Profession diesel engine mechanic

Diesel engine mechanics repair and maintain all types of diesel engines. They use hand tools, precision measuring instruments, and machine tools to diagnose trouble, disassemble engines, and to examine and exchange parts of defect and excessive wear.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional
  • Realistic / Enterprising
  • Realistic / Investigative

Knowledge

  • Principles of combustion engines

    Basic knowledge and understanding of different types of engines and their construction and performance.

  • Hydraulics

    The power transmission systems that use the force of flowing liquids to transmit power.

  • Principles of mechanical engineering

    Understand principles of mechanical engineering, physics, and materials science.

  • Engine components

    Know the different engine components, and their operation and maintenance. Understand when repairs and replacement should be undertaken.

  • Mechanics

    Theoretical and practical applications of the science studying the action of displacements and forces on physical bodies to the development of machinery and mechanical devices.

  • Operation of different engines

    Know the characteristics, maintenance requirements and operating procedures of various kinds of engines such as gas, diesel, electrical, and engines with steam propulsion plants.

  • Health and safety measures in transportation

    The body of rules, procedures and regulations related to health and safety measures intended to prevent accidents or incidents in transportation.

  • Physics

    Have a wide background of physics which is the natural science that involves the study of matter and its motion through space and time, along with related concepts such as energy and force.

Skills

  • Use traditional toolbox tools

    Use tools found in a traditional toolbox, such as hammer, plier, screwdriver, and wrench. Observe safety precautions while operating these instruments.

  • Bolt engine parts

    Securely bolt together engine components manually or using power tools.

  • Maintain work area cleanliness

    Keep the working area and equipment clean and orderly.

  • Evaluate engine performance

    Read and comprehend engineering manuals and publications; test engines in order to evaluate engine performance.

  • Perform manual work autonomously

    Show the ability to pursue basic manual tasks without the help or assistance of others, not needing supervision or guidance, and taking responsibility for one's actions.

  • Repair engines

    Repair identified problems with internal combustion engines, external combustion engines and electrical motors. Replace and fix faulty parts by using hand and machine tools.

  • Comply with legal regulations

    Ensure you are properly informed of the legal regulations that govern a specific activity and adhere to its rules, policies and laws.

  • Comply with factory specifications in engine repair

    Ensure that all engine components comply with factory standards and specifications.

  • Disassemble engines

    Disassemble internal combustion engines, generators, pumps, transmissions and other components of mechanical equipment.

  • Diagnose defective engines

    Diagnose engine damage or malfunctions by inspecting mechanical equipment; utilise instruments such as chassis charts, pressure gauges, and motor analysers.

  • Adjust tightness of engine parts

    Tighten or unscrew engine parts using hand and power tools; maintenance of tubing, casing and connecting rods.

  • Re-assemble engines

    Re-assemble transport equipment engines after overhaul, inspection, repair, maintenace or cleaning according to blueprints and technical plans.

Optional knowledge and skills

maintain electrical engines lubricate engines maintain vessel engine room automotive diagnostic equipment follow given instructions use automotive diagnostic equipment rail infrastructure mechanics of trolley buses create solutions to problems check train engines aircraft mechanics mechanics of trains perform maintenance on locomotives identify customer's needs issue sales invoices perform routine maintenance on railway engines mechanics of motor vehicles provide customer information related to repairs install transport equipment engines mechanics of vessels clean vehicle engine