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Diesel Fitter

Diesel Fitter

A tough but rewarding career.

What can I earn as a Diesel Fitter?

The most common salary  for a Diesel Fitter is between $100k and $120k
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Duration 30 wks - 4 yrs
12 institutions offering this qualification
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How do Diesel Fitters rate their role?

Latest reviews from 24 Diesel Fitters surveyed on SEEK

Latest reviews

5 out of 5Nov 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Certificate III in Automotive (Diesel Fitting)
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
diesel fitter
The good things
I have always wanted to be a diesel fitter which has allowed me to travel overseas to work on snow industry.
The challenges
It is always hard to get the experience required but just keep going.
5 out of 5Nov 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Heavy veichal road tranport mechanic
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Heavy machinery earthmoving
The good things
Allows you to choose different areas to work in. Many differnt jobs in the same field always something new to do and learn.
The challenges
Diagnostic and fault finding are an endless challenge due to the variety of machinery types and brands used.
3 out of 5Nov 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Certificate 111 mechanical
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Mining
The good things
Meeting new people and sending out a good product, problem solving
The challenges
Dealing with different types of personalities, heat, paperwork
5 out of 5Nov 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Certificate III in Mobile Plant Technology
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Mobile plant Technician
The good things
Working with great staff
The challenges
Fault finding equipment
3 out of 5Nov 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Mining maintenance
The good things
Able to diagnose faults on most mechanical items, not just at work.
The challenges
The most challenging things as a diesel fitter in mining is, safety/rules on site and paper work to be completed
4 out of 5Nov 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Certificate IV in Business and mechanical engineering
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Field service
The good things
The good , satisfaction when repairs are completed and troubleshooting faults to get a machine going again, I’m currently on a great rooster that suits an active lifestyle. Can earn some good money if...
The challenges
The challenges, it is either very hot or very cold working conditions with a lot of manual handling, currently working in the mining industry, common sense is not very common which can be a challenge...
5 out of 5Nov 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Diesel fitter)
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
FIFO 2/1 Heavy Duty Fitter
The good things
Well, to be a successful Diesel Fitter in my personal opinion is, upon completion of your Tafe studies it would be best taking up training with preferably, an OEM company or with a reputable private f...
The challenges
The challenges of being a Diesel Fitter is as demanding as the remunerations that comes with it though. It also depends on the environment you work in, the challenges vary. The main challenges would ...
5 out of 5Nov 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Certificate III in Business
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
cat field service
The good things
Great role to be in great rostered jobs good variety of work some rosters to suit your lifestyle can go anywhere in the world to get a job
The challenges
always new technology to deal with can be demanding
4 out of 5Nov 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Mining equipment
The good things
The most rewarding part of the job is fault tracing and repairing the hard to find problems.
The challenges
The repetitiveness of having to complete services regularly does become tedious.
5 out of 5Nov 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Mobile Plant Maintenance
The good things
The positives of being a diesel fitter on a mine site is that the day to day jobs differ from repairing a small lighting plant to component change outs on the largest or hydraulic excavators. There is...
The challenges
One of the challenges would be working away from my family. Although technology has made it easier to stay in contact, it is mentally taxing not being able to be with them physically. Another challeng...
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Diesel Fitter jobs on SEEK
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Projected job growth

National increase over next 5 years
2.1%
2018
2023
Source: LMIP. Metal Fitters and Machinists
Latest Diesel Fitter jobs on SEEK
Marais Laying Technologies Pty Ltd
Sydney > Parramatta & Western Suburbs
Our team is currently looking for an experienced Qualified Fitter Diesel Mechanic to keep up our level of commitment to safety and customer service
Besst Recruitment Pty Ltd
Lismore & Far North Coast
We are currently looking for a Diesel Fitter for a Field Service Role. Earthmoving Machinery. Permanent Role. Immediate Start! Ballina/Lismore Area
AllightSykes Pty Ltd
Gold Coast
Currently seeking an experienced and highly motivated Diesel Fitter to join our innovative and growing operations in Yatala.
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Serco Asia Pacific
Perth > Fremantle & Southern Suburbs
We are looking for an experienced Marine Diesel Fitter to make a difference every day by performing tasks to the highest of standards to support Navy
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