Profession diesel engine mechanic

Diesel engine mechanics and repairers fit, install, maintain, service and repair Diesel engines and the mechanical and related equipment of passenger cars, delivery trucks, motorcycles and other motor vehicles.

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Personality Type

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

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Knowledge

  • 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.

  • Principles of mechanical engineering

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

  • Principles of combustion engines

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

  • 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.

  • Engine components

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

  • 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.

  • Hydraulics

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

  • 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.

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.

  • Wear appropriate protective gear

    Wear relevant and necessary protective gear, such as protective goggles or other eye protection, hard hats, safety gloves.

  • Diagnose defective engines

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

  • Re-assemble engines

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

  • 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.

  • Maintain work area cleanliness

    Keep the working area and equipment clean and orderly.

  • Comply with factory specifications in engine repair

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

  • Evaluate engine performance

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

  • Bolt engine parts

    Securely bolt together engine components manually or using power tools.

  • Adjust tightness of engine parts

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

  • 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.

  • Disassemble engines

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

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