Bus and Truck Mechanics
On the Job
Bus and Truck Mechanics inspect and maintain large vehicles. They diagnose, adjust, and repair buses or trucks. They maintain any type of diesel engine.
This career requires good hearing and time standing, walking, or running.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Lubricate equipment to allow proper functioning.
- Rebuild parts or components.
- Repair defective engines or engine components.
- Repair non-engine automotive or vehicle components.
- Replace worn, damaged, or defective mechanical parts.
- Service green vehicles to make repairs or maintain good working order.
- Service vehicles to maintain functionality.
- Operate transportation equipment to demonstrate function or malfunction.
- Inspect mechanical components of vehicles to identify problems.
- Measure equipment outputs.
Typical Working Conditions
- Using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- Exposure to contaminants (like gases or odors).
- Working outdoors exposed to weather.
- Having face-to-face discussions.
- Exposure to hazardous equipment.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- The freedom to determine tasks, priorities, and goals.
- Working with a group or team.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
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