engineered to last a long time. Fleets of tractor-trailers and trucks move goods around the world every day. Whether owner-operated or part of a larger company, there is considerable investment made in these vehicles, and a priority is placed on their maintenance and repair. Students learn how to diagnose, repair, and overhaul diesel engines in the diesel technology program at Pennco Tech.

People who enjoy working with their hands, don’t mind some grease and dirt, and find satisfaction in putting things right can find a rewarding career in diesel mechanics. And the role of diesel technician is a good way to enter the industry. Other traits of benefit to diesel technicians include:

  • Hand-eye coordination and dexterity
  • Strength for lifting engine parts and tools
  • Customer service skills
  • Organizational orientation
  • Ability to focus on details and troubleshoot

With the strong foundation in mechanical skills and concepts gained at Pennco Tech, diesel technology students can continue to build skillsets and gain on-the-job experience. Throughout the U.S. economy, substantial numbers of workers are aging and moving toward retirement. This also may be the case for many truck fleets on the road. These two factors help create more job opportunities for newly trained diesel technicians.

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TRAIN AS A DIESEL TECHNOLOGY TECHNICIAN
GET INVOLVED IN A GROWING INDUSTRY

DURATION
40 weeks

SCHEDULE
day classes

SALARY
The average salary is
$63,730 per year

*Salary info is pulled from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the information above represents data from PA or NJ.

Because of their efficiency and durability, diesel engines are used all over the world as a reliable way to power our modes of transportation and construction. With training in our Diesel Technology Program at Pennco Tech, we can prepare you for a lucrative and fulfilling career that will allow you to transfer your passion for the trade of Diesel Technology into a profession.

Enroll Today!

If you are looking for a Diesel Technology Program (at our Blackwood campus only), contact us today. We can have you visit our campus and see first-hand how we prepare our students for this in-demand career field.

High school diploma, GED, or equivalent required.

Diesel Technology Program Student Examining Reading on Equipment

What Work Do Diesel Technicians Perform?

So, what does a day in the life of a diesel technician look like? This will vary by workplace, of course, but most likely it will include working as a part of a team. Technicians work with customers, management, and mechanics to ensure that diesel engines are repaired and in good working order. There are work orders and schedules to consider, parts to order, and warranties to consult. Using skills learned in a diesel technician program, they also diagnose and repair diesel engine problems, while assisting in other repairs. The role of the diesel technician can include continuing education and acquisition of specialized skills, as they continue to gain experience in the diesel mechanic environment. Average salaries for diesel technicians vary by state. In New Jersey, they may start as high as $30.18 an hour, according to Indeed. In Pennsylvania, starting salaries are found in the $23-per-hour range, according to ZipRecruiter. According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data, the average annual salary for diesel technicians in New Jersey or Pennsylvania is $63,730.

At Pennco Tech, graduates of the Diesel Technology program have found careers as diesel technicians, fleet technicians, bus and truck technicians, transportation technicians, and service mechanics.

As diesel technicians gain on-the-job experience or pursue more advanced mechanics training programs, they may continue to advance their careers, becoming service managers, or specializing in specific brands or industries. They also may become interested in working with companies that develop new diesel engine products and vehicles.

Why Choose Pennco Tech’s Diesel Technology Program?

Pennco Tech welcomes a diverse student body, including veterans and high school seniors. We also encourage women to participate in trade careers with our Girl Power at Pennco Tech program. Financial aid and scholarships are available for qualified students. Programs run several times a year, so once students are enrolled, they can begin at the next upcoming diesel technology class.

Learn Diesel Technology at Pennco Tech

The diesel technology program at Pennco Tech provides experience with several types of repairs and systems, including preventive maintenance, transmission and clutch services, heating systems, electrical systems, emission systems, lubrication, and computerized diagnostics. The class also includes instruction on chassis, welding, and fabrication. Our instructors have industry experience to share with students and provide high-quality instruction on diesel mechanics and technology. Students complete the program with basic skills in diesel technology and service.

Enroll in Our Program to Start Your Career in Diesel Technology

The diesel technology program at Pennco Tech is based at our Blackwood, NJ, campus. Diesel technicians play important roles in keeping trucks and buses operational. Start a new trade career by enrolling in a program to learn basic skills for working with diesel engines. For more information about programs at Pennco Tech, contact us today.

Our Diesel Technology Graduates Find Careers As

Diesel Technician

Bus/Truck Technician

Fleet Technician

Heavy Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Service Mechanic

I love the staff and the instructors were awesome. They knew things I couldn’t even think of before, but now I’m ready for my career in my field of study. I recommend this school to anyone that dives in deep with torque specs for engine rebuilding, volumetric efficiency, and coefficient of friction understanding.

Mack D., Diesel Technology Program

The diesel program was a very good decision for me to take. Very informative instructors and great hands on experience.

Tyler D., Diesel Technology Program

Thoroughly enjoyed all the teachers and my time there. Great school.

Mike K., Diesel Technology Program
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