How to become entry level diesel mechanic?

There's a job opening at a local Cummins shop for an entry level diesel mechanic. The job requirements don't include any sort of a degree other than HS diploma. I don't have a degree beyond HS and I've never worked with engines, but this job really interests me. What are they looking for in this type of a position? Do they typically hire people who don't have a degree related to the job? Are women more/less likely to receive a job offer?

Asked By: Anonymous - 1/24/2013
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They are looking for someone to train. Though degrees are becoming more of a factor (you start something and finish it out). Being a retired automotive technician (with AA degrees in Computer Service Technology and Digital Electronics) as well as having taught at the local community college for 10 years (automotive... More
Answered By: brucec30 - 1/24/2013
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Diesel mechanic are narmaley for men because it is very hevy work ,I did it for 30 years and never seen a woman mechanic .
Answered By: drpeppers - 1/24/2013
here is the best tip. ryder and penske will hire entry level mechanics. you may end up working second or third shift but you are now working as a mechanic. these two companies will also provide you with some training and schooling to improve you. you will need an assortment of tools. most shop require that. knowing how... More
Answered By: RD - 1/24/2013
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