Catalog 2017-2018

Diesel Equipment Technology


Diesel service technicians and mechanics held about 250,800 jobs in 2012. The majority worked for private companies, but about 10 percent worked for the government. The industries that employed the most diesel service technicians and mechanics in 2012 were as follows:

  • Truck transportation (18 percent) 
  • Government (10 percent)
  • Repair and maintenance (9 percent)
  • Motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts and supplies wholesalers (8 percent)
  • Manufacturing (5 percent)

Employment of diesel service technicians and mechanics is projected to grow 9 percent from 2012 through 2022.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-2015 edition, Diesel Service Technicians and Mechanics.