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Become A Fleet Technician

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Working As A Fleet Technician

  • Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment
  • Getting Information
  • Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
  • Outdoors/walking/standing

  • $44,520

    Average Salary

What Does A Fleet Technician Do At Sysco Corp

* Lead the development of the refrigerated trailer of the future
* Primary electric power -- battery / shore
* Back-up diesel power
* Photo-voltaic assist
* Re-generation
* Lead the development of electric tractors and other alternate fuel vehicles specific to Sysco’s application
* Consult or lead programs for alternative vehicle platforms
* Lead the shore power initiative program
* Responsible for maintaining and updating Over-the
* Road Fleet and MHE specifications and options
* Performs other projects and duties as assigned

What Does A Fleet Technician Do At Sunstar Paramedics

* Prompt and regular attendance at work.
* Perform all activities required by company preventative maintenance program.
* Perform drivability diagnostics on all company owned vehicles (gas and diesel)
* Repair all company owned vehicles
* Diagnose and repair all specialty equipment and electrical systems (generator, emergency, communication, hydraulic lifts, stretchers etc.
* Remove vehicles from service as necessary for preventative maintenance and repairs.
* Performs preventative maintenance or repairs as appropriate to ensure safe and reliable operations.
* Ensures proper safe guarding of tools, equipment, parts, and supplies.
* Prepares or completes all work orders and failure reports.
* Maintains a clean and safe work place.
* Performs other such duties as may be required

What Does A Fleet Technician Do At Ricoh Americas Corporation

* Achieves expected productivity levels associated with assigned workload and level of experience.
* Manages territory, inventory and customer relationships.
* Demonstrates good technical and customer relation skills.
* Actively drives revenue generating opportunities through supply leads, contract sales, network support contract leads, equipment and print assessment leads.
* Demonstrates technical expertise
* Performs a full range of servicing and repair service procedures including diagnostics, installation, removal and retrofits on assigned equipment.
* Performs Basic Connected installations, sets up IP addresses, downloads printer drivers and provides customer training on printing standalone and network devices,
* Performs troubleshooting and repairs or replaces equipment components as necessary.
* Demonstrates required digital competencies associated with assigned products and level assignment.
* Completes technical training on new equipment as assigned.
* Manages territory
* Effectively executes all required territory management and call handling procedures.
* Works closely with sales partners to maximize equipment leads and upgrade opportunities.
* Maintains and manages own parts inventory with a high degree of accuracy.
* Adheres to territory back-up plans.
* Completes all required administrative tasks in an accurate and timely manner.
* Complies with all company policies.
* Customer Service
* Interacts with external customers for the purpose of determining service needs on equipment and ensuring overall high level of customer satisfaction with the service performed.
* Exhibits professional appearance and demeanor at all times.
* Maintains productive, professional relationship with all company personnel.
* Maintains a positive demeanor and is a contributing team member.
* Responsible for maintaining a "car stock" inventory.
* Performs other duties as assigned

What Does A Fleet Technician Do At Randstad

* Track the status of equipment inventory and asset management
* Coordinate internal and external contractors, visitors, and other tech support groups schedules
* Coordination and QC of preventive maintenance program
* Understand electronic components and software associated with agricultural research equipment
* Conduct training on equipment
* Track invoice process
* Working hours: Monday
* Friday

What Does A Fleet Technician Do At Bozzuto's Incorporated

* Perform repairs to Tractors
* Perform PM’s on fleet

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How To Become A Fleet Technician

Most diesel technicians learn informally on the job after a high school education, but employers increasingly prefer applicants who have completed postsecondary training programs in diesel engine repair. Although not required, industry certification can demonstrate a diesel technician’s competence and experience.


Most employers require a high school diploma or equivalent. High school or postsecondary courses in automotive repair, electronics, and mathematics provide a strong educational background for a career as a diesel technician.

An increasing number of employers look for workers with postsecondary training in diesel engine repair. Many community colleges and trade and vocational schools offer certificate or degree programs in diesel engine repair.

Programs mix classroom instruction with hands-on training, including the basics of diesel technology, repair techniques and equipment, and practical exercises. Students also learn how to interpret technical manuals and electronic diagnostic reports.


Diesel technicians who begin working without any postsecondary education are trained extensively on the job. Trainees are assigned basic tasks, such as cleaning parts, checking fuel and oil levels, and driving vehicles in and out of the shop.

After they learn routine maintenance and repair tasks and demonstrate competence, trainees move on to more complicated subjects such as vehicle diagnostics. This process can take from 3 to 4 years, at which point a trainee is usually considered a journey-level diesel technician.

Over the course of their careers, diesel technicians must learn to use new techniques and equipment. Employers often send experienced technicians to special training classes conducted by manufacturers and vendors to learn about the latest diesel technology.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Certification from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) is the standard credential for diesel and other automotive service technicians and mechanics. Although not required, this certification demonstrates a diesel technician’s competence and experience to potential employers and clients, and often brings higher pay.

Diesel technicians may be certified in specific repair areas, such as drive trains, electronic systems, or preventative maintenance and inspection. To earn certification, technicians must have 2 years of work experience and pass one or more ASE exams. To remain certified, diesel technicians must pass a recertification exam every 5 years.

Many diesel technicians are required to have a commercial driver’s license so they may test-drive buses and large trucks.

Important Qualities

Customer-service skills. Diesel technicians frequently discuss automotive problems and necessary repairs with their customers. They must be courteous, good listeners, and ready to answer customers’ questions.

Detail oriented. Diesel technicians must be aware of small details when inspecting or repairing engines and components, because mechanical and electronic malfunctions are often due to misalignments and other easy-to-miss causes.

Dexterity. Mechanics need a steady hand and good hand-eye coordination for many tasks, such as disassembling engine parts, connecting or attaching components, or using hand tools.

Mechanical skills. Diesel technicians must be familiar with engine components and systems and know how they interact with each other. They often disassemble major parts for repairs, and they must be able to put them back together properly.

Organizational skills. Diesel technicians must keep workspaces clean and organized in order to maintain safety and ensure accountability for parts.

Strength. Diesel technicians often lift heavy parts and tools, such as exhaust system components and pneumatic wrenches.

Troubleshooting skills. Diesel technicians must be able to use diagnostic equipment on engine systems and components in order to identify and fix problems in increasingly complicated mechanical and electronic systems. They must be familiar with electronic control systems and the appropriate tools needed to fix and maintain them.

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Fleet Technician Demographics


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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • Carrier

  • Japanese


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Top Fleet Technician Skills

  1. Parts Inventory
  2. Diesel Engines
  3. Electrical Diagnosis
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Manage weekly account dispatch and planning, parts inventory, repair quoting, etc.
  • Rebuild gas or diesel engines.
  • Preformed all necessary tasks including S cam and electrical diagnosis and repair
  • Perform safety inspections of equipment and prepare safety documentation required.
  • Performed general preventive maintenance and repairs on diesel & gas vehicles Specialized in Ford trucks and cutaway vans.

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