Diesel & Power Equipment Technology


• Service, troubleshoot, repair and overhaul diesel and gas machinery, equipment and small engines

• Diagnose, repair & operate modern light, medium, heavy duty trucks, agricultural and heavy construction equipment

• Work on hydraulics, electronic systems, and fuel systems

• Learn the fundamentals of Outdoor Power Equipment

• Equipment Operation & Welding

Amazing Alumni/Students

Is this you?

  • I am mechanical
  • I am organized
  • I am a hands-on learner
  • I don’t mind getting my hands dirty

Career Opportunities Upon Graduation:

• Machinery Assembly
• Agriculture Equipment Technician
• Construction Equipment Technician
• Medium Heavy Duty Fleet Technician
• Diesel Technician
• Small Engine Technician
• Tow Motor Operator
• Metal Fabricator
• Recreational Service — motorcycles, quads
• Agricultural Sales & Service
• Equipment Operator

With additional Training/Education:

  • Master Diesel Technician
  • Parts & Service Manager

Certifications: *Earn ODE Credential Points toward Graduation
(*Earn Ohio Department of Education (ODE) Credential Points toward Graduation during your junior and senior years)

• Briggs & Stratton Master Technician (*9 points)

• NCCER (*6 points)

• OSHA 10 (*1 point)
• Fork Lift Operation  (*1 point)
• Man Lift Operation  (*1 point)
• First Aid/CPR (*1 point)

• Snap On Battery, Starting, and Charging Certification

  (*3 points)

• Snap On Multimeter Certification  (*3 points)

• Snap On Torque Certifications  (*3 points)

• Snap On/Starrett Precision Measuring Instruments

Certification (SME endorsed)  (*3 points)

• MACS Air Conditioning Certification

Alternative Pathway points:
• Auto Service Excellence (ASE) Brakes (*3 points)

• Auto Service Excellence (ASE) Diesel Engine (*3 points)

• Auto Service Excellence (ASE) Suspension & Steering (*3 points)

• Auto Service Excellence (ASE) Electrical/Electronic Systems (*3 points)

To be successful in this field, students must be able to:
• Stand and work on their feet several hours at a time
• Perform the job in both hot and cold conditions
• Have good hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity to perform mechanical repairs
• Read & comprehend service manual information and instructions

Typical Wages:
• Agriculture Technician Salary—$27,374-$62,000
• Outdoor Power Equipment/Other Small Engine Mechanic Salary—$24,197-$49,608
• Heavy Equipment Operator—$35,271-$79,728
• Diesel Mechanic Salary—$32,000-$66,043
*United States Payscale.com

Some Area Employers Include:
Ag-Pro, Bane Welker Equipment, Kokosing, Miller Lawn & Garden, OhiGro, Burkhart Farm Center, Thiels Wheels, Hord’s Livestock, Kambach Feeds, Farmers Equipment, Ohio Cat, Cummins Sales & Service, Kale Marketing, Fyda Freightliner, Ohio Peterbilt

Partnering with:

  • University of Northwestern Ohio
    Up to 12 credit hours for Suspension & Steering and Hydraulic Brakes
  • Lincoln Tech Institute

Career Focus:
Prepared for immediate employment in mechanized equipment maintenance and further education

Tri-Rivers Career Center  affirms that equal opportunities are offered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, military status, national origin, disability, age, and ancestry of person.