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Truck Mechanic

Repair trucks, buses and other heavy vehicles.
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What's it like to be a Truck Mechanic?

Truck Mechanics maintain and repair trucks, buses and other heavy diesel vehicles. They diagnose and repair brakes, engines, suspension and steering, and perform tasks from routine services to complete engine rebuilds.

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How to become a Truck Mechanic


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To become a Truck Mechanic you’ll need trade qualifications through an apprenticeship, and you’ll need to obtain specific licences.

  1. Complete a Certificate III in Automotive Diesel Engine Technology (AUR31516) through an apprenticeship or through a registered training organisation.
  2. You may need a forklift licence, a driver's licence and a medium rigid (MR) driver's licence. Check with your local roads and traffic authority for your state or territory’s specific requirements.

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Oct 2018
Truck mechanic is a challenging job due to nature of work and time limits always opportunity to go to a different employer
Reviewer's Qualification
Trade certificate
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Truck mechanic
The good things
Always plenty of work and a variety of work
The challenges
Can be a lot of pressures to get vehicles repaired by a set time also making sure vehicles are safe
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Oct 2018
Being a Heavy Diesel Mechanic is very rewarding and can take you many places
Reviewer's Qualification
Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Heavy Duty Diesel Mechanic
The good things
If you have an interest in mechanics and want to work on some of the largest equipment on road, off road and the biggest of them all, mining machinery then this is the job for you. If you have the rig...
The challenges
Some of the challenges you might face in the heavy mechanical industry is being able to fault diagnose breakdowns, long hours and possibly shift work on a 2 week on roster with day and night shifts bu...
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