In this economy, diesel mechanics and repair technicians are a vital part of maintaining America’s transportation and energy infrastructure.

Because of the widespread use of diesel engines and generators, diesel mechanics find themselves working in a wide variety of regions with a number of different types of jobs available to qualified mechanics.

The most common field that diesel mechanics work in is that of vehicular maintenance.

They help maintain trucks, cars and other vehicles on a regular basis in addition to repairing unexpected malfunctions.

In most cases, these mechanics work in a shop or garage, usually alongside other diesel mechanics.

In some cases, diesel mechanics in these shops will focus on a single procedure, such as ensuring that the diesel engines conform with local and federal pollution standards, while others will provide more general repair services.

A common area of employment for those diesel mechanics that service commercial vehicles is as part of a truck stop or depot.