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Diesel mechanics diagnose and repair the mechanical and electrical faults of diesel vehicles and machinery.
In most cases electrical diagnostic equipment is used to locate problems - experienced diesel mechanics are able to locate a problem by listening to the noise in the engine. Mechanical parts are replaced or minor adjustments made.
Diesel mechanics also complete job cards, furnish information on the parts that should be ordered and assist in training learners. They often perform administrative and managerial tasks. Working conditions of the diesel mechanic vary according to the place of employment - for instance, a well-equipped workshop or farm, ship or construction site.
DIESEL / MOTOR MECHANIC
It is assumed that learners embarking on learning towards this qualification are in possession of:
N2 Engineering Science
N2 Engineering Drawing
N2 Diesel Trade Theory
NCV Level 4
Completed with 7 subjects
(40% or higher is required)
GR 12 Mathematics
* 40% or higher is required
* Maths Literacy is not accepted
A further one week will be used to equip learners with life skills to ensure their competitive advantage in the working environment.
Four weeks are allowed for trade finishing.
The mentor will sign off a task in his/her logbook when the learner has been tested and has mastered the task. All applicable modules must be completed and signed off before the trade test is done
Heavy duty trucks
- Vehicle service stations