Choosing a career as a diesel tech
If you bought it, a truck brought it. Trucking is the life-blood of the American economy and diesel technicians keep it going.
The demand for diesel technicians is at an all-time high. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the need for diesel technicians is expected to grow more than 9% in the next seven years. For every 10 technicians retiring, however, only two are coming into the industry. In addition, approximately 50% of current diesel technicians nationwide will be retiring within the next 15 years.
If you have natural mechanical aptitude and thrive on the challenge of problem-solving, you will find that programs in diesel technology can generally be completed in one to two years and for less than half the cost of a four year college degree at a public university. With an average annual starting income of $47,000, entry level technicians will find a career in diesel technology offers stable job opportunities and solid earning potential.
TCC recognizes initiative and has an established history of promoting from within. With the right attitude and dedication, technicians have the opportunity to move into multiple roles within our dealerships.
In addition to health and dental insurance coverage, benefits available to TCC technicians include:
- Access to on-going training at Training Center with certified dealer trainers
- Tuition Reimbursement Program
- Military Appreciation Program
- ASE Master Technician incentive
- Annual steel toe boots and safety glasses allowance
- Tool reimbursement program and pneumatic tool repair program
- 401k and company-paid life insurance
- Company-paid short-term disability
- Paid vacation time and sick time
- CDL incentive
- Tech Efficiency Bonus Program