1) Repairs and maintains diesel engines used to power machines, such as buses, ships, trucks, railroad trains, electric generators, and construction machinery, using handtools, precision measuring instruments, and machine tools: Diagnoses trouble, disassembles engines, and examines parts for defects and excessive wear.
2) Reconditions and replaces parts, such as pistons, bearings, gears, valves, and bushings, using engine lathes, boring machines, handtools, and precision measuring instruments.
3) May weld and cut parts, using arc-welding and flame cutting equipment.
4) May be designated according to type of diesel engine or equipment repaired as Diesel-Engine Mechanic, Automobile; Diesel-Engine Mechanic, Bus; Diesel-Engine Mechanic, Marine; Diesel-Engine Mechanic, Truck; Diesel-Mechanic, Construction; Diesel-Mechanic, Farm; Locomotive Repairer, Diesel.
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