A Diesel Fuel Injection Mechanic is a person who repairs, installs and maintains diesel fuel injection units, pumps and their components.
This includes troubleshooting structural, mechanical, and hydraulic systems to identify problems. They must be able to use manufacturers' specifications and established procedures in the repair of fuel injection systems. Other responsibilities include testing repaired equipment for proper performance, cleaning equipment, and other routine maintenance work.
Diesel Fuel Injection Mechanics can work under a variety of conditions. Some will work mainly indoors, in repair shops, plants and other buildings, but some will work outside at least part of the time. Workers in some industrial specialties may have to move around for jobs or work in remote areas. Shift work is common, especially in plants. Many of these positions are unionized.
Physical strength and dexterity are required for the work of putting together and repairing large machines. Diesel Fuel Injection Mechanics often work with electronic systems or diagnostic tools. Because machines are constantly being upgraded to take advantage of new technology, workers must be able to stay up-to-date with new developments. The ability to read and interpret technical information in shop manuals and manufacturer's documentation is important.
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