Journey-level Diesel and Truck Mechanics are highly respected technical experts in their field. They work independently to solve problems using professional judgement, and take responsibility for the safe operation of the equipment that they repair and maintain.
Diesel and Truck Mechanics also specialize in a particular field. Areas of specialization include trucks, buses, boats, ships, locomotives, construction machines and all classifications of support equipment.
Upon acquiring the skills of a journey-level mechanic there are few limitations to career prospects associated with the trade. A partial list of career choices includes Power Mechanic, Chassis Mechanic, Field Service Technician, Power-train Mechanic, Equipment Inspector, Service Writer, Foreman, Supervisor, Manager, Trainer, Welder/Fabricator, Body and Paint Repairman, and Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Technician.