Diesel Engine 


Diesel Engine Mechanics are systematic and resourceful professionals who enjoy analyzing diesel systems and ensuring every item is properly assessed and fixed—getting vehicles back on the road. 

As a Diesel Engine Mechanic, you’ll spend each day collaborating with team members and working with your hands as you inspect and repair vehicles.

You’ll enjoy mechanics and troubleshooting, which you’ll do a lot of as you not only handle routine repairs, but also interpret diagnostic testing and develop repair plans. You’ll also work on a wide range of vehicles, with no two issues ever the same.

What You'll Learn

  • How to use tools and shop equipment 
  • How to service and repair diesel engine systems 
  • How to service and repair brakes, frames, steering and suspension 
  • How to service and repair electrical systems and trailers 
  • How to service and repair air conditioning and accessories 

Key Job Skills

  • Critical thinking 
  • Vehicle systems repair 
  • Equipment maintenance 
  • Troubleshooting  
  • Systems monitoring   

Technical Training

To get certified, you will need to sign up for technical training at an approved training provider in addition to on-the-job training. 

Visit Trades Training BC and EducationPlannerBC for a comprehensive list of what programs are available in your trade at public and non-public schools. 

Technical Training 18 weeks over 2 years
Work-Based Training
3000 HOURS
Salary Range Hourly
$24.18 — $49.10

Program Updates

2024 Program Information

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If you have significant work experience in a trade but have never been certified in Canada, you may apply to challenge the certification. Learn more about How to Challenge a Skilled Trade.


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