Mechanic Job Openings - 22 Jobs

  • Estimated Salary

    $42,161

    Maintenance Mechanic II
    Erickson Living

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $37,850

    NEW
    Automotive Technician Mechanic "AND" Tire and Lube Technician
    TBC Corportation

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $26,707

    NEW
    Road Mechanic 2
    Sunbelt Rentals, Inc.

    Manassas, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $26,707

    NEW
    Mechanic 2
    Sunbelt Rentals, Inc.

    Manassas, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $26,707

    NEW
    Commercial Restoration Mechanics
    Simpson Unlimited, Inc.

    Manassas, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $26,707

    Road Mechanic 2
    Sunbelt Rentals

    Manassas, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $26,707

    Mechanic
    Pep Boys

    Annandale, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $26,707

    NEW
    Mechanic (Current ASE Certification) - $2,000. 00 Signing Bonus
    Transdev North America, Inc.

    Hyattsville, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $26,707

    Mechanic-High Voltage (HV)
    Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $26,707

    NEW
    CNG Mechanic- Washington, D. C.
    Love's Travel Stops

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $26,707

    Mechanic Needed hr
    Transdev

    Leesburg, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $26,707

    GSE Mechanic 2
    Northrop Grumman

    Falls Church, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $26,707

    Mechanic 2
    Sunbelt Rentals

    Manassas, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $26,707

    Mechanic-High Voltage (HV)
    Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

    Alexandria, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $29,439

    NEW
    CNG Mechanic
    Loves Travel Stops and Country Store

    Rockville, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $29,439

    CNG Mechanic
    Love's Travel Stops Country Stores

    Rockville, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $26,707

    Mechanic 1
    Sunbelt Rentals

    Manassas, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $26,707

    NEW
    Mechanic Needed $20.
    Transdev North America, Inc.

    Leesburg, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $26,707

    Mechanic 2
    Sunbelt Rentals

    Sterling, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $26,707

    Mechanic 1
    Sunbelt Rentals

    Sterling, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $26,707

    Mechanic 1
    Sunbelt Rentals

    New Baltimore, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $26,707

    Mechanic (Current ASE Certification) - $2,000.00 Signing Bonus
    Transdev

    Hyattsville, MD

Mechanic Jobs

average

$26,708

  • 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

What does a Mechanic do

A Mechanic is responsible for building and assembling machines or mechanical components according to a project's requirements. They also perform basic auto care maintenance, such as oil changes, tire rotations, and inspecting machines and engines.

how to become a Mechanic

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.

Education

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.

Training

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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Real Mechanic Salaries

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Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Avionics Mechanic Hyannis Air Service, Inc. Dec 15, 2015 $60,899
Mechanic (Industrial) V&V Construction, Inc. Bowie, MD Jun 22, 2016 $57,387
Mechanic A&S Auto Service Inc. Woodbridge, VA Jul 11, 2012 $55,994
Avionics Mechanic Hyannis Air Service, Inc. May 16, 2016 $53,845 -
$60,961
Mechanic Corcorans Mobile Service Houston, TX Apr 15, 2010 $52,175
Mechanic (Industrial) V&V Construction Inc. Bowie, MD Aug 25, 2015 $51,792
Mechanic Lourenco Contracting Co. Inc. Hazlet, NJ Feb 22, 2016 $51,376
Trencher Mechanic Techcon Trenching, Inc. Johnson City, TX Mar 30, 2012 $50,856 -
$75,000
Mechanic Nutley Street Exxon Inc. Fairfax, VA Mar 19, 2015 $47,757
Avionics Mechanic Hyannis Air Service, Inc. Dec 15, 2012 $47,291

Top Skills for a Mechanic

Know what it takes to get the job done

CustomerVehiclesImportantPartsSafetyPreventiveMaintenanceTroubleShootingAIRCompressorsHandToolsCustomerServiceElectricalSystemsDiagnosticDevicesAutoRemovalDiagnosisRoutineMaintenanceCumminsBrakeSystemsFuelSystemsCaterpillarTuneUPSWaterPumps

Top Mechanic Skills

Many of the most in demand skills for mechanic jobs include:
  1. Customer Vehicles
  2. Important Parts
  3. Safety
Resumes for candidates with the best skills tend to look like this:
  • Diagnose, repair and complete accepted service on customer vehicles.
  • Follow checklists to ensure all important parts and potentially troublesome areas are examined.
  • Performed safety inspections on the vehicles to ensure driver safety and company integrity.
  • Repaired engines/frames/upholstery of go-carts Performed preventive maintenance on go-carts Maintained all outdoor equipment
  • Trouble shooting, reading schematics, fabricating, cutting and welding was also a major part of the job.

Important Parts, Cummins, Removal, Safety, Routine Maintenance, Hand Tools, Brake Systems, Fuel Systems, Auto, Electrical Systems, Caterpillar, Tune UPS, AIR Compressors, Customer Service, Water Pumps, Diagnosis, Customer Vehicles, Preventive Maintenance, Trouble Shooting, Diagnostic Devices

Top Mechanic Employers

Find the best employers to advance your career

Top 10 Mechanic Employers

Mechanic positions seems to be very popular at United States Army where they currently get hired the most.

Candidates for Mechanics have the most opportunities to get a job at these companies:
  1. Dyncorp International
  2. Baker Hughes
  3. United States Marine Corps
  4. Army National Guard

Overall, there are 10 companies that have hired for Mechanic candidates.

United States Army, Dyncorp International, Baker Hughes, United States Marine Corps, Army National Guard, Pepsico, Halliburton, The Boeing Company, Timco, Waste Management

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