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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-20-2006, 01:19 AM Thread Starter
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Any diesel mechanic

im doing a project for school on diesel engines and i have to ask someone 10 questions would one of you guys like to help me out if so P.M. me, I will greatly appreciate it.

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You should list the questions so we will know if we can help.
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It would be a good idea to list them. :Thumbup:

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I am a diesel mechanic. But it would be better to post here and everyone can chip in.
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There supose to be interview questions?

1. How did you get interested in working with diesel engines?

2. How long have you been working on diesel engines?

3. Have you had any schooling for your job?

4. What kind of continuing training is necessary for you?

5. Are there any dangers in your job? If so what are they?

6. Is it easy to find employment in your field?

7. Would you recommend your field to some one my age?

8. What advice can you give a person interested in the field you are in?

9. What is the most difficult job you’ve had to do?

10. What do you like about your job? What do you not like about it?

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Here are my answers and you can used which ever ones you want

1. I grew up on a farm in central Illinois and was around diesels all the time. When my family got out of farming working on diesel trucks was the next best thing

2. About 10 years

3. Community College, degrees in Agricultural Mechanics and Automotive Technology

4. The Ford dealer that I work for sends us to training through the year for updates and new model training. (Next one will be on the 6.4)

5. There are some dangers, moving parts while engines are running, vehicles over your head on the hoist, different chemicals.

6. Yes I think it is easy. There is a great demand for good diesel tech's

7. Yes

8. You have to be able to learn new technology and stay up to date on new products to make your self a better tech. You can never quit learning in this field.

9. The last difficult job I had was replacing an engine in a class A motorhome. It was very time consuming.

10. I do like the challenge of diagnosing problems and seeing the end result when they are fixed.

I do not like standing on concrete all day.

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There supose to be interview questions?

1. How did you get interested in working with diesel engines?
Growing up in my uncle's machine shop.
2. How long have you been working on diesel engines?
Since I was 12 (I'm 40 now)
3. Have you had any schooling for your job?
Nope, other than hard knocks.
4. What kind of continuing training is necessary for you?
None, since I don't do it for a living anymore.
5. Are there any dangers in your job? If so what are they?
Just big heavy objects falling off jacks (got scars to prove it)
6. Is it easy to find employment in your field?
Employment - yes...Good employment (with good pay/benefits) - no
7. Would you recommend your field to some one my age?
As long as you don't want to get rich or retire young.
8. What advice can you give a person interested in the field you are in?
Watch and learn from old-timers, they know tricks you'll never learn in school.
9. What is the most difficult job you’ve had to do?
Headgaskets on a 855 Cummins on the side of a hwy.
10. What do you like about your job? What do you not like about it?
I like leaving work at work. I don't like coming home covered in grease (it gets everywhere)
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thanks you guys for helping me i got an A on that part of the project!!

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i wouldnt call my self a diesel machanic right now but im in a tech school for diesel machanics for 2 years...and ive gotten alot of knowledge outta it....so when i finish high school ill graduate from that tech school....so im enjoying that class already but its expensive let me tell you

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