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How to Become a Diesel Mechanic

How to Become a Diesel Mechanic

7/26/2021

If you're looking for a career where you get to work with your hands and earn a solid income without a four-year college degree, becoming a diesel mechanic might be for you. As a diesel mechanic, you'll get to solve problems every day and keep heavy-duty diesel engines running at their best. Before pursuing a career as a diesel mechanic, explore what it takes to become one and how you can set yourself up for success.

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10 Reasons to Become a Diesel Mechanic

10 Reasons to Become a Diesel Mechanic

6/21/2021

A diesel mechanic, also known as a diesel technician, repairs, maintains, and rebuilds diesel engines and vehicles. The overall need and demand for skilled diesel mechanics and technicians remain high throughout the United States. Many training programs and apprenticeships offer a quick way to learn fundamental skills to start your career as a diesel mechanic. Explore our 10 top reasons to become a diesel mechanic to learn more about a rewarding career in the diesel industry.

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On the Lookout for Lockout/Tagout

On the Lookout for Lockout/Tagout

4/26/2021

Why is “lockout tagout” safety so important? In the simplest terms, it is because it is extremely hazardous for employees to work on repairing a machine when there is stored energy in it.There are three groups of employees who are impacted by lockout/tagout, including...

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The Importance of Reliable and Efficient Mining Equipment

The Importance of Reliable and Efficient Mining Equipment

3/31/2021

The mining industry is one of the most challenging job sectors in the country. Mining operations are always focused on controlling costs and maintaining a profit. Having reliable equipment makes mining easier, safer, and more productive. The right equipment can also improve the mine site's productivity and help your keep cost per ton low. Read on to learn more about the importance of efficient mining equipment and get tips for improving your productivity in mining.

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Common Types of Mining Equipment Used in the Mining Industry

Common Types of Mining Equipment Used in the Mining Industry

3/25/2021

Mining is one of the most vital components of modern society due to the use of mined minerals in almost every consumer product. Additionally, 50% of the nation's energy comes from coal or nuclear power that uses uranium. To support this need for modern equipment, mines are found in all 50 states, including our home state of Nevada.

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